Latest Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics Stories
In November, astronomers at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics presented new observations of the gas cloud G2 in the galactic center originally discovered in 2011.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have now created the most detailed 3D model of the inner structure of the Milky Way ever.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) announced the most accurate measurements yet of the distances to galaxies in the faraway universe, giving an unprecedented look at the time when the universe first began to expand at an ever-increasing rate.
The massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy is destined to be invaded by a gas cloud, creating a violent encounter, according to astronomers.
Technology developed with ESA funding and drawing on long-running research aboard the International Space Station is opening up a new way to keep hospital patients safe from infections.
Supermassive black holes with the mass of many millions of stars have been detected at the center of many large galaxies.
Using ESA's Integral observatory, an international team of researchers has been able to confirm the production of radioactive aluminium (Al 26) in massive stars and supernovae throughout our galaxy and determine the rate of supernovae - one of its key parameters.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.