A group of about fifty people of various ages and genders, many of them appearing to be of european origin, staning in front of a gray building front and looking at the camera.

Research Groups

The evolution of the Solar System is recorded in the elemental and isotopic composition of asteroids and planets. To unravel the processes and timescales of the formation and evolution of the Solar System, the research group studies the mineralogical, chemical, and isotopic composition of planetary materials in earth-based laboratories. [more]
The research group “Planetary Plasma Environment” investigates neutral and charged particles in the vicinity of planets and their moons, including the interaction of surfaces/atmospheres/exospheres and the magnetic fields of planets or moons with the surrounding plasma (solar wind or magnetosphere) in detail. [more]
The group „Planetary Atmospheres“ investigates atmospheres of bodies in the Solar System and beyond. [more]
The chemistry, mineralogy, and geology of a planetary surface bears testimony to its formation, evolution and internal structure. [more]
Understanding planets requires to know their interior. This is extremely challenging since most of our knowledge only scratches the surface. [more]
This is the sharpest image ever taken by ALMA — sharper than is routinely achieved in visible light with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. It shows the protoplanetary disc surrounding the young star HL Tauri. These new ALMA observations reveal substructures within the disc that have never been seen before and even show the possible positions of planets forming in the dark patches within the system.


PLANETOIDS: Formation of planetary building blocks throughout time and space more
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