{mosimage}The ESA Planck satellite is in Kourou (French Guyana) ready for launch. Once in the outer space, Planck will observe the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation, the relic of the very first light of the Universe, with its two instruments: HFI and LFI, the High Freqs Receiver based on bolometers and the Low Freqs Receivers based on radiometers. The LFI Principal Investigator is {cb_profile=mandolesi}Reno Mandolesi{/cb_profile} (third from the left in this picture taken in Kourou), director of IASF-Bologna.

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