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Mission HQ update: photography at -200 degrees centigrade

By Mary Fitzgerald  

We should welcome the removal of the ban on the use of intercept evidence in court—as long as it's done in the right way

In the June issue of Prospect, Stephen Eales reported from inside command HQ on the nerve-wracking launch of two giant telescopes on the Ariane 5 space rocket. Stephen is leading two of the surveys that one of the telescopes, Herschel, is hoping to carry out. If successful, the mission could help solve some of the deepest questions about how stars and galaxies are formed, and why the universe expanded so rapidly after the first split second of…

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