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One year in Space

16/09/2010 - 18:22
As of 14 May 2010 Planck has been in space for one year. And what a year it's been!

Planck reveals Star Formation processes

16/09/2010 - 19:38
New images from Planck reveal the gas and dust between the stars and isolate the physical processes at work in our Galaxy.

Planck unveils the coldest regions of our Galaxy

16/09/2010 - 22:21
Giant filaments of cold dust stretching through the coldest regions of our Galaxy are revealed in new images, released today from the Planck satellite.

Saturn completes the set

16/09/2010 - 22:36
At the start of Janary 2010, Planck has observed Saturn, meaning that it has now observed the full set of planets.

A dimming light - Planck at perihelion

16/09/2010 - 22:37
In a few days, Planck will be at its closest to the Sun in its orbit, at around 148,600,000 km.

Planck and the Planets

16/09/2010 - 22:30
As Planck scans the microwave sky, looking out at the early Universe, it also sees things much closer to home. Now and again, a planet will appear in the path of Planck's beams as it spins around the sky.

Half way round the sky

16/09/2010 - 22:39
Planck has observed half the sky as part of its first all-sky survey.

Planck sees the Crab

16/09/2010 - 22:32
Last week, the Planck satellite observed the Crab Nebula, one of the brightest objects in the sky at radio wavelengths

First Light Survey results confirm excellent performance

19/09/2010 - 12:42
Planck has successfully completed its initial test survey of the sky, confirming that both of the scientific instruments and the sophisticated cryogenics are working well.

First light Survey deemed a success

16/09/2010 - 22:53
The results of the First Light Survey have been checked over and deemed to be a success, so the first all-sky survey can begin.