The Astrophysics Department (Interstellar and Circumstellar Medium) at CAB is using the Herschel Space Telescope to analyze the molecular Universe, from protoplanetary discs to cold gas in distant galaxies.
The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory (formerly called Far Infrared and Sub-millimetre Telescope or FIRST) has the largest single mirror ever built for a space telescope. At 3.5-metres in diameter the mirror will collect long-wavelength radiation from some of the coldest and most distant objects in the Universe. In addition, Herschel is the only space observatory to cover a spectral range from the far infrared to sub-millimetre.
+ información Herschel Science Centre http://herschel.esac.esa.int/