Over the next years, the ESA spacecraft will study the Sun from a completely new perspective. more

Solar Orbiter space probe

February 07, 2020

With the Solar Orbiter space probe, a new chapter in the exploration of the Sun begins more

In Memory of Johannes Geiss

February 06, 2020

Prof. Dr. Johannes Geiss, Honorary Director of the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) in Bern and External Scientific Member of MPS, passed away on 30 January, 2020. more

A single star has provided information about the collision of the Milky Way with the dwarf galaxy Gaia-Enceladus. The event likely took place approximately 11.5 billion years ago. more

Ulrich Christensen, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, receives one of the highest awards of the American Geophysical Union. more

U30-Award for MPS Researcher

December 03, 2019

In his doctoral thesis, Sudip Mandal investigated how special pressure waves help maintain temperatures of several million degrees in the outermost solar atmosphere. more

The Sun‘s long fingers

November 14, 2019

Elongated plasma structures in the lower solar atmosphere transport energy into the Sun‘s corona – and heat up this outermost layer of our star. more

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