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This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.
This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.

Astronomers Dig Up Treasure Trove of Galaxy Clusters

This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA19330
Added: 2015-03-31

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Astronomers Dig Up Treasure Trove of Galaxy Clusters

This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission - The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy.

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A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.
A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.

Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background

A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18916
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 882

Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background

A visualization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, as detected by ESA's Planck satellite over the entire sky.

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Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.
Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.

Polarized Dust Lights Up Milky Way

Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.

Target: Milky Way
Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18915
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1523

Polarized Dust Lights Up Milky Way

Our Milky Way galaxy is ablaze with dust in this new all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. The towers of fiery colors are actually dust in the galaxy and beyond that has been polarized.

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Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.
Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.

Universal Matter

Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18914
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1231

Universal Matter

Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.

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A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.
A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.

Milky Way Untangled

A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.

Target: Milky Way
Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18913
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1592

Milky Way Untangled

A new, dynamic portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a frenzy of gas, charged particles and dust as seen by the European Space Agency's Planck mission.

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This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.
This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.

A Milky Way 'Mixer' Amongst the Stars

This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.

Target: Milky Way
Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18912
Added: 2015-02-05

Views: 1666

A Milky Way 'Mixer' Amongst the Stars

This composite image comes from the ESA's Planck shows a festive portrait of our Milky Way galaxy shows a mishmash of gas, charged particles and several types of dust.

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The color scale in this image from the Planck mission represents the emission from dust, a minor but crucial component that pervades our Milky Way galaxy. The texture indicates the orientation of the galactic magnetic field.
The color scale in this image from the Planck mission represents the emission from dust, a minor but crucial component that pervades our Milky Way galaxy. The texture indicates the orientation of the galactic magnetic field.

Planck's View of BICEP2/Keck Array Field

The color scale in this image from the Planck mission represents the emission from dust, a minor but crucial component that pervades our Milky Way galaxy. The texture indicates the orientation of the galactic magnetic field.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA18911
Added: 2015-01-30

Views: 1920

Planck's View of BICEP2/Keck Array Field

The color scale in this image from the Planck mission represents the emission from dust, a minor but crucial component that pervades our Milky Way galaxy. The texture indicates the orientation of the galactic magnetic field.

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The magnetic field of our Milky Way galaxy as seen by ESA's Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of polarized light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.
The magnetic field of our Milky Way galaxy as seen by ESA's Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of polarized light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.

Magnetic Map of Milky Way

The magnetic field of our Milky Way galaxy as seen by ESA's Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of polarized light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck Spacecraft
ID#: PIA18048
Added: 2014-05-06

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Magnetic Map of Milky Way

The magnetic field of our Milky Way galaxy as seen by ESA's Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of polarized light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way.

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The oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, as observed by the Planck space telescope is shown in the oval sky map. An artist's concept of Planck is next to the map.
The oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, as observed by the Planck space telescope is shown in the oval sky map. An artist's concept of Planck is next to the map.

Planck and the Cosmic Microwave Background (Artist Concept)

The oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, as observed by the Planck space telescope is shown in the oval sky map. An artist's concept of Planck is next to the map.

Mission: Planck
Instrument: Planck Telescope
ID#: PIA17449
Added: 2013-10-23

Views: 4027

Planck and the Cosmic Microwave Background (Artist Concept)

The oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, as observed by the Planck space telescope is shown in the oval sky map. An artist's concept of Planck is next to the map.

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This frame from an artist's animation depicts the 'life' of a photon, or particle of light, as it travels across space and time, from the very early universe ESA's Planck satellite.
This frame from an artist's animation depicts the 'life' of a photon, or particle of light, as it travels across space and time, from the very early universe ESA's Planck satellite.

A Journey of Light Through Space and Time

This frame from an artist's animation depicts the 'life' of a photon, or particle of light, as it travels across space and time, from the very early universe ESA's Planck satellite.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16882
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 2817

A Journey of Light Through Space and Time

This frame from an artist's animation depicts the 'life' of a photon, or particle of light, as it travels across space and time, from the very early universe ESA's Planck satellite.

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Tones represents sound waves that traveled through the early universe, and were later 'heard' by ESA's Planck space telescope. The primordial sound waves have been translated into frequencies we can hear.
Tones represents sound waves that traveled through the early universe, and were later 'heard' by ESA's Planck space telescope. The primordial sound waves have been translated into frequencies we can hear.

Sounds of the Ancient Universe

Tones represents sound waves that traveled through the early universe, and were later 'heard' by ESA's Planck space telescope. The primordial sound waves have been translated into frequencies we can hear.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16881
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 7659

Sounds of the Ancient Universe

Tones represents sound waves that traveled through the early universe, and were later 'heard' by ESA's Planck space telescope. The primordial sound waves have been translated into frequencies we can hear.

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ESA's Planck has imaged the most distant light we can observe, called the cosmic microwave background, with unprecedented precision.
ESA's Planck has imaged the most distant light we can observe, called the cosmic microwave background, with unprecedented precision.

