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2010-03-17 08:40:00

Giant filaments of cold dust stretching through our Galaxy are revealed in a new image from ESA’s Planck satellite.

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2010-03-04 09:28:51

ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has revealed the chemical fingerprints of potential life-enabling organic molecules in the Orion Nebula, a nearby stellar nursery in our Milky Way galaxy.

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2010-02-04 08:15:00

When astrophysicist Julian Borrill came to Berkeley Lab’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) in 1997, his first project was designing computational tools for future CMB experiments, a toolbox capable of handling an expected flood of cosmic data.

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2010-01-19 10:20:00

ESA’s Herschel observatory is back to full operation following the reactivation of its HiFi instrument.

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2010-01-15 12:55:10

The back up system of HIFI, the state of the art Dutch space instrument on ESA's Herschel space telescope, has been switched on successfully.

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2010-01-06 14:27:25

A University of British Columbia astronomer has produced the most detailed images of deep space from 12 billion years ago, using data from the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory.

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2009-12-30 15:01:58

An instrument package developed in part by the University of Colorado at Boulder for the Herschel Space Observatory has provided one of the most detailed views yet of space up to 12 billion years back in time.

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2009-12-16 07:40:00

Herschel has peered inside an unseen stellar nursery and revealed surprising amounts of activity.

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2009-12-01 10:45:00

The latest data delivered back to Earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO)—launched in May by the European Space Agency—has opened a new window on galaxies for researchers at McMaster University.

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2009-11-28 09:30:00

Herschel spectroscopy took center stage yesterday as new spectra, obtained with the SPIRE, PACS and HIFI instruments during the performance verification phase, were released by ESA and the instrument teams.


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