ESA Planck instrument has been observing the sky at microwave wavelengths for 12 months now. This newly released image shows the microwave radiation from both the cosmic background radiation and the milky way.
Credit: ESA, HFI and LFI consortia
The next task for the team is to use the information from Planck's detectors a nine different wavelengths to remove the Milky Way emissions and produced the most detailed map of the cosmic microwave background yet.
More information at the ESA website.