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Planck receives its final command

23/10/2013 - 14:32
Planck has been turned off after nearly 4.5 years of soaking up the relic radiation from the Big Bang and studying the formation of stars and galaxies throughout fourteen billion years of cosmic history.

Planck in the spotlight

01/08/2013 - 10:35
Three Planck scientists talked about Planck in a live webcast

Planck unveils Galactic surprises

13/02/2012 - 14:09
Planck has unveiled more surprises about our Galaxy, including previously unknown clouds of gas and a mysterious haze of microwave emission near the centre of the Galaxy

Planck HFI mission draws to a close

03/02/2012 - 12:58
Planck's High Frequency Instrument has used the last of its coolant and ended its mission. The Low Frequency Instrument will continue operating for a further year.

Andromeda's coat of many colours

09/05/2011 - 17:04
Images from ESA's fleet of spacecraft have been used to make a movie of the Andromeda Galaxy through the wavelengths.

Make your own Planck model

08/03/2011 - 23:03
You can now make your own Planck models. All you need to do is download and print off the images, and then assemble them.

365 Days of Astronomy

18/01/2011 - 12:44
Planck is the subject of today's episode of the "365 Days of Astronomy" podcast

Planck unveils wonders of the Universe

11/01/2011 - 14:11
The first scientific results from ESA’s Planck mission were released at a press briefing today in Paris. The findings focus on the coldest objects in the Universe, from within our Galaxy to the distant reaches of space.

500 days of scanning

27/12/2010 - 11:31
Planck has been scanning the sky for 500 days, and is still going strong.

Planck image voted 7th best science story of 2010

20/12/2010 - 14:31
The release of Planck's first image of the whole sky has been voted the 7th best science story of 2010 by Discover Magazine.