Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

Herschel: The Final End

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SPIRE was switched off last week. Herschel itself, following a long burn to empty its field tanks, was switched off today, ordered to sever all communications and turn off all systems.

This is truly the end.

BBC News online has a rather nice eulogy for the spacecraft.


Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

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