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Title: The Planck Mission: Early Results

The ESA Planck space mission, launched on May 14, 2009, is dedicated to high precision measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the first light of the universe, both in temperature and pmore »olarization. The satellite observes the full sky from a far-Earth orbit with two cryogenic instruments in the 30-850 GHz range at the focal plane of a 1.5-meter telescope. The primary objective of Planck is to measure with unprecedented precision the key cosmological parameters and to provide accurate tests of physics in the early universe. Planck has recently completed the fifth full-sky survey. The data analysis is underway. The first cosmology results are expected in early 2013 while a number of astrophysical results have been recently delivered to the community, including galactic and extragalactic astrophysics and a rich catalogue of radio and infrared sources. These results demonstrate the excellent in-orbit performance of the instruments and give excellent prospects for the forthcoming cosmological results.« less
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Title: The Planck Mission: Early Results
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Publication Date: 2012-03-07
OSTI Identifier: 1039669
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201209%%645
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on March 07, 2012
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS ; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY ; ACCURACY ; ASTROPHYSICS ; COMPATIBILITY ; COSMOLOGY ; CRYOGENICS ; DATA ANALYSIS ; GHZ RANGE ; HIGGS BOSONS ; LEP STORAGE RINGS ; PERFORMANCE ; PHYSICS ; POLARIZATION ; PRODUCTION ; RELICT RADIATION ; SATELLITES ; SKY ; STANDARD MODEL ; UNIVERSE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:04:33
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28