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Planck telescope's first full-sky image of the universe

A brief post, this, simply to alert everyone to this absolutely stunning image. The European Space Agency has a telescope called Planck.  This marvellous technological beastie was sent about a million miles into space in August last year and proceeded to take the next ten months or so scanning the sky. Why?  Because of what maps like this (more will be forthcoming next year) can teach us about the universe, how it began, and and […]