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+ - The Herschel Telescope close to blastoff

Submitted by pha7boy
pha7boy (1242512) writes "The Herschel space observatory, the European Space Agency's answer to the Hubble Telescope, is about to be sent into orbit. With a mirror 1.5 times the size of the Hubble mirror, the Herschel will look at the universe in the infrared and sub-millimetre range. This "will permit Herschel to see past the dust that scatters Hubble's visible wavelengths, and to gaze at really cold places and objects in the Universe — from the birthing clouds of new stars to the icy comets that live far out in the Solar System." More on the BBC News site"
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The Herschel Telescope close to blastoff

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