Through the Universe's Looking Glass

ESA's Planck has imaged the most distant light we can observe, called the cosmic microwave background, with unprecedented precision.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16880
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 2124

Through the Universe's Looking Glass

ESA's Planck has imaged the most distant light we can observe, called the cosmic microwave background, with unprecedented precision.

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This graph shows the temperature differences in the oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, detected by ESA's Planck at different distances apart on the sky.
This graph shows the temperature differences in the oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, detected by ESA's Planck at different distances apart on the sky.

The Universe, Summed Up in a Squiggly Line

This graph shows the temperature differences in the oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, detected by ESA's Planck at different distances apart on the sky.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16879
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 2469

The Universe, Summed Up in a Squiggly Line

This graph shows the temperature differences in the oldest light in the universe, called the cosmic microwave background, detected by ESA's Planck at different distances apart on the sky.

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This detailed map of the oldest light in our universe allowed scientists to take the most precise inventory of the universe's ingredients to date.
This detailed map of the oldest light in our universe allowed scientists to take the most precise inventory of the universe's ingredients to date.

Refining the Ingredients of Our Universe

This detailed map of the oldest light in our universe allowed scientists to take the most precise inventory of the universe's ingredients to date.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16878
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 2078

Refining the Ingredients of Our Universe

This detailed map of the oldest light in our universe allowed scientists to take the most precise inventory of the universe's ingredients to date.

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ESA's Planck mission has imaged the oldest light in our universe. The top map shows Planck's all-sky map of the cosmic microwave background, whereas the bottom map shows the largest-scale features of the map.
ESA's Planck mission has imaged the oldest light in our universe. The top map shows Planck's all-sky map of the cosmic microwave background, whereas the bottom map shows the largest-scale features of the map.

Peculiar Features in Patterns of Ancient Light

ESA's Planck mission has imaged the oldest light in our universe. The top map shows Planck's all-sky map of the cosmic microwave background, whereas the bottom map shows the largest-scale features of the map.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16877
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 2794

Peculiar Features in Patterns of Ancient Light

ESA's Planck mission has imaged the oldest light in our universe. The top map shows Planck's all-sky map of the cosmic microwave background, whereas the bottom map shows the largest-scale features of the map.

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This illustration summarizes the almost 14-billion-year-long history of our universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos.
This illustration summarizes the almost 14-billion-year-long history of our universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos.

The Story of Our Universe

This illustration summarizes the almost 14-billion-year-long history of our universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16876
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 4364

The Story of Our Universe

This illustration summarizes the almost 14-billion-year-long history of our universe. It shows the main events that occurred between the initial phase of the cosmos.

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This full-sky map from ESA's Planck mission shows matter between Earth and the edge of the observable universe. Regions with less mass show up as lighter areas while regions with more mass are darker.
This full-sky map from ESA's Planck mission shows matter between Earth and the edge of the observable universe. Regions with less mass show up as lighter areas while regions with more mass are darker.

Map of Matter in the Universe

This full-sky map from ESA's Planck mission shows matter between Earth and the edge of the observable universe. Regions with less mass show up as lighter areas while regions with more mass are darker.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16875
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 3634

Map of Matter in the Universe

This full-sky map from ESA's Planck mission shows matter between Earth and the edge of the observable universe. Regions with less mass show up as lighter areas while regions with more mass are darker.

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This graphic illustrates the evolution of satellites designed to measure ancient light leftover from the big bang that created our universe 13.8 billion years ago; NASA's COBE Explorer (left) and WMAP (middle), and ESA's Planck (right).
This graphic illustrates the evolution of satellites designed to measure ancient light leftover from the big bang that created our universe 13.8 billion years ago; NASA's COBE Explorer (left) and WMAP (middle), and ESA's Planck (right).

The Universe Comes into Sharper Focus

This graphic illustrates the evolution of satellites designed to measure ancient light leftover from the big bang that created our universe 13.8 billion years ago; NASA's COBE Explorer (left) and WMAP (middle), and ESA's Planck (right).

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16874
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 2834

The Universe Comes into Sharper Focus

This graphic illustrates the evolution of satellites designed to measure ancient light leftover from the big bang that created our universe 13.8 billion years ago; NASA's COBE Explorer (left) and WMAP (middle), and ESA's Planck (right).

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This map shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by ESA's Planck mission. The ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old.
This map shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by ESA's Planck mission. The ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old.

Best Map Ever of the Universe

This map shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by ESA's Planck mission. The ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
ID#: PIA16873
Added: 2013-03-21

Views: 8841

Best Map Ever of the Universe

This map shows the oldest light in our universe, as detected with the greatest precision yet by ESA's Planck mission. The ancient light, called the cosmic microwave background, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was 370,000 years old.

