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5 years of Herschel

30/05/2014 - 15:59
To mark the occasion, this month’s astronomy instalment of Pythagoras’ Trousers included interviews with a few people of the Herschel team about their experiences.

Royal Astronomical Society recognition for SPIRE instrument

13/01/2014 - 15:06
The Royal Astronomy Society (RAS) has awarded its 2014 Group Achievement Award to the team behind the Herschel Space Observatory's SPIRE instrument.

SPIRE instrument wins Sir Arthur Clarke award

19/07/2013 - 10:02
The team behind the Herschel's SPIRE instrument has been awarded the 2013 Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Research

Herschel spacecraft is turned off

18/06/2013 - 16:57
As of 17th June 2013 the Herschel spacecraft has been turned off, ending the operational phase of the mission

Herschel shows galaxies had cool beginnings

21/05/2013 - 15:34
Herschel has shown that galaxies in the early Universe were cooler than those we see around us today, indicating that early galaxies were more bloated.

Herschel loses its cool

29/04/2013 - 16:59
After nearly 4 years in space, Herschel has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, and has ceased scientific operations.

Herschel will lose its cool

05/03/2013 - 11:42
Herschel is nearing the end of its supply of liquid helium, crucial for keeping the instruments cool

Herschel needs you!

21/01/2013 - 17:57
Astronomers using Herschel are asking the public to help find holes in the dust clouds that are threaded through our galaxy.

Herschel Advent Calendar

04/12/2012 - 16:05
Find out what's Herschel's been up to with an exciting Herschel Space Observatory Advent Calendar

Herschel delves into dusty space debris to reveal the secrets of solar system formation

27/11/2012 - 15:16
Herschel has discovered vast debris discs surrounding two nearby planetary systems containing relatively small planets.