Science: Eagle Nebula

February 21, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Posted in Astronomy, Regular Feature, Science News | Leave a comment
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This gorgeous image was taken by the Herschel Space Observatory, using a photoconductor array camera and spectrometer, spectral and photometric imaging receiver and XMM-Newton (space satellite).  What you are seeing here is the intensely cold nebula’s gas and dust emissions.

You can read a more in-depth, scientific explanation here on the NASA website.  Herschel and XMM-Newton are both European Space Agency missions.  The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California contributed mission-enabling technology for two of Herschel’s science instruments.

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