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JUICE's sensor JEI soon to be integrated into spacecraft

November 25, 2020

The sensor JEI (Jovian Electron and Ion Sensor), which scientists and engineers at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) developed and built for ESA's JUICE (Jupiter Icy Moon Explorer) mission to Jupiter, has reached a further ...

Tackling Brightness Variations of Stubborn Stars

November 06, 2020

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Solar System Science at the University of Göttingen has reached a milestone: With Eliana Amazo Gómez, the 200th doctoral student of the IMPRS has now defended her doctoral thesis and thus ...

A Bird's Eye View of Occator Crater

November 03, 2020

Dwarf planet Ceres’ Occator Crater is one of the most impressive geological structures in our solar system. New calculations by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) and the University of Münster in Germany now offer ...

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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: Numerical studies on Rossby waves in the Sun (Yuto Bekki)

Dec 2, 2020 14:30 - 15:00
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S3 Seminar: Learned infinite elements (Janosch Preuß)

Dec 9, 2020 14:30 - 15:00
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S3 Seminar: Helioseismically constrained dynamo models of the Sun (Simon Cloutier)

Dec 9, 2020 15:00 - 15:30
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S3 Seminar: Modelling the evolution of solar ephemeral regions (Bernhard Hofer)

Dec 16, 2020 14:00 - 14:30
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