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Latest Herschel Space Observatory Stories

Herschel Observed Asteroid Apophis Over The Weekend
2013-01-09 14:28:25

ESA’s Herschel space observatory made new observations of asteroid Apophis as it approached Earth this weekend. The data shows the asteroid to be bigger than first estimated, and less reflective.

2013-01-03 10:58:57

With its 2160 liters of liquid helium about to run out, the Herschel Space Observatory will, by the end of March, become just another piece of space junk.

Astronomers Need Your Help Looking For Space Anomalies
2012-12-19 13:55:27

Astronomers are reaching out to the public and asking for a little help in a study to find holes in dust clouds.

Deep Space Antenna Readies For Operation
2012-10-31 07:04:34

One of the world’s most sophisticated satellite tracking stations is nearing inauguration in Malargüe, Argentina, 1000 km west of Buenos Aires. The new station will ensure reliable communications with missions voyaging hundreds of millions of kilometers into our Solar System.

Star Formation In Barnard 68
2012-10-30 11:40:17

A team from Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has observed the earliest stages of star formation using the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory.

Observatory Finds Water Vapor In Cosmic Cloud That Could Drown Earth
2012-10-09 14:54:53

The European Space Agency (ESA) said its Herschel space observatory found a gas and dust cloud that contains enough water vapor to fill Earth's oceans more than 2,000 times over.

Herschel Captures Cygnus-X: The Cool Swan Glowing In Flight
2012-05-11 03:05:41

Chaotic networks of dust and gas signpost the next generations of massive stars in this stunning new image of the Cygnus-X star-nursery captured by ESA’s Herschel space observatory.

Black Holes Stop Star Births In Galaxies
2012-05-09 13:49:28

Astronomers have found that a number of stars that form during the early lives of galaxies may be influenced by the massive black holes in the center of the celestial suburb.

Comets Collide To Create Dust Belt
2012-04-12 04:45:20

The ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has been studying the dust near the star Fomalhaut and has found the surrounding dust appears to have come from the dust of destroyed comets.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.