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Herschel
Space
Observatory

An
ESA
Mission
with
Participation
from
NASA

 

NASA
Herschel
Science
Center's
Portal
to
the
Cool
Universe

About the Image

Date
March 31, 2015
ID
nhsc2015-002a
Type
Observation
Credit
ESA and the Planck Collaboration/ H. Dole, D. Gury & G. Hurier, IAS/University Paris-Sud/CNRS/CNES

Astronomers Dig Up Treasure Trove of Galaxy Clusters

Nhsc2015-002a

This map of the entire sky was captured by the European Space Agency's Planck mission. The band running through the middle corresponds to dust in our Milky Way galaxy. The black dots indicate the location of galaxy cluster candidates identified by Planck and subsequently observed by the European Space Agency's Herschel mission.

NASA played a key role in both the Planck and Herschel missions.