04.29.13 - The Herschel observatory, a European space telescope for which NASA helped build instruments and process data, has stopped making observations after running out of liquid coolant as expected.
04.23.13 - Astronomers trace water in Jupiter's intermediate atmospheric layer back to the famous Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet impact of 19 years ago.
04.17.13 - Busy-bee galaxy seen churning out stars when our universe was just a baby.
03.28.13 - In a new view of a vast star-forming cloud called W3, the Herschel space observatory tells the story of how massive stars are born.
03.19.13 - Astronomers have found some of the youngest stars ever seen, thanks to the Herschel space observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA contributions.
03.05.13 - The Herschel space observatory is expected to exhaust its supply of liquid helium coolant in the coming weeks, after spending more than three years studying the cool universe and surpassing the expectations of the international team of scientists involved.
01.30.13 - A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may, in fact, be creating new worlds.
01.28.13 - Two new eye-catching views from the Herschel space observatory are fit for a princess.
01.22.13 - Orion, the famous hunter presiding over northern winter skies, may experience a stellar crash in its future.
01.09.13 - Scientists using the Herschel Space Observatory made new observations of asteroid Apophis as it approached Earth this past weekend.
01.08.13 - Astronomers have discovered what appears to be a large asteroid belt around the star Vega, the second brightest star in northern night skies.
11.27.12 - Astronomers have discovered vast comet belts surrounding two nearby planetary systems known to host only Earth-to-Neptune-mass worlds.
11.14.12 - New stars can be seen bubbling up around the remains of a dramatic stellar explosion in this new portrait from two space telescopes.
05.17.12 - The Herschel Space Observatory has discovered a giant, galaxy-packed filament ablaze with billions of new stars.
05.09.12 - New data from Herschel Space Observatory shows galaxies with powerful, active black holes at their cores produce fewer stars.
04.12.12 - New data from the Herschel Space Observatory suggest comets are constantly smashing together around the star Fomalhaut.
04.04.12 - The cataclysmic history of a giant galaxy is on display in a new image that combines infrared and X-ray observations.
02.29.12 - Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
01.18.12 - The famous "Pillars of Creation" are seen in a new light by the Herschel Space Observatory.
01.10.12 - The cold dust that builds blazing stars is revealed in new images that combine observations from the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions; and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.