MPE founding director passes away at the age of 97
X-ray observatory XMM-Newton shows large scale plasma motion
Astronomers discover the heaviest black hole in the nearby universe with 40 billion solar masses
The scientific performance demonstrated in the first weeks of operations of the eROSITA X-ray telescope promises a breakthrough in our understanding of the energetic Universe.
The physical process driving Gamma-Ray Bursts might be synchrotron radiation after all
High-resolution images of a young stellar binary system for the first time reveal a complex network of accretion filaments nurturing two proto-stars at the centre of the circum-binary disk. With these observations, an international team of astronomers led by the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics was able to identify a two-level accretion process, circum-binary disk to circumstellar disk to stars, constraining the conditions leading to the formation and evolution of binary star systems.