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A blue planet in the foreground is half lit on the left. A yellow-orange star shines in the background of the otherwise black image.

The CARMENES program, led by a consortium of Spanish and German research institutions, in which the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) is a partner, has released 20,000 observations of more… more

The James Webb Space Telescope Reveals Intricate Networks of Gas and Dust in Nearby Galaxies

New insight into where stars are being born in galaxies more

Surface of a fictitious planet. It consists of hills of rock. In the background is a lake. The sky has some clouds. Near the horizon a sun shines and bathes the picture in a reddish colour.

Astronomers find a rare rocky Earth-mass planet suited to probe for life signs more

Numerical simulations of planetesimal formation reproduce key properties of asteroids, comets

With simulations that go into finer details than ever before, Brooke Polak of the University of Heidelberg and Hubert Klahr at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) have modeled a key phase in… more

Astronomers identify the ancient heart of the Milky Way galaxy

A group of MPIA astronomers has managed to identify the “poor old heart of the Milky Way” – a population of stars left over from the earliest history of our home galaxy, which resides in our galaxy’s… more

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