Herschel Space Observatory, artwork

Herschel Space Observatory, artwork

C007/6569 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 14.7MB

Downloadable file size: 461.6KB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY/C. VIJOUX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Restrictions: This image may not be used to state or imply ESA endorsement of any company or product

Caption: Herschel Space Observatory, artwork. Launched in May 2009, this space telescope carries the largest mirror (upper centre) ever sent into space to date. From a point relative to the Sun and Earth called the second Lagrangian point (L2), the 3.5-metre diameter mirror is collecting long-wavelength infrared radiation from some of the coolest and most distant objects in the Universe. The telescope is protected by a sunshield (upper right), and some of the instruments are cooled with superfluid helium to a few degrees Kelvin, near absolute zero. The three instruments are the PACS, SPIRE and HIFI spectrometers.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1, 2009, 21st century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, astrophysical, astrophysics, blueprint, cooling system, cosmological, cosmology, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutout, cutouts, design, engineering, esa, european space agency, herschel space observatory, hifi, illustration, infrared telescope, label, mirror, one, pacs, physical, physics, research, single, space observatory, space telescope, spacecraft, spectrometer, spectrometers, spire, sunshield, technological, technology, telescope

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.