n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Two new Space Observatories : news notes

Volume 68, Issue 3_4
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Kepler, in search of Earth sized exoplanets, and Herschel, covering a spectral range from the far infrared to sub-millimetre, are expected to soon be vastly expanding our knowledge of the Universe. The Kepler Mission was successfully launched on 7 March while the Herschel Space Observatory was due to be launched on 16 April 2009.

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