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New high-resolution observations obtained with ESO’s MUSE instrument complement the PHANGS project’s data collection more

They may not look like much - just metal disks 80 centimeters (30 inches) across with some etched markings and hundreds of small holes - but round aluminum “plates” like this one from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) have been vital to mapping our universe for more than 20 years. more

Miriam Keppler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) in Heidelberg has been awarded at the 2021 annual meeting of the European Astronomical Society (EAS) with the A&A Best PhD Thesis Prize for her outstanding PhD thesis. more

Study reveals that the makeup and life cycle of star-forming clouds is dependent on location more

Scientists around the globe are eagerly awaiting the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the successor to the famous Hubble telescope, scheduled for October. Preparations of various observing programs for the use of the new flagship are also in full swing at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA). One example is the COSMOS-Webb program – the largest observing program in the first year of operation of JWST more

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