Scientists have taken a closer look at galaxies and have found that a large proportion of galaxies have undergone a major metamorphosis since they were initially formed after the Big Bang.
The Herschel Space Observatory has spotted a ring of dusty material while capturing one of the sharpest scans to date of a distant cloud of gas and dust, called NGC 7538.
Using Herschel, scientists have discovered that a few years after the Big Bang, some galaxies were rotating in a mature way, seemingly having completed the accumulation of their gas reservoirs.
A new view of the Orion A star-formation cloud from ESA’s Herschel space observatory shows the turbulent region of space that hugs the famous Orion Nebula.
The crucial liquid helium coolant of ESA’s Herschel space observatory ran out today, which means the end of the device that served astronomers for more than three exciting years studying the cool Universe.
A new image from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency mission with NASA participation, shows very cold dust swirls in the Andromeda galaxy, the largest galaxy in our neighborhood with nearly one trillion stars. This view becomes only possible with the special ability of Herschel t...