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Latest Herschel Space Observatory Stories

Image 1 - GOODS-Herschel Reveals Gas Mass Role In Creating Fireworks Versus Beacons Of Star Formation
2012-03-27 09:24:29

A study of galaxies in the deepest far-infrared image of the sky, obtained by the Herschel Space Observatory, highlights the two contrasting ways that stars formed in galaxies up to 12 billion years ago.

Young Stars Flicker Amidst Clouds Of Gas And Dust
2012-02-29 13:22:36

Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image 1 - New Images Show Stardust In Nearby Galaxies
2012-01-11 08:45:32

The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image 1 - Astronomers Detect Water-Covered Planets
2011-10-20 13:44:37

The Herschel Space Observatory has helped astronomers detect water-covered planets like Earth around a young star.

Image 1 - Comet Found To Contain Ocean-Like Water
2011-10-05 14:10:47

According to a new study published in the journal Nature on Wednesday, the Earth's ocean may have been created by comets.

Enceladus Influences Saturn's Chemical Composition
2011-09-21 12:59:20

Enceladus is the only moon in our solar system known to influence substantially the chemical composition of its parent planet.

Image 1 - Herschel Probes Dusty Past Of A Giant Star
2011-09-20 08:52:45

About 5 thousand million years from now, our Sun will expand into a red giant, swelling to such a size that it may swallow the Earth.

Ariane 5 To Launch BepiColombo Mercury Explorer
2011-09-16 07:19:04

ESA has now firmly entrusted its precious Mercury explorer to Europe’s largest rocket – the Ariane 5.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.