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Planck Telescope Reveals Ancient Cosmic Light

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posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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This picture shows the the Universe as seen by Europe's Planck telescope ,It took over six months to assemble and shows what is visible beyond the Earth to instruments that are sensitive to light at very long wavelengths .


Researchers say it is a remarkable dataset that will help them understand better how the Universe came to look the way it does now. "It's a spectacular picture; it's a thing of beauty," Dr Jan Tauber, the European Space Agency's (Esa) Planck project scientist, told BBC News. Dominating the foreground are large segments of our Milky Way Galaxy. The bright horizontal line running the full length of the image is the galaxy's main disc - the plane in which the Sun and the Earth also reside.


With new discoveries and remarkable pictures being released almost monthly it seems the pace of our scientific knowledge is expanding almost as quickly as the universe

It really is a great time to be alive


news.bbc.co.uk...




posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 09:39 AM
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S&F, this picture is amazing and of awe-inspiring beauty.


Here is the picture with the features pointed out:




posted on Jul, 5 2010 @ 09:43 AM
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Thanks for the updated map Clairaudience

Kinda gives it more perspective



 
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