From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds17 July 2018 It was 21 March 2013. The world’s scientific press had either gathered in ESA’s Paris headquarters or logged in online, along with a multitude of scientists around the globe, to witness the moment when ESA’s Planck mission revealed its ‘image’ of the...
ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize 10 May 2018
ESA Planck team awarded prestigious prize 10 May 2018 The ESA Planck team has been honoured with the 2018 Gruber Cosmology Prize for its mission mapping the cosmic microwave background – relic radiation from the Big Bang that is still observable today.
Rosetta and Planck honoured in annual Royal Astronomical Society awards12 January 2018 ESA’s Matt Taylor has been awarded the 2018 Service Award for Geophysics by the Royal Astronomical Society for his outstanding contribution to the Rosetta mission, while the Planck mission has been honoured with the Group Achievement Award for their e...
Herschel and Planck find missing clue to galaxy cluster formation31 March 2015 By combining observations of the distant Universe made with ESA’s Herschel and Planck space observatories, cosmologists have discovered what could be the precursors of the vast clusters of galaxies that we see today.
Planck reveals first stars were born late05 February 2015
Planck reveals first stars were born late05 February 2015 New maps from ESA’s Planck satellite uncover the ‘polarised’ light from the early Universe across the entire sky, revealing that the first stars formed much later than previously thought.
Planck: gravitational waves remain elusive30 January 2015
Planck: gravitational waves remain elusive30 January 2015 Despite earlier reports of a possible detection, a joint analysis of data from ESA’s Planck satellite and the ground-based BICEP2 and Keck Array experiments has found no conclusive evidence of primordial gravitational waves.