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Latest Herschel Space Observatory Stories

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2011-02-16 14:13:30

The Herschel Space Observatory has revealed how much dark matter it takes to form a new galaxy bursting with stars.

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2011-01-05 08:59:02

Two ESA observatories have combined forces to show the Andromeda Galaxy in a new light. Herschel sees rings of star formation in this, the most detailed image of the Andromeda Galaxy ever taken at infrared wavelengths, and XMM-Newton shows dying stars shining X-rays into space.

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2010-12-17 06:35:00

A UK-led international team of astronomers have presented the first conclusive evidence for a dramatic surge in star birth in a newly discovered population of massive galaxies in the early Universe.

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2010-11-22 06:50:00

A chance alignment of galaxies, recently observed by a space observatory, presents the perfect opportunity for studying star-forming galaxies billions of light-years away.

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2010-11-05 06:20:00

It turns out the Herschel Space Observatory has a trick up its sleeve.

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2010-10-14 09:00:00

The Sculptor galaxy is shown in different infrared hues, in this new mosaic from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE.

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2010-09-20 13:10:00

The Herschel Space Observatory is providing the first exciting results on Mars, from its guaranteed-time key program "Water and related chemistry in the Solar System."

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2010-09-02 06:40:00

CW Leonis, a star some 500 light-years from Earth, has become a recent hot topic for scientists, who have long known it to be surrounded by a shroud of water.

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2010-08-22 09:48:14

A European gravity observation satellite has been hit by a second computer glitch and is not able to transmit its valuable data down to Earth.

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2010-08-19 10:20:00

Neptune will be in line with the Earth and the sun, bringing the planet a step closer to completing its first full orbit since being discovered.


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'.