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This ESA Herschel image shows IRC+10216, also known as CW Leonis, a star rich in carbon where astronomers were surprised to find water. This color-coded image shows the star, surrounded by a clumpy envelope of dust.
This ESA Herschel image shows IRC+10216, also known as CW Leonis, a star rich in carbon where astronomers were surprised to find water. This color-coded image shows the star, surrounded by a clumpy envelope of dust.

Water Around a Carbon Star

This ESA Herschel image shows IRC+10216, also known as CW Leonis, a star rich in carbon where astronomers were surprised to find water. This color-coded image shows the star, surrounded by a clumpy envelope of dust.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Spacecraft: Herschel Space Telescope
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver
ID#: PIA13358
Added: 2010-09-01

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Water Around a Carbon Star

This ESA Herschel image shows IRC+10216, also known as CW Leonis, a star rich in carbon where astronomers were surprised to find water. This color-coded image shows the star, surrounded by a clumpy envelope of dust.

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The dark hole seen in the green cloud at the top of this image, captured by ESA's Herschel Telescope, was likely carved out by multiple jets and blasts of radiation.
The dark hole seen in the green cloud at the top of this image, captured by ESA's Herschel Telescope, was likely carved out by multiple jets and blasts of radiation.

Big Hole Revealed in Infrared

The dark hole seen in the green cloud at the top of this image, captured by ESA's Herschel Telescope, was likely carved out by multiple jets and blasts of radiation.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Spacecraft: Herschel Space Telescope
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver
ID#: PIA13109
Added: 2010-05-11

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Big Hole Revealed in Infrared

The dark hole seen in the green cloud at the top of this image, captured by ESA's Herschel Telescope, was likely carved out by multiple jets and blasts of radiation.

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The large bubble is an embryonic star that looks set to turn into one of the brightest stars in our Milky Way galaxy in this infrared image from the Herschel Space Telescope.
The large bubble is an embryonic star that looks set to turn into one of the brightest stars in our Milky Way galaxy in this infrared image from the Herschel Space Telescope.

Galactic Bubble

The large bubble is an embryonic star that looks set to turn into one of the brightest stars in our Milky Way galaxy in this infrared image from the Herschel Space Telescope.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Spacecraft: Herschel Space Telescope
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver
ID#: PIA13102
Added: 2010-05-06

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Galactic Bubble

The large bubble is an embryonic star that looks set to turn into one of the brightest stars in our Milky Way galaxy in this infrared image from the Herschel Space Telescope.

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Some of the coldest and darkest dust in space shines brightly in this infrared image from the Herschel Observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important participation from NASA.
Some of the coldest and darkest dust in space shines brightly in this infrared image from the Herschel Observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important participation from NASA.

Awash with Infrared Light

Some of the coldest and darkest dust in space shines brightly in this infrared image from the Herschel Observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important participation from NASA.

Mission: Herschel Space Observatory
Spacecraft: Herschel Space Telescope
Instrument: Photoconductor Array Camera and Spectrometer, Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver
ID#: PIA12251
Added: 2009-10-02

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Awash with Infrared Light

Some of the coldest and darkest dust in space shines brightly in this infrared image from the Herschel Observatory, a European Space Agency mission with important participation from NASA.

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