Ring in the sky17/06/2011 - 12:43
Herschel observations of a ring-shaped nebula are complemented by images from NASA's Spitzer infrared space telescope
Herschel lives up to the family name15/11/2011 - 18:50
Herschel has been observing the sky at infrared wavelengths since shortly after its launch two years ago. Herschel is named after astronomer Sir William Herschel who discovered infrared light in 1800.
Raging galactic storms sweep away gas09/05/2011 - 17:49
Herschel 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 star formation in its tracks.
Pythagoras' Trousers Radio Show: Herschel Special26/04/2011 - 10:20
Members of the Herschel team can be heard talking about the Herschel mission and science on the Pythagoras' Trousers Radio Show and downloadable podcast
Herschel links Star Formation to Sonic Booms14/04/2011 - 10:08
Astronomers using Herschel have found that filaments of gas and dust in interstellar clouds have a preferred size, implying that they have formed as a result of interstellar sonic booms travelling through the Galaxy.
Herschel to be refilled with Helium06/04/2011 - 15:39
The Herschel spacecraft is to be refilled with helium coolant, allowing its mission to continue for a further 3.5 years.
Herschel weighs the key ingredients for making galaxies16/02/2011 - 23:40
Astronomers have used Herschel to reveal just how much dark matter it takes to give rise to a galaxy bursting with stars. The findings are a key step in understanding how dark matter contributed to the birth of massive galaxies in the early Universe.
Matt Griffin awarded RAS medal20/01/2011 - 10:53
Professor Matt Griffin, lead scientist of the SPIRE instrument, has been awarded the Jackson-Gwilt Medal byt the Royal Astronomical Society
Herschel celebrates one year of spectacular science14/01/2011 - 09:16
Herschel is celebrating one year of spectacular science, and a meeting at the Royal Astronomical Society in London is showcasing some of the latest groundbreaking research.
Herschel looks back in time to see today’s stars bursting into life03/02/2012 - 10:56
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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