10.20.11 - Using data from the Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have detected for the first time cold water vapor enveloping a dusty disk around a young star.
10.05.11 - Astronomers have found a new cosmic source for the same kind of water that appeared on Earth billions of years ago and created the oceans.
09.21.11 - Chalk up one more feat for Saturn's intriguing moon Enceladus.
09.13.11 - New findings from the Herschel Space Observatory paint a more tranquil picture of galaxy growth than previously thought.
08.01.11 - The Herschel Space Observatory has provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space.
07.19.11 - New observations from the Herschel Space Observatory show a bizarre, twisted ring of dense gas at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.
07.07.11 - New observations from the infrared Herschel Space Observatory reveal that an exploding star expelled the equivalent of between 160,000 and 230,000 Earth masses of fresh dust.
04.13.11 - The Herschel Space Observatory has found evidence that tangled filaments in space may be shaped by sonic booms.
02.16.11 - The Herschel Space Observatory has revealed how much dark matter it takes to form a new galaxy bursting with stars.
01.05.11 - Cool, dusty arms spiral around an explosive center in this new image of the Andromeda galaxy from the Herschel and XMM-Newton telescopes.
11.04.10 - 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.
09.01.10 - The Herschel infrared space observatory has discovered that ultraviolet starlight is the key ingredient for making water in space.
05.06.10 - The first scientific results from the Herschel infrared space observatory are revealing previously hidden details of star formation.
04.12.10 - The Herschel Space Observatory has uncovered a cosmic garden of budding stars, each expected to grow to 10 times the mass of our sun.
12.17.09 - The Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important NASA/JPL participation, has revealed a surprising amount of activity in the Eagle nebula.
10.02.09 - A new image from the Herschel Observatory shows off the observatory's talents for seeing multiple wavelengths of light.
07.10.09 - All three of Herschel's instruments have now opened their eyes and collected their first astronomy data.
06.26.09 - The Herschel Space Observatory has snapped its first picture since blasting into space on May 14, 2009.
06.15.09 - The Herschel observatory has flipped its lid -- the cover protecting the telescope's instruments was successfully removed on June 14, 2009, at 2:54 a.m. Pacific Time.
05.14.09 - The Herschel and Planck spacecraft successfully blasted into space on May 14 from the Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.