The EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY made public at a press conference in Paris, the first scientific results of Planck space mission, the largest space project ever conducted by Europe and which cost 1.9 billion euros.
THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY announced on the official website that Planck telescope performed the most accurate picture of the universe as it looks at first.
The most detailed map of the early universe made by the Planck satellite (named after the famous German physicist), launched in 2009 to map the microwave background of the universe, gave clues about the events that took place when the universe was a fraction of a second old. Thus the researchers concluded that the universe is older and more mysterious than they thought earlier.
Planck determined that the universe is 100 million years older than previously thought. His age would be 13.81 billion years. The universe contains more matter than a previously thought.
“Now we can bind together explanations of events that could not be explained so far so good. Conclusion, the impact of these discoveries will be felt in many ways,” said Charles Lawrence, a representative of the Planck project.
Planck has demonstrated that the rate of expansion of the universe is smaller than originally thought. Planck Space Telescope was launched in 2009 and mapped the sky and analyzed “fossils” light and sound echoes caused by the Big Bang. It was based on observations of radiation from the cosmos. The map presents the appearance of the universe 380,000 years after he was formed.
“The observations Collected by Planck helped us to achieve a surprisingly detailed picture of the universe as it was a nano-nano-nano-nanosecond after the Big Bang,” said Marc Kamionkowski, a professor of physics and astronomy at Johns Hopkins University. Kamionkowski compared Planck map with the “human genome” as important for cosmology.