Methanol emission peaks in cold gas, offset from protostellar activity, can be useful as signposts of recent ice mantle desorption. For the first time we detected water towards such a position and request DDT to maximize scientific value of the detection.
Cold Water Vapor in the Barnard 5 Molecular Cloud . WirstrÃ¶m E. S. et al. . The Astrophysical Journal Letters, Volume 788, Issue 2, article id. L32, 5 pp. (2014). . 788 . 10.1088\/2041-8205\/788\/2\/L32 . 2014ApJ...788L..32W ,
Herschel was launched on 14 May 2009! It is the fourth 'cornerstone' mission in the ESA science programme. With a 3.5 m Cassegrain telescope it is the largest space telescope ever launched. It is performing photometry and spectroscopy in approximately the 55-671 µm range, bridging the gap between earlier infrared space missions and groundbased facilities.