(via APOD: 2011 September 2 - Herschel Views the Milky Way)
In Herchel’s 3.5 meter mirror, detecting infrared light, the dust clouds of the Milky Way suddenly light up, showing huge filaments of gas and dust that nurture star-formation.
Herschel is an ESA space telescope, named for Frederick William Herschel, a German-born British Astronomer who discovered infrared light more than 200 years ago.

(via APOD: 2011 September 2 - Herschel Views the Milky Way)

In Herchel’s 3.5 meter mirror, detecting infrared light, the dust clouds of the Milky Way suddenly light up, showing huge filaments of gas and dust that nurture star-formation.

Herschel is an ESA space telescope, named for Frederick William Herschel, a German-born British Astronomer who discovered infrared light more than 200 years ago.

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