Herschel • July 18th, 2013
Although it might seem counterintuitive, if you get far enough away from a smoldering young star, you can actually find snow lines—frosty regions where gases are able to freeze...
Herschel • June 11th, 2013
The stuff of stars is not always easy to see. Thanks to the Herschel Space Observatory, invisible pools of gas in our galaxy are being mapped better than before.
Herschel • May 22nd, 2013
A massive and rare merging of two galaxies has been spotted in images taken by the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA participation.
Herschel • May 7th, 2013
The supermassive black hole at the core of our Milky Way galaxy is gobbling up hot gas, according to a new study from the Herschel space observatory.
Herschel • April 29th, 2013
Herschel has produced an intricate view of the remains of a star that died in a stellar explosion a millennium ago. It has provided further proof that the interstellar dust...
Herschel • April 23rd, 2013
Astronomers trace water in Jupiter's intermediate atmospheric layer back to the famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet impact of 19 years ago.
Herschel • April 17th, 2013
Busy-bee galaxy seen churning out stars when our universe was just a baby.
Herschel • April 9th, 2013
The Herschel Space Observatory has provided the first images of a dust belt - produced by colliding comets or asteroids - orbiting a subgiant star known to host a planetary system
Herschel • March 28th, 2013
In a new view of a vast star-forming cloud called W3, the Herschel space observatory tells the story of how massive stars are born.