Special Planck collection proving a significant resource (March 2015)

In October 2014, Astronomy & Astrophysics published a special feature of 31 articles describing the data gathered by the Planck satellite over its first 15 months of observations and released by ESA and the Planck Collaboration in March 2013.

This series of papers presented the initial scientific results extracted from this first Planck dataset which measures the cosmic microwave background (CMB) with the highest accuracy to date. It provides major new advances in different domains of cosmology and astrophysics.

Planck 2013 results

To date, this issue has received over 7000 citations demonstrating the importance and significant value of the results presented in this collection of articles.

We hope to further increase the visibility of this essential collection and ensure that it is discoverable and accessible to as many researchers around the world as possible, when it is fully indexed by Thomson Reuter in the Web of Science.