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One Last Look at Herschel as it Flies Away One Last Look at Herschel as it Flies Away

Back at the end of April, the European Space Agency’s Herschel space observatory ran out of its liquid helium coolant. The coolant was used to cool the telescope’s instruments to near absolute zero, enabling it to observe infrared light coming …

Herschel Telescope Given its Final Command Herschel Telescope Given its Final Command

Over one month ago, the European Space Agency (ESA) announced that the Herschel space observatory had run out of liquid helium coolant. The coolant was necessary to cool the telescope’s instruments to near absolute zero. As planned, the powerful infrared …

NASA May Have Found the Source of the Sky’s Mysterious Infrared Glow NASA May Have Found the Source of the Sky’s Mysterious Infrared Glow
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NASA today announced that the mystery of the blotchy pattern of infrared light seen across the entire sky may finally be solved. According to a new study published in the journal Nature, the light comes from isolated stars that lie …

Jovian Trojan Asteroids’ Secrets Uncovered by NASA’s WISE Jovian Trojan Asteroids’ Secrets Uncovered by NASA’s WISE
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NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) may have been decommissioned last year, but the data it has provided is continuing to reveal clues about our solar system. NASA today announced that researchers using data from WISE have discovered a bit …

Infrared, Some Shouts & Some Crazy Landscapes Infrared, Some Shouts & Some Crazy Landscapes
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It’s a weird looking world out there today. Some of these landscapes look more like Middle Earth than our Regular Earth. Move your mouse cursor over each image to read the caption (if the photographer gave one). If you like …

Siri Knows You’re Close With Constant Infrared Sensor Siri Knows You’re Close With Constant Infrared Sensor

Everyone that owns an iPhone 4S or has at least played with its voice assistant Siri knows that there are two ways to activate her. You can hold down to home button and she will pop right up, ready to …