Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

Herschel: The End of the End

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SPIRE, the UK-led instrument on the Herschel Space Observatory, which was the first instrument turned on during the on orbit commissioning back in May 2009, has now been turned off. It was the last instrument on Herschel to be switched off after the technical tests following the end of helium, and thus the end of observations, earlier this year.

Herschel is over.

Long live Herschel!


Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

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