Herschel spacecraft artist's concept
March 5, 2009
Artist's impression of ESA's Herschel satellite, designed to study the formation of galaxies and stars. It is due for launch in mid 2008, in couple with the ESA Planck satellite that will map the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) to study the early of the Universe.
Topics: Environment, Space, Astronomy, Space exploration, Entertainment Culture, Herschel Space Observatory, Infrared telescopes, Galaxy formation and evolution, Galaxy, Planck, Cosmic microwave background radiation, Physical cosmology, European Space Agency, Spaceflight, ESA