Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Telescope discovers surprising hole in space

In a part of the universe thought to be only dense gas and dust, a big hole was unexpectedly discovered. The hole helped astronomers understand better about the end of the star-forming process. The name of the telescope that found this amzing discovery is Herschel. At first, the hole was thought to be a black, thick cloud of dust. However,they decided it must be something different when Herschel, who can see in infrared and can see through these dense clouds, wasn't able to look through this particular one. This hole may be important to understand how "newborn stars shake off their birth clouds". Herschel was launched into orbit by the European Space Agency.


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