Life, the Universe and pretty much everything

By DeusExMacintosh

Eye-candy du jour, for the inner science geek.

This is the extraordinary place where we all live – the Universe.

The picture is the first full-sky image from Europe’s Planck telescope which was sent into space last year to survey the “oldest light” in the cosmos.

It took the 600m-euro observatory just over six months to assemble the map.

It shows what is visible beyond the Earth to instruments that are sensitive to light at very long wavelengths – much longer than what we can sense with our eyes.

BBC News


  1. Nick Ferrett
    Posted July 6, 2010 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    In the words of Ralph Wiggum, “My cat’s breath smells like cat food.”

  2. Hugivza
    Posted July 6, 2010 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    As the view is “egg shaped” does it have any bearing on its creation, or did the chicken really come first?

  3. Posted July 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Once again, DEM comes through with the picture foo.

    Posted July 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    a giant thought-bubble?

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