A telescope sent far in to space to study the oldest light in the Universe has returned its first images. The Planck observatory is surveying radiation that first swept out across space just 380,000 years after the Big Bang (15,000,000,000 years ago).  The light holds details about the age, contents and evolution of the cosmos.  It is expected to confirm weird phenomena such as matter commingling with energy so that the cosmos was opaque and expansion of the universe faster than the speed of light.

Soon we will be able to work out how to eliminate hunger.

BBC: Planck telescope’s first glimpse