Planck satellite unveils our Galaxy's magnetic footprint   

The magnetic field of the Milky Way has just been revealed in a new map delivered by the European Space Agency (ESA) Planck mission. This image comes from the first observations on the whole sky of the "polarized" light emitted by the interstellar dust of our Galaxy. Many researchers and engineers from CNRS, CEA, CNES and Universities participate in the Planck mission which continues its harvest of results. These analyses have just been submitted, in four articles, to the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.


Click here to read the press release in French on the CEA website 

E. Lemaitre, 2014-05-06 00:00:00


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