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Old 06-05-2009, 06:05 PM   #31
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http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Operatio...HHVTGVF_0.html

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Planck satellite manoeuvre aims at L2 arrival

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Old 06-15-2009, 05:08 AM   #32
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8099105.stm

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Europe's new billion-euro Herschel space observatory, launched in May, has achieved a critical milestone.
ESA report on hatch opening:-

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMR943XTVF_index_0.html

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Old 06-19-2009, 12:19 PM   #33
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Herschel opened its 'eyes' on 14 June and the Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer obtained images of M51, ‘the whirlpool galaxy’ for a first test observation. Scientists obtained images in three colours which clearly demonstrate the superiority of Herschel, the largest infrared space telescope ever flown.
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:53 PM   #34
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Coolest spacecraft ever in orbit around L2
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:57 PM   #35
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:12 PM   #36
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The end of this combined exam? hopefully others will look after these.

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Operatio...78E3GXF_0.html

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Old 09-17-2009, 12:25 PM   #37
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First light:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8260711.stm
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Old 07-01-2010, 08:08 PM   #38
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BBC News: "Herschel telescope spies galaxy with cosmic 'zoom lens'".
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:11 AM   #39
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ESA PR-15 2010 ESA’s Planck mission has delivered its first all-sky image. It not only provides new insight into the way stars and galaxies form but also tells us how the Universe itself came to life after the Big Bang.
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMF2FRZ5BG_index_0.html

I've renamed this thread, and suggest it be used for the updates for these two missions. If they start generating a lot of info, then they could be split.

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Wow - take a look at the image in this article! Truly amazing!

BBC News: "Planck telescope reveals ancient cosmic light".

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Here's a Hi-res version of Planck's first all-sky image!


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Astronomy Now: "Herschel seeks out distant galaxies and quasars".

Astronomy Now: "Planck unveils first all-sky map of Universe".

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Spaceflight Now: "Planck sees sky in new light".
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SpaceRef: "Herschel Reveals Details of Distant Galaxies and Quasars".
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:38 PM   #42
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Astronomy and Astrophysics have published Herschel's first science highlights.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:34 AM   #43
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152 papers, they seem to be getting their money's worth.
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Regarding Planck - does anybody know of a higher resolution version of the global microwave image than the one available from the ESA multimedia page, http://www.esa.int/images/PLANCK_FSM_03_Black.jpg? It would be nice to use it as a backdrop texture for the celestial sphere (supported from the next beta), but the low resolution makes it look rather grainy.
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 Regarding Planck - does anybody know of a higher resolution version of the global microwave image than the one available from the ESA multimedia page, http://www.esa.int/images/PLANCK_FSM_03_Black.jpg? It would be nice to use it as a backdrop texture for the celestial sphere (supported from the next beta), but the low resolution makes it look rather grainy.
You would have to wait for some time... I think WMAP is the best microwave sky map we have so far.

http://map.gsfc.nasa.gov/media/080997/index.html
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