The Herschel Space Telescope separates from its partner, the Planck satellite, on its way to its observation station 900,000 miles from Earth.
The Herschel Space Telescope separates from its partner, the Planck satellite, on its way to its observation station 900,000 miles from Earth. European Space Agency / MCT
The Herschel Space Telescope separates from its partner, the Planck satellite, on its way to its observation station 900,000 miles from Earth. European Space Agency / MCT

Europe is about to take an astronomical lead over U.S.

May 04, 2009 3:30 PM