Herschel and Planck to be launched

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ESA to launch two large observatories to look deep into space and time--->ESA-Herschel and Planck

'The biggest mirror in space'
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Watch the launch live at the VIDEO CORNER of --->Arianespace
Only 1 hour left for the launch...

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Herschel and Planck to be launched

Ariane 5 launched. The audio was both English and French but neither worked.
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Thanks for the link. I

Thanks for the link.

I watched and the audio work fine for me.

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So far looks like a great day

So far looks like a great day for astronomy: Herschel and Planck safely launched, HST under repair...let's keep oour fingers crossed.

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I've been reading up .....

I've been reading up ..... Planck has rather more channels over a wider frequency range. It'll basically nail the CMB temperature map as far as one can. The really interesting stuff is looking at polarisation patterns, with the idea of deducing density fluctuations on the surface of last scattering ( ~ 300K Yrs after Big Bang ) modelled to be due to gravitational wave imprint. If they're lucky possibly also that of the re-ionisation phase from the lighting up of the first stars later on.

Cheers, Mike.

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Theres is an experiment going

Theres is an experiment going on in the Atacama desert in Chile looking for polarisation of CMB.
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Another is being readied in Antartica.
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Hi all! Herschel's "First

Hi all!

Herschel's "First Light"

Seems like all is ok.

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Spain is to inaugurate a big

Spain is to inaugurate a big optical telescope (10.4 meter mirror) atop La Palma in the Canary Islands. This is a great year for astronomy.
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