Europe’s Planck telescope produces image of the universe 14 billion years and six months in the making
Planck telescope view of the universe
This is the extraordinary place where we all live – the Universe.
The picture is the first full-sky image from Europe’s Planck telescope which was sent into space last year to survey the “oldest light” in the cosmos.
It took the 600m-euro observatory just over six months to assemble the map.
It shows what is visible beyond the Earth to instruments that are sensitive to light at very long wavelengths – much longer than what we can sense with our eyes.
Researchers say it is a remarkable dataset that will help them understand better how the Universe came to look the way it does now.
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]Europe’s Planck telescope produces image of the universe 14 billion years and six months in the making,