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Herschel's Hidden Talent: Digging Up Magnified Galaxies

04/11/2010

Herschel's Hidden Talent: Digging Up Magnified Galaxies

  • Categoría Astronomía
  • It turns out the Herschel Space Observatory has a trick up its sleeve. The telescope, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions, has proven to be excellent at finding magnified, faraway galaxies. Like little kids probing patches of dirt for insects, astronomers can use these new cosmic magnifying lenses to study galaxies that are hidden in dust.

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