Planck Full-sky images

Below is a false-colour image of the whole sky as seen by Planck. The dust throughout the Galaxy is shown in blue, while hot gas can be seen as red regions across the centre of the image. In the background, the mottled yellow features are relic radiation, called the Cosmic Microwave Background, which contains information about the earliest stages of the Universe. This image is a low-resolution version of the full data set. Image credit: ESA / LFI and HFI Consortia.

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Planck full-sky image

The same, but with a white background.

The same, with the locations of previous releases labelled.

The image with key locations within and beyond our Galaxy labelled.

The image with key locations within and beyond our Galaxy labelled, and the densest parts of the Galaxy outlines.

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