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The microwave sky after one year of Planck operations

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The nine Planck foreground full-sky maps

Aniello Mennella, for the Planck Collaboration
The ESA Planck satellite, launched on May 14th, 2009, is the third generation space mission dedicated to the measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), the first light in the Universe.
Planck observes the full sky in nine frequency bands from 30 to 857 GHz and is designed to measure the CMB anisotropies with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, angular resolution and control of systematic effects. In this presentation we summarise the Planck instruments performance and discuss the main scientific results obtained after one year of operations in the fields of galactic and extragalactic astrophysics….
…. Read more: http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1110/1110.2051v1.pdf

Written by physicsgg

October 11, 2011 at 6:51 am

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