Notes to editors

6 May 2010

The RCW120 observations are part of HOBYS, the "Herschel imaging survey of OB Young Stellar objects" programme led by Frédérique Motte, SAp/CEA, Saclay, France.

The ‘fourth phase of water’ observations have been conducted within the frame of WISH, the “Water In Star-forming regions with Herschel” programme led by Ewine van Dishoeck, Sterrenwacht Leiden, The Netherlands.

The survey of star-forming regions in the Milky Way is called Hi-GAL, the Herschel Infrared Galactic Plane survey. Hi-GAL is led by Sergio Molinari, Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Roma, Italy.

The survey of galaxies is called ATLAS, the Astrophysical Terahertz Large Area Survey. ATLAS is led by Steve Eales, Cardiff University, UK and Loretta Dunne, Nottingham University, UK.

Herschel is an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important participation from NASA.


Annie Zavagno
Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille
Tel: +33 4 95 04 41 55
Email: annie.zavagno @

Sergio Molinari
Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario, Roma
Tel: +39 06 49934396
Email: molinari @

Steve Eales
Cardiff University, UK
Tel: +44 7766 024 052
Email: Steve.Eales @

Arnold Benz
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 632 42 23
Email: benz @

Göran Pilbratt
ESA Herschel Project Scientist
Tel: +31 71 565 3621
Email: gpilbratt @

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