Herschel

Most ‘Outrageous’ Luminous Galaxies Ever Observed

A team of astronomers have discovered 8 of the brightest galaxies ever observed. And their luminosity could tell us a…

6 years ago

Teamwork! Two Telescopes Combine Forces To Spot Distant Galaxy Clusters

Doing something extraordinary often requires teamwork for humans, and the same can be said for telescopes. Witness the success of…

8 years ago

Speedy Science: Here’s Four Years Of Herschel Telescope Work In A Short Video

In just one minute, you can watch the Herschel space telescope painting the sky blue, green and yellow! The colors…

8 years ago

This Very Old Cosmic Light Has A Bend To It

Leftover radiation from the Big Bang -- that expansion that kick-started the universe -- can be bent by huge cosmic…

8 years ago

ALMA Spots a Nascent Stellar Monster

Even though it comprises over 99% of the mass of the Solar System (with Jupiter taking up most of the…

8 years ago

A Mega-Merger of Massive Galaxies Caught in the Act

Even though the spacecraft has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant necessary to observe the infrared energy of the…

9 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – May. 3, 2013

Another busy episode of the Weekly Space Hangout, with more than a dozen space stories covered by a collection of…

9 years ago

Lighting Up Andromeda’s Coldest Rings

Cold rings of dust are illuminated in this image taken by Herschel's Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) instrument. Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL-Caltech/B.…

9 years ago

The Brightest Galaxies in the Universe Were Invisible… Until Now

Hubble images of six of the starburst galaxies first found by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory (Keck data shown below each…

9 years ago

Herschel Finds Water Around a Carbon Star

[/caption] There’s something strange going on around the red giant star CW Leonis (a.k.a. IRC+10216). Deep within the star’s carbon-rich…

11 years ago