Thursday, May 14, 2009

Europe launches Herschel, Planck space telescopes.Grench Guiana.Caribbean.

KOUROU, French Guiana (AFP) — Europe on Thursday launched two powerful space telescopes, Herschel and Planck, designed to peer into the origins of the Universe and the formation of stars and galaxies.
The two observatories, together costing some 1.8 billion euros (2.44 billion dollars), were hurled into the skies at 1312 GMT by an Ariane 5 ECA heavy rocket from the European Space Agency's launch pad at Kourou, French Guiana.
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