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Planck

(microwave telescope in space)

Planck is a space observatory of the European Space Agency (ESA) designed to observe the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), named in honor of physicist Max Planck. It was launched in 2009, and arrived at the Earth-Sun L2 Lagrangian Point in 2010. Instruments:

This range is useful for finding distant Galaxy Clusters (CL).


(telescope,microwave,space,ESA,CMB,L2)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_(spacecraft)
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Planck
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
350um857GHz3.6meVbeginPlanck
10mm30GHz124ueVendPlanck

Referenced by:
Centre national d'ètudes spatiales (CNES)
European Space Agency (ESA)
Lagrangian Point
Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP)

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