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MPS is new partner of AstroMundus

December 10, 2015
The Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Göttingen is now part of the European Master’s Degree Programme in Astronomy & Astrophysics. [more]
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First complete look at Ceres‘ Poles

November 19, 2015
MPS-researchers have composed the first comprehensive views of the North and South Pole region of dwarf planet Ceres from images obtained by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. [more]
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Colors of a Comet

November 12, 2015
OSIRIS, the scientific imaging system of ESA’s Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, shows a surface with subtle, but significant color variations. [more]
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Rosetta sees first jets in 3d

October 09, 2015
For the first time since its arrival at 67P, OSIRIS has observed a dust jet in a fashion that allows to create a three dimensional anaglyph of the feature. [more]
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How Rosetta’s comet got its shape

September 28, 2015
Two comets collided at low speed in the early Solar System to give rise to the distinctive ‘rubber duck’ shape of comet 67P. [more]
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Comet’s firework display ahead of perihelion

August 11, 2015
In the approach to perihelion over the past few weeks, Rosetta has been witnessing growing activity from Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with one dramatic outburst event on 29 July. [more]
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Rosetta takes a glance at Pluto

July 14, 2015
Images obtained by OSIRIS, Rosetta’s scientific imaging system, show dwarf planet Pluto shortly before the flyby of New Horizons. [more]
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