Herschel space observatory

A Totally new View of the Large Magellanic Cloud (and more!) From Retired Telescopes

ESA and NASA dusted off some old data from four retired space telescopes and combined forces to reveal new images…

2 years ago

How Does Water go From Interstellar Clouds to Habitable Worlds?

Water moves.  On Earth, it moves in the form of rivers, rain, or ocean swells.  In space, its movements are…

3 years ago

Uranus’ Moons are Surprisingly Similar to Dwarf Planets in the Kuiper Belt

Astronomer William Herschel discovered Uranus—and two of its moons—230 years ago. Now a group of astronomers working with data from…

4 years ago

The Corona Australis Molecular Cloud. Normally this Looks Like a Dark Blob in the Sky. But in Infrared, it Looks Like This.

The Corona Australis is a constellation in the southern hemisphere. It's name literally means "southern crown." One of its features…

4 years ago

New View of the Swan Nebula From NASA’s Airborne SOFIA Telescope

Using the SOFIA telescope, a team of NASA astronomers have conducted the most detailed survey of the interior of the…

5 years ago

This is the Core of the Milky Way, Seen in Infrared, Revealing Features Normally Hidden by Gas and Dust

The world's largest airborne telescope, SOFIA, has peered into the core of the Milky Way and captured a crisp image…

5 years ago

The Ant Nebula Actually has Intense Laser Emissions Coming From its Core

A team of astronomers, using the Herschel Observatory, recently observed a series of laser emissions coming from the ant nebula.

6 years ago

Book Review: Inventing a Space Mission

Where will science's next big advance arise? Like Archimedes, maybe someone will jump up out of a tub of hot…

6 years ago

Outflows From Black Holes are Creating New Molecules Where There Should Only be Destruction

A new study from a team of astronomers from Northwestern University indicates that molecules could be born within the outflows…

6 years ago

Stars Are The Universe’s Neat Freaks

A recently released catalogue showing the results of a Herschel survey has revealed how stars have cleaned the universe over…

8 years ago