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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:51 AM
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Planck telescope's first glimpses
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:56 AM by Bill McBlueState
Source: BBC

The European telescope sent far from Earth to study the oldest light in the Universe has returned its first images.

The Planck observatory, launched in April, is surveying radiation that first swept out across space just 380,000 years after the Big Bang.

The light holds details about the age, contents and evolution of the cosmos.

The new images show off Planck's capabilities now that it has been set up, although major science results are not expected for a couple of years.

Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8260711.stm



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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:54 AM
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1. You got a link?
:shrug:
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:55 AM
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2. weird, the link didn't work the way it usually does
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 08:56 AM by Bill McBlueState
I'll try to edit the OP.

On edit: Just a copy-and-paste fail on my part. It's there now.
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TreasonousBastard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:06 AM
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3. Here's the European Space Agency's Planck site...
http://sci.esa.int/science-e/www/area/index.cfm?fareaid...

Cool stuff. With this, the redesigned Hubble, Spitzer, and other space scopes, we're finding more and more about how big, old, and scary the universe is.

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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:25 AM
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4. K&R
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:30 AM
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5. Gee whiz, ANOTHER thing the Europeans beat the US at...............
...............It's sorta funny, they're advancing in science & technology and we're falling behind. But, try telling that to all the Beck/Hannity fucktards out there. USA, USA, USA number one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We actually are number in people behind bars.
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Bill McBlueState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:40 AM
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7. true, although it's important to note
that US scientists, coordinated by NASA, will be doing a lot of research with data from these telescopes.
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:24 AM
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8. UNTIL the next Republican administration takes power.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:01 PM
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9. And weapons sales. n/t
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:40 AM
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6. Here's the pic:
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