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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...
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...
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...
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