Universal Matter

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planck_planck15-002h February 5th, 2015

Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Matter lying between Earth and the edge of the observable universe is shown in this all-sky map from Planck, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions. Regions with more mass show up as lighter areas while regions with less mass are darker. The grayed-out areas are where light from our own galaxy was too bright, blocking Planck's ability to map the more distant matter.

This matter map is the latest from the Planck mission, consisting of data collected over the entire mission. A version previously released in 2013 can be seen online at: http://planck.ipac.caltech.edu/image/planck13-002c

Image Source: /image/planck/planck15-002h

Curator: NASA Planck Science Center, Pasadena, CA, USA

Image Use Policy: Public Domain

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ID
planck15-002h
Subject Category
D.6  
Subject Name
Credits
ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
/image/planck/planck15-002h
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Good
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
12706, 6353
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
NASA Planck Science Center
URL
http://planck.ipac.caltech.edu
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
1200 E. California Blvd.
City
Pasadena
State/Province
CA
Postal Code
91125
Country
USA
Rights
Public Domain
Publisher
Publisher ID
planck
Resource ID
Resource URL
/image/planck/planck15-002h
Related Resources
Metadata Date
2018-01-25T02:20:17Z
Metadata Version
1.2
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