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Planck has discovered a bridge of hot gas that connects galaxy clusters Abell 399 (lower center) and Abell 401 (top left). The galaxy pair is located about a billion light-years from Earth.
Planck has discovered a bridge of hot gas that connects galaxy clusters Abell 399 (lower center) and Abell 401 (top left). The galaxy pair is located about a billion light-years from Earth.

Bridging Cities of Galaxies

Planck has discovered a bridge of hot gas that connects galaxy clusters Abell 399 (lower center) and Abell 401 (top left). The galaxy pair is located about a billion light-years from Earth.

Mission: Planck
Instrument: Planck Space Telescope
ID#: PIA16466
Added: 2012-11-20

Views: 3101

Bridging Cities of Galaxies

Planck has discovered a bridge of hot gas that connects galaxy clusters Abell 399 (lower center) and Abell 401 (top left). The galaxy pair is located about a billion light-years from Earth.

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From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Planck and Kepler space telescopes. NASA extended Spitzer and Kepler for two additional years; and the U.S. portion of Planck, a European Space Agency mission, for one year.
From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Planck and Kepler space telescopes. NASA extended Spitzer and Kepler for two additional years; and the U.S. portion of Planck, a European Space Agency mission, for one year.

Spitzer, Planck and Kepler Extended by NASA

From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Planck and Kepler space telescopes. NASA extended Spitzer and Kepler for two additional years; and the U.S. portion of Planck, a European Space Agency mission, for one year.

Mission: Kepler, Planck, Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA15423
Added: 2012-04-05

Views: 3578

Spitzer, Planck and Kepler Extended by NASA

From left to right, artist's concepts of the Spitzer, Planck and Kepler space telescopes. NASA extended Spitzer and Kepler for two additional years; and the U.S. portion of Planck, a European Space Agency mission, for one year.

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This all-sky image shows the distribution of the galactic haze seen by ESA's Planck mission at microwave frequencies superimposed over the high-energy sky, as seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
This all-sky image shows the distribution of the galactic haze seen by ESA's Planck mission at microwave frequencies superimposed over the high-energy sky, as seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Galactic Haze seen by Planck and Galactic 'Bubbles' seen by Fermi

This all-sky image shows the distribution of the galactic haze seen by ESA's Planck mission at microwave frequencies superimposed over the high-energy sky, as seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
Instrument: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope, Planck LFI-HFI
ID#: PIA15229
Added: 2012-02-13

Views: 5490

Galactic Haze seen by Planck and Galactic 'Bubbles' seen by Fermi

This all-sky image shows the distribution of the galactic haze seen by ESA's Planck mission at microwave frequencies superimposed over the high-energy sky, as seen by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.

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This all-sky image shows the spatial distribution over the whole sky of the galactic haze at 30 and 44 GHz, extracted from the Planck observations.
This all-sky image shows the spatial distribution over the whole sky of the galactic haze at 30 and 44 GHz, extracted from the Planck observations.

The Mysterious Galactic Haze seen by Planck

This all-sky image shows the spatial distribution over the whole sky of the galactic haze at 30 and 44 GHz, extracted from the Planck observations.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
Instrument: Planck LFI-HFI
ID#: PIA15228
Added: 2012-02-13

Views: 4922

The Mysterious Galactic Haze seen by Planck

This all-sky image shows the spatial distribution over the whole sky of the galactic haze at 30 and 44 GHz, extracted from the Planck observations.

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This all-sky image shows the distribution of carbon monoxide (CO), a molecule used by astronomers to trace molecular clouds across the sky, as seen by Planck.
This all-sky image shows the distribution of carbon monoxide (CO), a molecule used by astronomers to trace molecular clouds across the sky, as seen by Planck.

All-sky Image of Molecular Gas and Three Molecular Cloud Complexes seen by Planck

This all-sky image shows the distribution of carbon monoxide (CO), a molecule used by astronomers to trace molecular clouds across the sky, as seen by Planck.

Mission: Planck
Spacecraft: Planck
Instrument: High Frequency Instrument
ID#: PIA15227
Added: 2012-02-13

Views: 5934

All-sky Image of Molecular Gas and Three Molecular Cloud Complexes seen by Planck

This all-sky image shows the distribution of carbon monoxide (CO), a molecule used by astronomers to trace molecular clouds across the sky, as seen by Planck.

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This is an artist's concept of the Planck spacecraft. Planck was launched with the Herschel spacecraft, though the two missions separated shortly after launch and operate independently from each other.
This is an artist's concept of the Planck spacecraft. Planck was launched with the Herschel spacecraft, though the two missions separated shortly after launch and operate independently from each other.

Planck Spacecraft (Artist Concept)

This is an artist's concept of the Planck spacecraft. Planck was launched with the Herschel spacecraft, though the two missions separated shortly after launch and operate independently from each other.

Mission: Planck
ID#: PIA13953
Added: 2012-01-17

Views: 4473

Planck Spacecraft (Artist Concept)

This is an artist's concept of the Planck spacecraft. Planck was launched with the Herschel spacecraft, though the two missions separated shortly after launch and operate independently from each other.

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