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Herschel solar array and sunshield
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- Title Herschel solar array and sunshield
- Released 24/04/2008 12:01 pm
- Copyright ESA
This picture was taken at at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre on 11 April as the Herschel infrared observatory's solar array and sunshield were being assembled.
Herschel will make it possible to observe and study relatively cool objects everywhere in the universe, from our own back yard to distant galaxies, teaching us much more about the birth and evolution of stars and galaxies.