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Solar activity reconstructed over a millennium

January 19, 2021

An international research team, including scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Germany, has reconstructed solar activity up to the year 969 without gaps and with a high temporal resolution of only one year from ...

500 days until the launch of Sunrise III

January 18, 2021

In the summer of 2022, the balloon-borne solar observatory Sunrise will embark on its third stratospheric flight. From the airborne observation site more than 35 kilometers above the Earth's surface, the observatory will enjoy a unique view of the ...

NASA Award for MPS Engineer

January 07, 2021

The U.S. space agency NASA has honored the 49-member group of experts who selected the site for the scientific instruments carried by the InSight Mars probe in the days following its landing with the NASA Group Achievement Award. Among the honorees ...

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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 ...


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