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Paul Niggli Medal for Dr. Christian Renggli

The MPS researcher investigates volcanic eruptions on Earth, the Moon and Mercury and looks closely at the interactions between gases and minerals. more

Giant doubts about giant exomoons

The extrasolar planets Kepler-1625b and Kepler-1708b are supposedly the home worlds of the first known exomoons. A new study now comes to a different conclusion. more

Auroras in the Caribbean

Auroras in the Caribbean

December 07, 2023

The solar storm of February 1872 was exceptionally violent. A recent study provides new insights into the extreme event. more

Award for MPS Director

Award for MPS Director

November 14, 2023

Two scientific associations have awarded Prof. Dr. Thorsten Kleine the title "Geochemistry Fellow" for his contributions to the understanding of how the Solar System was formed. more

This year's ERC Synergy Grantees of the Max Planck Society

The scientists and their research teams receive around 40 million euros in funding for their work more

ERC Synergy Grant for research project REVEAL

In the search for life-friendly exoplanets, researchers from Germany, the UK and the USA join forces in a pioneering research project.   more

In Memory of Erhard Kirsch

In Memory of Erhard Kirsch

September 28, 2023

Dr. Erhard Kirsch, former scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, passed away on 12 September, 2023 at the age of 89. more

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