Eye on the Sky: CygnusAugust 28, 2012 at 9:57 am | Posted in Astronomy, Eye on the Sky, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
If you look in the northern hemisphere’s summertime sky, you’ll see the lovely swan winging through the night. This image of Cygnus-X ( a giant star-forming region in the Milky Way) was captured by the Herschel Telescope with combined infrared data. Herschel is a European Space Agency mission. Its science instruments are provided by a consortia of European institutes, and NASA is a participant in Herschel.