News tagged with infrared space observatory

Herschel paints new story of galaxy evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that galaxies do not need to collide with each other to drive vigorous star birth. The finding overturns this long-held assumption and paints a more ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Astronomy
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Herschel lives up to the family name

The Herschel Space Observatory has been observing the sky at infrared wavelengths since shortly after its launch two years ago, on 14th May 2009. But the name Herschel has a much longer legacy than that. The observatory is ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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Exploring space

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the most powerful and ambitious astronomical satellites designed to provide the best view yet of the Universe at far-infrared and sub-millimeter wavelengths is living up to its illustrious name, according ...

dateMay 16, 2011 in Astronomy
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Raging storms sweep away galactic gas

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory has detected raging winds of molecular gas streaming away from galaxies. Suspected for years, these outflows may have the power to strip galaxies of gas and halt ...

dateMay 09, 2011 in Astronomy
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Herschel reveals the hidden side of star birth

The first scientific results from ESA's Herschel infrared space observatory are revealing previously hidden details of star formation. New images show thousands of distant galaxies furiously building stars and beautiful star-forming ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Astronomy
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