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First Light Looks Good For Planck

When we last heard from Planck, the newest investigator of the cosmic microwave background, it had started taking data mid-august. Now, just a month later, the first images from Planck are available for everyone to see.

The way in which Planck takes pictures might seem a little strange from the first picture - it's sort of a curvy ribbon of data over the entire sky - but the informational video about how Planck rotates to eventually image a 360?? area clears things up.

http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Planck/SEM5CMFWNZF_0.html ]

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