ESA Planck mission news

Cosmic microwave background seen by Planck (Credit ESA)

Cosmic microwave background seen by Planck (Credit ESA)

First cosmological result from ESA’s Planck mission reveals great news !

Planck reveals the most detailed map ever created of the cosmic microwave background, showing characteristics that challenge our current understanding of the Universe.

George Efstathiou, University of Cambridge, are presenting 1st cosmological results from Planck’s Cosmic Microwave Background map.  Planck was launched in May 2009 and its first results, including emissions from our own Milky Way galaxy, was presented in July 2010. Now scientists are ready to share Planck’results about the Universe from its birth to the present day.

Most surprising news from Planck are fluctuation in cosmic microwave background temperature that doesn’t match the accepted model, because signals are less strong than excepted. Planck’s data set a new value for Hubble constant 67.15 km/s/Mpc , it is significantly less than current standard value. Universe is 13.82 billion ys old !

Follow news on Planck mission on ESA website and twitter ESA account, following hashtag #Planck and #CMB. You can follow also live conference on web


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