ESA's Euclid celebrates first science with sparkling cosmic views 

ESA's Euclid celebrates first science with sparkling cosmic views
 

Analysis of the early release observations provides insights into the evolution of the Perseus galaxy cluster

Cosmic dance of the ‘Space Clover’

Cosmic dance of the ‘Space Clover’

A group led by MPE has, for the first time, detected X-ray gas at the location of the cloverleaf ORC, an odd radio circle (ORC). The origin of ORCs is unknown; in the case of the cloverleaf ORC, the combined data from different wavelengths indicate that the emission is due to a merger of two small galaxy groups.

Einstein Probe First Light 

Einstein Probe First Light
 

Images confirm new X-ray satellite’s revolutionary capability to detect and follow-up explosive events in the high-energy Universe
 

eROSITA relaxes cosmological tension 

eROSITA relaxes cosmological tension
 

Results from the first X-ray sky survey resolve the previous inconsistency between competing measurements of the structure of the Universe
 

The X-ray sky opens to the world 

The X-ray sky opens to the world
 

First eROSITA sky-survey data release makes public the largest ever catalogue of high-energy cosmic sources

Weighing a Black Hole in the early universe

Weighing a Black Hole in the early universe

With the upgraded GRAVITY-instrument at the ESO VLTI, a team of astronomers led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics has determined the mass of a Black Hole in a galaxy only 2 billion years after the Big Bang. With 300 million solar masses, the black hole is actually under-massive compared to the mass of its host galaxy, indicating that at least for some systems there might be a delay between the growth of the galaxy and its central black hole.

Webb shines light on early interstellar grain growth

Webb shines light on early interstellar grain growth

In a groundbreaking study, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) observed the early stages of the growth of dust grains in the dense Chamaeleon I cloud. These cold dust grains have accumulated molecular solids on their surface early in the process leading to star formation, challenging previous assumptions on where and when grain growth occurs.

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The globular clusters seen from their variable star populations

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Title 1: "Stellar evolution in cosmological simulations"; Title 2: "Exploring massive binary evolution through the study of young open clusters"

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Q: Is Galaxy Formation “Solved”? Discuss.

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First Results from the SRG/eROSITA All-Sky Survey: From Stars to Cosmology

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MPE60 years: May 15th!
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Reinhard Genzel receives the Nobel Prize for Physics 2020
The Max Planck Director is honored for his observations of the black hole in the Galactic Center
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