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The Planck mission will collect and characterize radiation from the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) using sensitive radio receivers operating at extremely low temperatures. These receivers will determine the black body equivalent temperature of the background radiation and will be capable of distinguishing temperature variations of about one microkelvin. These measurements will be used to produce the best ever maps of aniosotopies in the CMB radiation field.

Planck will provide a map of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) field at all angular resolutions greater than 10 arcminutes and with a temperature resolution of the order of one part in 106. The simultaneous mapping of the sky at a wide range of frequencies will enable the separation of the Galactic and extragalactic foreground radiation from the primordial cosmological background signal.

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Brandon  Hensley
Brandon Hensley
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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Sergi  Hildebrandt Rafels
Sergi Hildebrandt Rafels
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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Brendan  Crill
Brendan Crill
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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Olivier  Dore
Olivier Dore
Origin of the Universe (3268)
Group Supervisor
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Graca  Rocha
Graca Rocha
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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Krzysztof M. Gorski
Krzysztof M. Gorski
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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Michael  Janssen
Michael Janssen
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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Charles  Lawrence
Charles Lawrence
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Chief Scientist for Astronomy and Physics (7X)
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Steven  Levin
Steven Levin
Origin of the Universe (3268)
Juno Project Scientist
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Michael  Seiffert
Michael Seiffert
Origin of the Universe (3268)
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