MPE Press Releases (2005 - ....)

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Taking a peek into the hidden universe

May 08, 2009
Instruments developed at Max Planck Institutes at work on Herschel, the largest space telescope ever built [more]
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Galactic X-ray emissions originate from stars

May 04, 2009
Astronomers identify the origin of the diffuse radiation in the plane of the Milky Way [more]
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Surprising flashes from a possible magnetar

September 26, 2008
Observations of optical flares reveal limits of established theories on magnetars [more]
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Shaw Prize awarded to Reinhard Genzel

June 10, 2008
Max Planck Director honoured for discovery of the black hole in the centre of the Milky Way [more]
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Black hole expelled from its parent galaxy

April 30, 2008
Max Planck Astronomers discover a gravitationally propelled mass monster [more]
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A Mighty Duo

October 29, 2007
The discovery of the stellar black hole with the greatest mass to date and its companion star baffles astrophysicists [more]

An integrated carbon observation system for Europe

November 07, 2006
Pan-European infrastructure for climate research has been included in the first European roadmap for new large-scale research infrastructures. [more]