Planck Observatory image is one of the greatest images ever created
R. Mark Elowitz
December 5, 2013
The cosmic microwave background temperature anisotropy map is one of the greatest images ever created. The map shows minute variations in density fluctuations that existed about 380,000 years after the Big Bang event that have been stretched to the large-scale structures we see today. The pattern of anisotropies fit models of cosmological inflation very well, and represents the best evidence of the Big Bang standard cosmology we have to date.
In 2016, The Planetary Society’s LightSail program will take the technology a step further.