Tag Archives: Herschel Space Observatory

Water Discovered on Dwarf Planet Ceres.

January 30, 2014 – Dwarf Planet Ceres, Artist’s Impression: Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. Plumes of water vapor are … Continue reading

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The Center of our Milky Way Galaxy is Strangely Twisted.

March 3, 2013  – Center of our Galaxy is strangely twisted: In a strange twist of science, astronomers using the Herschel Space Observatory have discovered that a suspected ring at the center of our galaxy is warped for reasons they … Continue reading

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Astronomers Find Oceans of Water in a Nearby Star.

February 13, 2013 – Astronomers Find Oceans of Water in Disk of Nearby Star: The artist’s concept (above) illustrates an icy planet-forming disk around a young star called “TW Hydrae,” located about 175 light-years away in the Hydra, or Sea … Continue reading

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