First results from Planck presented in Paris


The biggest international scientific researchers were gathered at the Cité des Sciences in Paris to attend a presentation of the first results from the Planck satellite recently.

Sent into space 20 months ago, Planck’s mission is to precisely measure cosmic fossil radiation, the oldest light emitted by the universe.

Since it was put into orbit, it has been transmitting extremely precise photographs of the entire sky to scientists that, put together, will allow them to see the universe as it was 13.7 billion years ago.

The scientists thus receive information about the first moments following the Big Bang, and about the origin and shaping of the stars and galaxies.

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