Latest Herschel Space Observatory Stories
Recently, the infrared Herschel Space Observatory, has taken a series of beautiful high-resolution infrared images of Andromeda. It is the first time we can see M31, at these wavelengths, at such a high resolution.
What makes one rose bush blossom with flowers, while another remains barren? Astronomers ask a similar question of galaxies, wondering how some flourish with star formation and others barely bloom.
The region in space around a planetary nebula is filled with harsh radiation. Yet despite this hostile environment, the area is seeded with a molecule essential to the formation of water.
The Herschel Space Observatory has uncovered a weird ring of dusty material while obtaining one of the sharpest scans to date of a huge cloud of gas and dust, called NGC 7538.
With the assistance of the European Space Agency’s Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have located a young galaxy rotating in a calmer, more mature manner similar to more developed ones like the Milky Way.
Using a novel way of combining data from the two European Space Agency (ESA) satellites Planck and Herschel, an international team of scientists has been able to locate more distant galaxy clusters than previously possible.
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) billion-star surveyor mission is slowly beginning to see more clearly. The Gaia spacecraft took a test image of a dense star of clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud to help fine tune its instruments.
The European Space Agency announced on Monday, June 17, that the Herschel Space Telescope had been shut down, marking the end of operations for the hugely successful space observatory.
The building blocks of stars, molecular gases and clouds, are strewn across the Milky Way, and a new study has found that scientists have been underestimating the amount of gas in the galaxy by about one-third.
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