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Title: Planck Surveyor On Its Way to Orbit

An Ariane 5 rocket carried the Planck Surveyor and a companion satellite into space May 14, 2009 from the European Space Agency (ESA) base on the northwest coast of South America. Once in orbit beyondmore » the moon, Planck will produce the most accurate measurements ever made of the relic radiation from the big bang, plus the largest set of CMB data ever recorded. Berkeley Labs long and continuing involvement with Planck began when George Smoot of the Physics Division proposed Plancks progenitor to ESA and continues with preparations for ongoing data analysis for the U.S. Planck team at NERSC, led by Julian Borrill, co-leader of the Computational Cosmology Center.« less
Title: Planck Surveyor On Its Way to Orbit
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Publication Date: 2009-05-14
OSTI Identifier: 1047470
Resource Type: Multimedia
Research Org: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org: USDOE
Subject: 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS ; COSMOLOGY ; LAWRENCE ; BERKELEY ; PLANCK SURVEYOR ; SATELLITE ; COMPANION ; ESA ; EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY ; CCC
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:01:51
System Entry Date: 2017-12-29