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ESA`s Herschel telescope finally switched off

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 14:17

European Space Agency`s billion-euro Herschel space telescope has been switched off.

Herschel telescope shines light on cool pools of gas in Milky Way

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 16:26

The bulk of material between the stars in our Milky Way galaxy-the cool hydrogen gas from which stars spring-is nearly impossible to find.

Rare birth of mega-galaxy captured by space telescope

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 21:24

The new mega-galaxy was originally spotted by a post-doctoral researcher at UCI in an image recorded by the European Space Agency`s Herschel telescope.

Herschel Telescope shows galactic star formation is slowing

Last Updated: Friday, May 07, 2010, 18:29

The formation of new stars in galaxies like the Milky Way has declined five-fold in the last 3bn years.

World`s largest telescope spells golden age of astronomy

Last Updated: Thursday, December 03, 2009, 09:04

Hailing it as the beginning of a golden age of astronomy, researchers say the latest data beamed back to earth by the Herschel Space Observatory (HSO) is providing them a rare peep into distant galaxies.

Herschel telescope `fingerprints` colossal star

Last Updated: Saturday, November 28, 2009, 15:04

Europe`s new space telescope, Herschel, has observed the "death throes" of the biggest star known to science till date.