[D'autres résultats] 2001 ARCHEOPS CONFIRMS THE UNIVERSE IS FLAT Update : 08/22/2011 Early 2001, the ARCHEOPS experiment performed the world most ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Planck To study the origines of Universe According to the Big Bang model, the present Universe emerged from an extremely dense and hot state around 13.7 billion years ago. This model rests on three foundations, or three types of observation: The Universe is exp ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Universe Sciences Update: 09/07/2012 The objective of the Universe Exploration Program is to improve knowledge and understanding of : The Universe origin and evolution, The objects which make up ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] The formative first 380,000 years "Planck's main objective is cosmological," says Jean-Loup Puget straight off. By that, he means Planck will be hunting for clues to explain how the Universe evolved into what it is today. [The satellite is named after the famo ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] A beautiful Universe [Planck under Herschel into Ariane 5. Crédits : ESA, Alcatel Alenia Space, Arianespace.] [/img/2008/imageZoom.gif] Planck under Herschel into Ariane 5. Crédits : ESA, Alcatel Alenia Space, Arianespace. Besides revealing this first picture ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] X-Rays reveal the secrets of the Universe Some basic astrophysics Many different electromagnetic waves cross our Universe, including infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma rays. Visible light, the only radiation naturally perceived by the human eye ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Harmonics in the Universe 8 December 2006 The Universe is not uniform, and indeed it never has been, even in its early youth just 300,000 years after the Big Bang. It is as Professor George Smoot predicted and proved through his research based on data from the COBE s ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] COROT Page written using the program booklet of CNES (January 2011) Update: 04/12/2011 [CoRoT - crédit : CNES] [/img/2008/imageZoom.gif] CoRoT - crédit: CNES CoRoT (Convection, Rotati ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] Planck reveals the first moments of the Universe Update: 21/03/2013 13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang set off a sudden phase of inflation that stretched the primordial Universe at least 1026 times i ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Planck to look back to the dawn of the Universe 20 April 2006 The European Planck satellite to be launched in 2008 aims to map the geometry and composition of the “1st light” of the Universe more precisely than ever before. But before seeking to answer such key cosmo ...Read more
[Logo 50 ans de résultats scientifiques] 1998 THE AMS-01 IS TRACKING DOWN COSMIC RAYS Update: 02/27/2012 More science, more questions. Predictions of physical models and experiment res ...Read more
CNES, UM2 and Van Allen Foundation create first University Space Centre in Montpellier CNES, the University of Montpellier 2 (UM2) and the Van Allen Foundation signed a partnership agreement today in Montpellier, creating France’s first University Space Centre (USC) in the fields of higher ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Herschel To understand the formation of the stars and the galaxy If our eyes were sensitive to infrared light, the Universe would appear quite different. We would be able to see through the cocoons of gas and dust that surround nascent stars. We could witness the b ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] The first picture of the Universe Some of the first light emitted by the Universe can still be seen todayin space as a microwave radiation coming uniformly from all directions. Scientists call it the cosmic microwave background(CMB) or "relic" radiation. [Pic ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] HETE surveys a violent Universe 4 October 2004 Astronomers all over the world are holding their breath after the High-Energy Transient Explorer (HETE-2) satellite detected a trio of star explosions in September. The 3 powerful blasts, lasting only a few seconds, were ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] The oldest mature cluster of galaxies Update: 03/11/2011 Astronomer working on data from various observatories including XMM-NEWTON discovered the oldest mature cluster of galaxies. [Amas de galaxie évo ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Time up for general relativity? Even if you don't really know what it is, you will have heard about the general theory of relativity. This is the somewhat intimidating name for the relativistic theory of gravitation formulated by Albert Einstein at the ...Read more
[Envoyer à un ami] [Imprimer] 2009: cloudy weather on Titan Update: 06/08/2009 Titan, Saturn's biggest moon, is the only body in the Solar System -apart from Earth- to have a thick atmosphere. Nonetheless, the Cassini probe discovere ...Read more
'What is essential is invisible for the eye' said the fox to the little Prince! In the 21st century, astronomers are beginning to map the Universe in the same way that the very first map-makers began to trace the outlines of the land and the oceans on Earth! However this time, the purpose of ...Read more
[Send to a friend] [Print] Integral Tracking turbulence in the Universe Gazing up at a starlit sky gives an impression of majestic calm in the Universe. But the reality is entirely different. Exploding supernovas, irresistible black holes, and throbbing pulsars all wreak celestial havoc. The ...Read more
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