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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

Astronomers map the Milky Way's intergalactic encounters, one merger at a time 

A group of astronomers led by Khyati Malhan of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has created an atlas of mergers of smaller galaxies with our home galaxy, the Milky Way. Where earlier studies had… more

Image of the galaxy Messier 77 (left) and the centre where the dust radiates through its temperature (right)

Image of warm dust emission from the heart of an active galactic nucleus shows a ring-like structure that obscures the black hole more

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