Planck Telescope Snaps First Images

The Planck mission has captured its first rough images of the sky, as part of its mission to measure light from the dawn of time.
Planck — a European Space Agency mission with NASA participation — will survey the entire sky to learn more about the history and evolution of our universe.
The space telescope started surveying the sky regularly on Aug. 13 from its vantage point far from Earth. Planck is in orbit around the second Lagrange point of our Earth-sun system, a relatively stable spot located 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) away from Earth.

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