Planck and Herschel telescopes, artwork

Planck and Herschel telescopes, artwork

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Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/AEOS MEDIALAB/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Planck (left) and Herschel (right) space observatories, with the Earth and Sun in the background, artwork. These unmanned spacecraft were launched from Earth on 14 May 2009. They separated and then began travelling to the second Lagrangian point (L2), situated about 1.5 million kilometres from Earth in the direction opposite to the Sun. Herschel will collect infrared radiation from some of the coolest and most distant objects in the Universe. Planck will study the Cosmic Microwave Background, the radiation left over from the Big Bang.

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