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Solar corona: A close look at the smallest flares

April 27, 2021

Among the most exciting discoveries made by ESA's Solar Orbiter spacecraft are small, bright regions in the hot solar corona that had previously eluded other spacecraft. The tiny flares are found in measurement data from the Extreme-Ultraviolet ...

Giant cyclones over Jupiter's poles

March 23, 2021

Violent storms rage in the middle atmosphere above Jupiter's poles: With wind speeds of up to 1450 kilometers per hour, they exceed even the strongest terrestrial tornadoes by a factor of three. This is the result of observations performed by an ...

In Memory of Dr. Erling Nielsen

March 22, 2021

Dr. Erling Nielsen, former scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (formerly: Max Planck Institute for Aeronomy) passed away on March 6 this year after a long illness. For more than 31 years, Dr. Nielsen helped shape the ...

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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 ...

Events

S3 Seminar: Simulating solar prominences (Lisa-Marie Zeßner)

Jun 2, 2021 14:00 - 14:30
BigBlueButton, Room: "BigBlueButton"

S3 Seminar: Deciphering the spectrum of the solar chromosphere (Patrick Ondratschek)

Jun 16, 2021 14:00 - 14:30
BigBlueButton, Room: "BigBlueButton"

S3 Seminar: In-flight radiometric calibration of Metis using stars (Yara De Leo)

Jun 30, 2021 14:00 - 14:30
BigBlueButton, Room: "BigBlueButton"

S3 Seminar: Particle Dynamics at Comet 67P (Marius Pfeifer)

Jul 7, 2021 14:00 - 14:30
BigBlueButton, Room: "BigBlueButton"
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