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New Hershcel Milky Way Pics

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posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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New Hershcel Milky Way Pics


news.bbc.co.uk

A remarkable view of our Galaxy has been obtained by Europe's billion-euro Herschel Space Observatory.

The telescope was put in a special scanning mode to map a patch of sky.

The images reveal in exquisite detail the dense, contorted clouds of cold gas that are collapsing in on themselves to form new stars.

Herschel, which has the largest mirror ever put on an orbiting telescope, was launched in May as a flagship mission of the European Space Agency.
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posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 02:02 PM
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Here's some new pics of the Milky Way taken by Europe's herschel space telescope. I love these kind of pics, awe inspiring. Makes you realise how special a place the universe is, so many places and mysteries to explore and uncover!

The observatory is tuned to see the Universe in the far-infrared

Its 3.5m diameter mirror is the largest ever flown in space

Herschel can probe clouds of gas and dust to see stars being born

It will investigate how galaxies have evolved through time

The mission will end when its helium refrigerant boils off


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posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 03:25 PM
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looks like a giant explosion to me, thanks


[edit on 6-10-2009 by jonnydavx]



posted on Oct, 6 2009 @ 04:06 PM
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You're telling me we have gotten pictures of a galaxy called the Milky Way...

And it's taken by something called Hershcel?

That can't be a coincidence.



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