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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

European solar mission from Cape Canaveral into space scheduled to start in February 2020 more

The balloon mission Sunrise is to take off again in two years. The telescope's main mirror has now been coated with a fresh layer of aluminum. more

Urs Mall from the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research on exploring the Earth’s satellite 50 years after the Apollo missions more

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