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From Astronomy Picture Of the Day; September 2, 2011:
 Herschel Views the Milky Way    ESA, SPIRE & PACS Consortia
 With a 3.5 meter diameter mirror, larger than the Hubble Space Telescope, ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory explores the Universe at infrared wavelengths.  Herschel is named for  German-born British astronomer Frederick William Herschel who  discovered infrared light over 200 years ago.  Herschel’s sensitive cameras have combined to deliver this spectacular skyscape looking toward the constellation of the Southern Cross.  Spanning some 2 degrees the premier, false-color, far-infrared view captures our galaxy’s cold dust clouds in extreme detail, showing a remarkable, connected maze of filaments and star-forming regions.  Such observations are intended to unravel mysteries of star formation by surveying broad areas of the galactic plane.

From Astronomy Picture Of the Day; September 2, 2011:

Herschel Views the Milky Way
  ESA, SPIRE & PACS Consortia

With a 3.5 meter diameter mirror, larger than the Hubble Space Telescope, ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory explores the Universe at infrared wavelengths. Herschel is named for German-born British astronomer Frederick William Herschel who discovered infrared light over 200 years ago. Herschel’s sensitive cameras have combined to deliver this spectacular skyscape looking toward the constellation of the Southern Cross. Spanning some 2 degrees the premier, false-color, far-infrared view captures our galaxy’s cold dust clouds in extreme detail, showing a remarkable, connected maze of filaments and star-forming regions. Such observations are intended to unravel mysteries of star formation by surveying broad areas of the galactic plane.