ESA`s Herschel detects molecule vital for creating water in dying Sun-like stars

Astronomers, using ESA`s Herschel space observatory, have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars.

Scientists complete largest survey of cosmic dust in local galaxies

Scientists have used data from ESA `s Herschel space observatory to complete the largest census of dust in local galaxies.

Mystery of ultra-compact, burned-out galaxies solved

Astronomers using NASA`s Hubble Space Telescope and Europe`s Herschel Space Observatory have pieced together the evolutionary sequence of compact elliptical galaxies, which erupted and burned out when the universe was only 3 billion years old.

Stars born in different sites differ in weight

The Herschel Space Observatory has revealed that the star forming sites across the Milky Way are riddled with filaments.

`Elusive` signals from universe moments after Big Bang found

Astronomers used telescope in Antarctica and ESA`s Herschel space observatory to detect a subtle twist in the relic radiation from the Big Bang, which could reveal the first moments of the Universe`s existence.

Herschel space observatory nearing end of historic 3-year mission

ESA`s Herschel space observatory, which has spent more than three years studying the Universe, is expected to run out its supply of liquid helium coolant in the coming weeks.

Galaxy-packed massive filament discovered

Using the Herschel Space Observatory, a McGill-led research team has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars.

Herschel Space Observatory on how stars and galaxies are made

ESA releases preview of 1st science results from Herschel Space Observatory, which would provide valuable new info about how stars and galaxies are made.