Planck takes magnetic fingerprint of our Galaxy06 May 2014 Our Galaxy’s magnetic field is revealed in a new image from ESA’s Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of ‘polarised’ light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.
Last command sent to ESA’s Planck space telescope23 October 2013
Last command sent to ESA’s Planck space telescope23 October 2013 ESA’s Planck space telescope has been turned off after nearly 4.5 years soaking up the relic radiation from the Big Bang and studying the evolution of stars and galaxies throughout the Universe’s history.
Planck on course for safe retirement21 October 2013
Planck on course for safe retirement21 October 2013 In preparation for its final switch-off on 23 October, mission controllers today fired Planck’s thrusters to empty its fuel tanks. The burn is one of the final steps to ensure that Planck ends its hugely successful mission in a permanently safe config...
Celebrating the legacy of ESA’s Planck mission18 October 2013
Celebrating the legacy of ESA’s Planck mission18 October 2013 From the tiniest fraction of a second after the Big Bang to the evolution of stars and galaxies over 13.8 billion years, ESA’s Planck space telescope has provided new insight into the history of our Universe. Although science observations are now comp...
Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe21 March 2013
Planck reveals an almost perfect Universe21 March 2013 Acquired by ESA’s Planck space telescope, the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background – the relic radiation from the Big Bang – was released today revealing the existence of features that challenge the foundations of our curr...
Call for Media: First cosmology results from ESA’s Planck mission13 March 2013 Media representatives are invited to a briefing on the first cosmology data release from ESA’s Planck mission. The new results include Planck’s first all-sky map of the cosmic microwave background.