Rare merger reveals secrets of galaxy evolution22 May 2013 A rare encounter between two gas-rich galaxies spotted by ESA’s Herschel space observatory indicates a solution to an outstanding problem: how did massive, passive galaxies form in the early Universe?
Herschel finds hot gas on the menu for Milky Way’s black hole07 May 2013 ESA’s Herschel space observatory has made detailed observations of surprisingly hot molecular gas that may be orbiting or falling towards the supermassive black hole lurking at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy.
Landslides and lava flows at Olympus Mons on Mars02 May 2013 Giant landslides, lava flows and tectonic forces are behind this dynamic scene captured recently by ESA’s Mars Express of a region scarred by the Solar System’s largest volcano, Olympus Mons.
Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe29 April 2013
Herschel closes its eyes on the Universe29 April 2013 ESA’s Herschel space observatory has exhausted its supply of liquid helium coolant, ending more than three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe.
Herschel links Jupiter’s water to comet impact 23 April 2013
Herschel links Jupiter’s water to comet impact 23 April 2013 ESA’s Herschel space observatory has solved a long-standing mystery as to the origin of water in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter, finding conclusive evidence that it was delivered by the dramatic impact of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in July 1994.
Herschel and Hubble see the Horsehead in new light19 April 2013
Herschel and Hubble see the Horsehead in new light19 April 2013 New views of the Horsehead Nebula and its turbulent environment have been unveiled by ESA’s Herschel space observatory and the NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope.