After the Big Bang


‘Planck’ is the name of a vitally important space mission to discover more about the origin of matter: what is our Universe made of? On 31 October 2008, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the Planck satellite, an extreme freezer and telescope that will study light that has been travelling through space and time for the last 14 billion years – since the Big Bang. Get close to Planck before it is sent 1.5 million kilometres from Earth to map cosmic radiation.

Text Sander Koenen