Latest Herschel Space Observatory Stories
The European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel observatory has officially run out of liquid coolant, ending its mission.
The European Space Agency says it has unraveled the mystery as to the origin of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter. Observations from the Herschel space observatory found that the observable water deposits were left there from an impact.
The European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory has snapped images of a dust belt orbiting a subgiant star that hosts a planetary system.
A paper written by the historian Michael Hoskin published by the Journal for the History of Astronomy claims Sir William Herschel may not be a "Sir" after all.
Spanning almost 200 light-years, W3 is one of the largest star-formation complexes in the outer Milky Way, hosting the formation of both low- and high-mass stars.
Some of the youngest stars ever seen have recently been found, thanks to the European Space Agency's (ESA) Herschel Space Observatory.
The ESA says its Herschel Space Observatory is beginning to wrap up its mission, explaining that the flagship space observatory is running on the last fumes of its supply of liquid helium coolant and will be empty in the coming weeks.
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.