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View Full Version : Astronomers Capture Images of Herschel Telescope Heading Toward its ‘Graveyard’ Orbit



Fraser
2013-Jul-01, 03:10 PM
A pair of astronomers has proved that we haven’t seen the last of the Herschel Space Observatory! On June 17, 2013, engineers for the Herschel space telescope sent final commands to put the decommissioned observatory into its “graveyard” heliocentric parking orbit, after the liquid helium that cooled the observatory’s instruments was depleted. Now, Nick Howes [...]

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