Baby Stars in the Rosette Cloud Herschel PACS/SPIRE (Credit: ESA)
RAL scientists participate in astronomical research
using data from these and other instruments to further our understanding
of galaxies and the formation of stars and planets.
We are at
the heart of the UK's infrared/microwave astronomy programme, with past
involvement in the IRAS and ISO missions, and recent missions such as
ESA's Herschel and Planck spacecraft, and the follow-on to the Hubble
Space Telescope, the NASA James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). We also
have involvement in astronomical missions at other wavelengths, such as
the on-going NASA FUSE observatory and are playing a role in defining
future missions such as Darwin, for finding Earth-like planets.
RAL Space Astronomy projects:
For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries