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The Sciences

Planck Launch One Week Away

Cosmic VarianceBy Mark TroddenMay 8, 2009 5:46 AM

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The next great step in exploring the physics of the early universe through the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) - the Planck Surveyor Satellite - launches one week from today! You can prepare by watching this handy primer and watch the launch streamed live from the European Space Agency (ESA). You can also follow the mission using any number of those newfangled methods the young folk seem to be getting into - see Andrew Jaffe's post over at Leaves on the Line for more details. Here's hoping it all goes off smoothly!

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