Highlights und Neuigkeiten

Press releases and research highlights

ATLASGAL Survey of Southern Milky Way Completed

Mapping Cold Dust in the Universe

February 24, 2016

ATLASGAL Survey of Southern Milky Way Completed [more]
The “Atacama Pathfinder Experiment” in Chile starts its second decade

Hot Science of the Cold Universe

February 09, 2016

The “Atacama Pathfinder Experiment” in Chile starts its second decade [more]

APEX and Effelsberg observations unravel mystery of Nova Vul 1670

Colliding Stars Explain Enigmatic Seventeenth Century Explosion

March 23, 2015

APEX and Effelsberg observations unravel mystery of Nova Vul 1670

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Magnetic Fields are crucial in shaping the Cradles of Massive Stars

Fortifying the Brick and Charming the Snake

January 16, 2015

Magnetic Fields are crucial in shaping the Cradles of Massive Stars [more]

SOFIA Airborne Observatory Begins 2015 Science Campaign

January 15, 2015

First series of flights uses German receiver GREAT [more]
Astrochemical Dating with Molecular Line Observations from SOFIA und APEX

The Age of Stellar Nurseries

November 17, 2014

Astrochemical Dating with Molecular Line Observations from SOFIA und APEX [more]
Detection of iso-propyl cyanide with ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

Interstellar molecules are branching out

September 25, 2014

Detection of iso-propyl cyanide with ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array [more]

GREAT Far-IR Spectrometer Opens Window to New Science Opportunities

June 11, 2014

4.7 Terahertz Spectroscopy with SOFIA, the airborne observatory [more]
APEX reveals cradles of massive star-formation throughout our Galaxy

Hidden nurseries in the Milky Way

May 10, 2014

APEX reveals cradles of massive star-formation throughout our Galaxy [more]
Airborne Observatory Investigates the Southern Sky from New Zealand

SOFIA Has Gone South

July 18, 2013

Airborne Observatory Investigates the Southern Sky from New Zealand [more]
After 3.5 years the liquid helium coolant on board of ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has finally run out. This means that the molecule hunter HIFI - one of its three instruments - has ceased to collect spectra. But the scientific heritage is impressive already. Thanks to HIFI, scientists now much better understand the cosmic cycle of gas which leads to for instance the birth of stars and planets, and the role (water) molecules play.

Molecule Hunter in the Universe

April 30, 2013

After 3.5 years the liquid helium coolant on board of ESA's Herschel Space Observatory has finally run out. This means that the molecule hunter HIFI - one of its three instruments - has ceased to collect spectra. But the scientific heritage is impressive already. Thanks to HIFI, scientists now much better understand the cosmic cycle of gas which leads to for instance the birth of stars and planets, and the role (water) molecules play. [more]
An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and from the University of Cologne, successfully identified two titanium oxides in the extended atmosphere around a giant star. The object VY Canis Major is one of the largest stars in the known universe and close to the end of its life. The detection was made using telescope arrays in the USA and in France.

Sun block for the "Big Dog"

March 27, 2013

An international team of astronomers, including researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy and from the University of Cologne, successfully identified two titanium oxides in the extended atmosphere around a giant star. The object VY Canis Major is one of the largest stars in the known universe and close to the end of its life. The detection was made using telescope arrays in the USA and in France.

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Gazing into the frozen stillness of the universe

March 19, 2013

The ALMA telescope installation begins delivering images of fresh planets, young stars, and distant galaxies. [more]
Astronomers observe starburst galaxies in early space with the ALMA telescope – and discover the most distant detection of water published to date

Stellar baby boom

March 13, 2013

Astronomers observe starburst galaxies in early space with the ALMA telescope – and discover the most distant detection of water published to date [more]
Fundamental properties of molecules have not changed during the past seven billion years

Physical constant passes the alcohol test

December 13, 2012

Fundamental properties of molecules have not changed during the past seven billion years [more]
 
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