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GeMS “SERVS” Up Sharp Views of Young Galaxies in Early Universe

September 24, 2018

Multi-conjugate adaptive optics technology at Gemini South reveals that young galaxies, with large amounts of star formation, and…
The Ant Nebula Actually has Intense Laser Emissions Coming From its Core

May 23, 2018

When low- to middleweight stars like our Sun approach the end of their life cycles they eventually cast…
Book Review: Inventing a Space Mission

March 5, 2018

Where will science’s next big advance arise? Like Archimedes, maybe someone will jump up out of a tub…
Legacy of Herschel Space Observatory

September 26, 2017

To celebrate the legacy of ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, which had significant NASA contributions, the European Space Agency…
Legacy of Herschel Space Observatory

September 24, 2017

To celebrate the legacy of ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, which had significant NASA contributions, the European Space Agency…
Space Team Discovers Universe is Self-Cleaning

June 30, 2016

An international team of astronomers today (29 June) released a gazetteer of the hidden universe, which reveals the…
The Little Fox and the Giant Stars

June 1, 2016

New stars are the lifeblood of our galaxy, and there is enough material revealed by this Herschel infrared…
Herschel’s Galactic panorama

April 23, 2016

http://wpc.50e6.edgecastcdn.net/8050E6/mmedia-http/download/public/videos/2016/04/033/orig-1604_033_AR_EN.mp4   This new video from ESA’s Herschel space observatory reveals in stunning detail the intricate pattern of…
New Clues to Ceres’ Bright Spots and Origins

December 10, 2015

Ceres reveals some of its well-kept secrets in two new studies in the journal Nature, thanks to data…
Herschel and Planck Honored with Space Systems Award

September 4, 2015

The Herschel and Planck project teams are this year’s recipients of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics…
Space Image: Feathery filaments in Mon R2

August 25, 2015

Fierce flashes of light ripple through delicate tendrils of gas in this new image, from ESA’s Herschel space…
Planck: An ‘unfocused’ eye that sees the big picture

April 1, 2015

“Planck detects, then Herschel analyzes”. That’s how Gianfranco De Zotti, professor at the International School for Advanced Studies…
A Gold Mine of Galaxy Nuggets

April 1, 2015

One telescope finds the treasure chest, and the other narrows in on the gold coins. Data from two…
Herschel Sees Budding Stars and a Giant, Strange Ring

June 13, 2014

The Herschel Space Observatory has uncovered a weird ring of dusty material while obtaining one of the sharpest…
Update: Herschel discovers mature galaxies in the young Universe

April 30, 2014

New Herschel results have given us a remarkable insight into the internal dynamics of two young galaxies. Surprisingly,…
Space Image: Glowing jewels in the Galactic Plane

April 29, 2014

The majority of the stars in our Galaxy, the Milky Way, reside in a single huge disc, known…
Update: Astronomers complete cosmic dust census

March 19, 2014

An international team of astronomers has completed a benchmark study of more than 300 galaxies, producing the largest…
Herschel completes largest survey of cosmic dust in local Universe

March 19, 2014

The largest census of dust in local galaxies has been completed using data from ESA’s Herschel space observatory,…
Star factory NGC 7538

March 4, 2014

The billowing clouds portrayed in this image from ESA’s Herschel observatory are part of NGC 7538, a stellar…
Bullying black holes force galaxies to stay red and dead

February 26, 2014

Herschel space observatory has discovered massive elliptical galaxies in the nearby Universe containing plenty of cold gas, even…
Looking Back to the Cradle of Our Universe

February 10, 2014

NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble Space Telescopes have spotted what might be one of the most distant galaxies known,…
NASA and ESA Space Telescopes Help Solve Mystery of Ultra-Compact, Burned-Out Galaxies

January 30, 2014

Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and Europe’s Herschel Space Observatory have pieced together the evolutionary sequence of…
The whirl of stellar life

January 28, 2014

The Whirlpool Galaxy, also known as M51 or NGC 5194, is one of the most spectacular examples of…
Update: Herschel Discovers Water Vapor Spewing from Ceres

January 23, 2014

With the Dawn spacecraft now heading towards the dwarf planet/asteroid Ceres, the mission has suddenly gotten even more…
Herschel Telescope Detects Water on Dwarf Planet

January 23, 2014

Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest…
HerMES: Clusters of Dusty Galaxies Uncovered by Herschel and Planck

November 25, 2013

Separate surveys are typically made for the measurements of different astronomical entities. This way astronomers verify the correctness…
A Galactic bubble with a large surprise

October 15, 2013

Nestled within the shell around this large bubble is an embryonic star that is already a hefty eight…
Astronomers Capture Images of Herschel Telescope Heading Toward its ‘Graveyard’ Orbit

July 2, 2013

A pair of astronomers has proved that we haven’t seen the last of the Herschel Space Observatory! On…
Update: Final curtain for Europe’s deep-space telescope

June 18, 2013

The deep-space telescope Herschel took its final bow on Monday, climaxing a successful four-year mission to observe the…
Herschel ends operations as orbiting testbed

June 18, 2013

With the exhaustion of its helium coolant, Herschel’s science mission ended on 29 April. But the stalwart satellite…
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