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The PLANCK project at UGR


The University of Granada (UGR) is financially and scientifically involved in the project:
 
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Planck satellite

The PLANCK project


The Planck project was selected in 1996 as third medium sized mission in the ESA Horizon 2000 programme. The aim is to map the whole sky in the range 30-900 GHz with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity, and, remarkably, to perform a high precision polarimetry survey of the whole sky. The Planck satellite was successfully launched on 14 May 2009.

These data will reveal details of the distribution and topology of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), which reflect fundamental properties of the Universe in its primordial status.
The resolution of Planck data will be better than 10 arcminutes, with a sensitivity of a few microK.

The data will be collected by a Low Frequency Instrument (LFI) and a High Frequency Instrument (HFI), whose ranges are about 30-70 GHz and 100-860 GHz respectively.

All the theories of structure formation in the Universe predict some anisotropy of the CMB, which depends on the geometry of the Universe and on the basic elements of matter. In this context, the Planck data will be extremely useful to investigate:

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