Daily Archives: 25th September


ESA has been showing off its new space telescope, Herschel.

Herschel Mirror

At 3.5m Herschel has the largest mirror of any space telescope and will study “the formation of galaxies in the early universe and their subsequent evolution, the creation of stars and their interaction with the interstellar medium, the chemical composition of the atmospheres and surfaces of comets, planets and satellites and the molecular chemistry of the universe”.