Planck Telescope Photograph: ESA.
BBC is reporting that the European Space Agency's Planck telescope has captured a picture of our universe. Astronomers' intention is to peel away layers of time in the above picture like peeling way layers of a cosmic onion until they can see the oldest light in the universe. They will strip away images of the newer light until they can see only the Cosmic Microwave Background, which is the first light to appear in the universe after the Big Bang, 13.7 billion years ago. Other reports here, here and here.