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Mystery of solar cycle illuminated

June 25, 2020

Solar activity fluctuates in a rhythm of about eleven years, which is reflected among other things in the frequency of sunspots. A complete magnetic period lasts 22 years. Scientists have long been puzzling over what causes this cycle. It must be ...

In memory of Dr. Jürgen Röttger

June 23, 2020

Dr. Jürgen Röttger, former staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy (today: Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research), pioneer of the atmospheric research facility SOUSY (SOUnding SYstem for atmospheric structure and dynamics), and ...

Starting signal for Solar-C

June 23, 2020

The Japanese space agency JAXA has officially approved the space mission Solar-C. The research satellite is scheduled to lift off in the mid-2020s and study the Sun with a high-resolution spectrometer, which analyzes extremely energetic ultraviolet ...

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Awards for two young MPS scientists

March 02, 2018

During the Symposium of the International Astronomical Union in Jaipur (India) Mariangela Viviani and Vincent Böning were rewarded with the "Best Poster Award" in their sessions.

Unexpected surprise: a final image from Rosetta

September 28, 2017

After more than 12 years in space, and two years following Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko as they orbited the Sun, Rosetta’s historic mission concluded on 30 September with the spacecraft descending onto the comet in a region hosting several ancient ...

Axion research: CAST experiment sets new record for measuring accuracy

May 05, 2017

The universe needs new particles: Many phenomena cannot be satisfactorily explained on the basis of the elementary particles known today. One such new, hypothetical particle is the axion. The CAST experiment at CERN has been searching for axions from ...

ERC Starting Grant for Alexander Shapiro

March 13, 2017

The Sun is an unusual star - even when compared to those which resemble it in size, luminosity, and magnetic properties. Investigations of the past years show that the Sun’s brightness variations following an eleven year cycle are markedly weaker ...

Dawn: Soaring to new heights

November 18, 2016

Rosetta landing on 30 September 2016

September 08, 2016

Rosetta has very successfully studied comet 67P/Churymov-Gerasimenko for more than two years and has sent spectacular images and data back to Earth. With increasing distance from the Sun the electrical energy generated by Rosetta’s solar panels ...


S3 Seminar: A Numerical Analysis of the Physics of the Solar Chromosphere (Rajees Uthayasegaram)

Jul 15, 2020 14:00 - 14:30
BigBlueButton, Room: "BigBlueButton"

S3 Seminar: The formation of small planetesimals (Jesper Tjoa)

Jul 15, 2020 14:30 - 15:00
BigBlueButton, Room: "BigBlueButton"
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