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Big Pic: So Long, Herschel!
The retired space telescope is taking a trip around the Sun.
Herschel Space Telescope Out Of Helium Coolant, Offline Now For Good
It'll spend the rest of its life orbiting the sun.
Space Telescopes Paint A New View of Eagle Nebula
Does the image above look familiar? It shouldn’t, because it’s brand new. But the subject should certainly ring a bell … Continued
Now Online: The Royal Society’s 350-Year-Long Archive
Newton, Darwin, and all your other favorites
How Comets In Distant Solar Systems Could Deliver Oceans to Exoplanets
A pair of new comet studies from two space telescopes show how other planets might grow oceans. For the first … Continued
Space Rocks Like This One Probably Helped Deliver Earth’s Oceans
Earth’s oceans likely started out as space snowballs born far beyond the orbit of Pluto, a new study says. Water-rich … Continued
Herschel Space Telescope’s First Images Give Promising Glimpse of What’s to Come
Test images show M51 galaxy in more detail than predecessors could