Dr. Hannelore Hämmerle
Dr. Hannelore Hämmerle
MPE Press Officer
Phone:+49 89 30000 3980Fax:+49 89 30000 3569

Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik

MPE Press Releases (2005 - ....)

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At the edge of the galactic black hole

October 31, 2018
Astronomers are observing the immediate environment of this gravational giant [more]
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First Detailed Observations of Material Orbiting close to a Black Hole

October 31, 2018
GRAVITY instrument confirms black hole status of the Milky Way centre [more]
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NOVA: Water in Small Dust Grains Can Explain Large Amounts of Water on Earth

September 11, 2018
Water trapped in dust grains from which the Earth formed can explain the current large amount of water on Earth. This is suggested by scientists from the Netherlands, Germany and the United Kingdom, based on calculations and simulations. The research will appear in two articles in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. [more]
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The backbone of the night

July 27, 2018
Like a huge spiral, the Milky Way floats in space [more]
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First Successful Test of Einstein’s General Relativity Near Supermassive Black Hole

July 26, 2018
Observations of the Galactic Centre team at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (MPE) have for the first time revealed the effects predicted by Einstein’s general relativity on the motion of a star passing through the extreme gravitational field near the supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way. This long-sought result represents the climax of a 26-year-long observation campaign using ESO’s telescopes in Chile. [more]
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“The galactic centre offers fantastic opportunities”

July 26, 2018
Interview with Reinhard Genzel on his observation of an effect of the general theory of relativity [more]
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In the gravity field of the black hole

July 26, 2018
Astronomers conduct successful test of Einstein’s general theory of relativity near supermassive black hole [more]
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