View Full Version : Herschel Space Telescope Closes Its Eyes on the Universe

2013-Apr-29, 05:20 PM
Sadly though as expected the most powerful far-infrared orbital telescope put in orbit has ended mission. The Herschel space observatory has now run out of liquid helium coolant, ending more than three years of pioneering observations of the cool Universe. The spacecraft needs to be at temperatures as low as 0.3 Kelvin, or [...]

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2013-Apr-29, 10:14 PM
I wonder if they could aim it at the sun to burn it out really good to perhaps get one last picture.