Planck and Herschel launch configuration

Planck and Herschel launch configuration

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Caption: Planck and Herschel launch configuration, artwork. These two missions were launched into space on 14 May 2009 by an Ariane 5 rocket. The spacecraft are seen inside the rocket's upper stage. Once in space, the covering (or faring) will separate, revealing the spacecraft inside. First Herschel (top), and then Planck (bottom), will separate from the rocket and travel away from Earth to carry out their missions. 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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