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Herschel highlights cosmic zoom lenses

04/11/2010 - 19:11
The first data from the Herschel-ATLAS survey has revealed gravitational lenses - with remarkable efficiency.

The Herschel ATLAS

28/10/2010 - 18:29
The largest public release of Herschel data to date has made the first batch of data from the Herschel-ATLAS survey available to the general public.

Recipe for water: just add starlight

17/11/2010 - 18:59
Herschel has discovered that ultraviolet starlight is a key ingredient for making water in the atmosphere of some stars. It is the only explanation for why a dying star is surrounded by a gigantic cloud of hot water vapour.

Herschel science papers published

01/09/2010 - 16:20
The first batch of scientific papers are published in a special issue of the scientific journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Herschel teams up with Rosetta

28/07/2010 - 17:11
In a few days, Herschel will team up with ESA's Rosetta mission, which is due to fly past an asteroid called Lutetia.

Herschel reveals details of distant galaxies and quasars

26/08/2010 - 10:55
Amazing new data captured by Herschel Space Observatory have just been publicly released, allowing the World’s astronomers to share in the Herschel SPIRE instrument’s observations of distant galaxies.

Herschel and Planck win Grand Prize

11/06/2010 - 11:01
Herschel and its sister-mission, Planck, have been awarded the "Grand Prix 2010" for their "outstanding space endeavours"

Herschel on The Sky at Night

03/06/2010 - 15:36
Two members of the Herschel team will discuss the latest astronomical findings with Sir Patrick Moore during an appearance on the next edition of the BBC’s flagship astronomy programme – The Sky at Night (Monday 7th June).

Bright Galaxies Like to Stick Together

06/01/2011 - 17:54
By surveying large areas of the sky, looking at thousands of distant galaxies, Herschel scientists have discovered that 10 billion years ago the brightest galaxies resided in the busiest regions of the Universe.

Herschel clocks up one year in space

14/05/2010 - 14:36
Herschel has achieved one year in space - and shown some stunning results