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Friday, 15 May 2009 18:40

Herschel and Planck join Hubble in space

An Ariane rocket blasted off from French Guiana carrying the Herschel Space Observatory and the Planck Observatory. They are set to explore the early formation of our Universe and help us better explain our very existence. A soon-to-be rejuvenated Hubble Space Telescope will do likewise.


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Two missions to study the very beginnings of our Universe are scheduled to launch together from French Guiana on May 14, 2009. Once in space, they take different paths to a point about 930,000 miles from Earth where they will peek into a time when the Universe was merely the age of a baby--only 400,000 million years old.

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A gamma-ray burst (GRB) called GRB 090423 has been detected to have exploded when the Universe was only 630 million years ago—the oldest object so far detected by humans.

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