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What is Planck Mission doing?

Source: Space Pragmatism

CMB as expected to be seen by Planck. Credit: ESA

Herschel and Planck were launched on May 14th 2009. After the appropriate operations of both missions the Space Telescopes are now in orbit around the Lagrangian point L2. Herschel has already begun to deliver impressive pictures some time ago quite ahead of schedule.

Planck has a much more difficult mission because after the COBE mission it also has to have a better image  of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) than WMAP.  Preliminary results presented on September 19th, 2009, said the the acquired data was excelent. What is happened with Planck?

It seems mission teams are working but results won't be visible for a while. (read more)

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