Last Command Sent to Planck Space TelescopeLearn MoreOctober 23, 2013 • News Release
After nearly 4.5 years of scanning the skies for the oldest light in the universe, the Planck telescope has been switched off.
Planck Mission Brings Universe Into Sharp FocusLearn MoreMarch 21, 2013 • News Release
The Planck space mission has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents and origins.
Planck is a European Space Agency mission. NASA contributed mission-enabling technology for both of Planck's science instruments, and U.S., European and Canadian scientists work together to analyze the Planck data.
Planetarium-Friendly Versions of Planck All-Sky Maps AvailableLearn MoreApril 16, 2013 • Feature
Planck's all sky maps showing the oldest light in our universe, as well as the calculated distribution of mass of the universe, are now available in a format suitable for use in planetarium systems and other 3D software.