Charles Lawrence

Jun. 12, 2009

New Views of the Universe from Herschel and Planck Telescopes

Two new space telescopes are en route to their post over 1.5 million km from Earth. We'll talk about the ESA's Herschel and Planck observatories.

telescopes, space, astronomy

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Comet's Tail Shines Light on Sun

\tIn 2011, comet Lovejoy traveled through the sun’s corona and lived to tell the tale. But its tail was the most telling. Reporting in the journal Science, Cooper Downs, an astrophysicist at Predictive Science Inc. in San Diego, Calif., says that the wiggly path of the comet’s tail helps explain the sun’s magnetic field. \t 

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