Visualization of THE CMB data from the Planck Space Craft
Online — This is an image created from the raw data from the Planck mission of the intensity fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background.
Visit TheCMB.org to see the real thing and enable its size and orientation almost at will. It is quite amazing and a fantastic visual creation from the raw space data.
At the highest resolution it includes 50 million pixels of information.
For a selection of scientific papers on the subject see this paperscape graph.
For some commentary on Planck’s results, try the blog entries here, here or here.
See the Planck Chromoscope for flat 2D maps. Continue reading →