Asset Publisher

Objectives

Objectives

Herschel's primary objectives are to:
  • Study the formation of galaxies in the early Universe and their subsequent evolution
  • Investigate the creation of stars and their interaction with the interstellar medium
  • Observe the chemical composition of the atmospheres and surfaces of comets, planets and satellites in our Solar System
  • Examine the molecular chemistry of the Universe

With its ability to observe across the far infrared and sub-millimetre wavelengths (55 - 672 µm), Herschel will furnish observation data that has previously been unobtainable.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
24-Sep-2019 08:59 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/wKQ4eq8

Images And Videos

Related Publications

Related Links

See Also

Documentation