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Herschel's First Images Spark Star-Formation Debate

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Science  14 May 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5980, pp. 802-803
DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5980.802-a

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When the Herschel telescope was launched into space last May, it promised new insights into our universe, detecting far-infrared and submillimeter wavelengths of radiation that have eluded previous missions. A year later, the European Space Agency instrument has passed its commissioning phase and is starting to deliver on that promise, scientists reported at the Herschel First Results Symposium in the Netherlands last week.