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A bright round disc in the background illuminates part of a sphere in the foreground. It has stripes that suggest clouds.

Webb ushers in a new era of exoplanet science with the first unequivocal detection of carbon dioxide in a planetary atmosphere outside our solar system. more

The Universe in a new dimension

Astronomical objects appear in unprecedented detail in the first images from the James Webb Telescope more

The illustration contains several components of the Universe. From bottom left to top right follow an open telescope dome, a band of stars and luminous gas, a zone with black background and many images of galaxies from the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, an area with young galaxies with jets and surrounding transparent spheres labeled "Reionization Era / Cosmic Dawn", a zone without light sources labeled "Dark Ages" and finally a sector of a sphere of small blue, yellow and red zones, a representation of the cosmic background radiation.

Astronomers determine the time when all the neutral hydrogen gas between galaxies produced by the Big Bang became fully ionised more

A collection of galaxy pictures, aligned in rows and columns.

An international team of scientists, including Ivelina Momcheva from MPIA, today released the largest near-infrared image ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, operated by NASA and ESA. It enables… more

Artistic impression of the exoplanet WASP-121 b

Astronomers explore the unusual atmospheric conditions and alien weather phenomena of a hot exoplanet more

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