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A role for meteoritic iron in the emergence of life on Earth

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy and Ludwig Maximilians University Munich have proposed a new scenario for the emergence of the first building blocks for life on Earth, roughly… more

Manufacturing of MICADO and METIS for the ELT has begun

MICADO and METIS are two of the four first-generation instruments for ESO’s Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) that will go to the telescope later this decade. MPIA is a consortium partner in both… more

A reluctant exoplanet lifts its veil – a bit

The James Webb Space Telescope reveals details of the atmospheric composition of the Mini-Neptune GJ 1214 b more

JWST peeks into the birthplaces of exoplanets

Astronomers excited by first JWST spectra of planetary cradles showing a rich and diverse chemistry more

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

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