Herschel Space Observatory
Griffin, Matt J. School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
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The Herschel Space Observatory is a satellite carrying out astronomical observations in the far infrared and submillimeter part of the electromagnetic spectrum, at wavelengths between 57 and 670 μm (roughly 100–1000 times longer than those of visible light). It is one of the major missions in the European Space Agency (ESA) science program, and it has been built with substantial additional participation from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
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