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Synonyms for Herschel

English astronomer (son of William Herschel) who extended the catalogue of stars to the southern hemisphere and did pioneering work in photography (1792-1871)

English astronomer (born in Germany) who discovered infrared light and who catalogued the stars and discovered the planet Uranus (1738-1822)

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We pushed it hard for Herschel," the spokesperson added.
By the end of his career, however, Herschel came to believe that cloudy material was very common, so he published a catalog of extensive diffuse nebulosities in 1811.
In addition, Wilson says Ceramicx is able to use the Herschel to design and create "ever more bespoke" IR heating systems for the needs of different thermoforming companies.
With the collapse of the whalebone market in 1908, fur trading replaced whaling as a major economic activity on Herschel Island.
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In this semi-stable orbit, Herschel dutifully carried out its observing programme, exceeding its planned mission life by several months until 2013 April 29 when its liquid helium coolant finally evaporated.
Herschel, which operated for almost four years, was designed to see the longest-wavelength infrared light.
Herschel is a European Space Agency mission with important NASA participation.
The planet would come to be known as Uranus, but for Herschel it was Georgium Sidus, or George's star, named in honour of George III.
Observations with Herschel, XMM-Newton and telescopes at many other wavelengths allow us to study their effects on the galaxy and its surroundings," he added.
Spectacular images of "Centaurus A" - the closest, large elliptical galaxy to the Milky Way - have been revealed by the European Space Agency's Herschel telescope, which is a scientific coalition with substantial input from Cardiff University academics.
He takes us through the lives of Joseph Banks (Royal Society), William Herschel (astronomer, philosopher), Mungo Park (explorer), Humphry Davy (chemist), Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein), among others.
Summary: Scientists know more than ever about the formation of stars thanks to data sent back to earth by the Herschel Space Telescope.
The Herschel Space Observatory said Thursday that its telescopes  heterodyne instrument for the far infrared -- one of Herschel's three innovative instruments -- demonstrates the gold mine of information that Herschel will provide on how organic molecules form in space.
The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, which launched in May 2009, discovered the fledgling stars by recording emissions of long-wavelength infrared radiation, which unlike visible light penetrates through the embryos' dusty cocoons.