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On the trail of 1.8 billion stars
by Franziska Gräfe published Dec 03, 2020 last modified Dec 03, 2020 11:09 AM — filed under: , ,
3 December 2020. Spanning a period of 34 months, the ESA Gaia mission has now published the first part of its third data release (EDR3). It provides the most precise measurements of positions and motions of 1.8 billion objects across the sky. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is strongly involved in the Gaia data reduction and is one of the official Gaia Partner Data Centres that host a mirror of the complete Gaia archive.
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by Franziska Gräfe published Dec 03, 2020 last modified Dec 03, 2020 09:02 AM
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With 35,000 eyes in the sky: world's largest fibre spectrograph completed
by Franziska Gräfe published Dec 02, 2020 last modified Dec 02, 2020 10:32 AM — filed under: , ,
2 December 2020. Astronomers from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), together with colleagues from Germany and the US, have completed an astronomical spectrograph that is capable of creating the largest map of the cosmos.
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Gaia New Data Release
by Franziska Gräfe published Nov 30, 2020 last modified Dec 02, 2020 09:31 AM — filed under: , ,
A first part of the third Gaia data catalogue will be published on Thursday 3 December 2020. By then, entries for 1.8 billion sources will be available.
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Grant for research on satellite galaxies
by Franziska Gräfe published Nov 27, 2020 last modified Dec 02, 2020 10:21 AM — filed under: , ,
27 November 2020. Dr Marcel Pawlowski from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) receives funding in the Leibniz competition to establish a junior research group dedicated to the motion and distribution of satellite galaxies of our Milky Way and other galaxies.
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by Franziska Gräfe published Nov 03, 2020 last modified Nov 03, 2020 09:05 AM
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First observations: Fifth generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
by Franziska Gräfe published Nov 03, 2020 last modified Nov 03, 2020 04:14 PM — filed under: , ,
3 November 2020. The groundbreaking all-sky survey collected its very first observations of the cosmos. It will increase the understanding of formation and evolution of galaxies like our Milky Way. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) is a full member of the SDSS consortium.
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Protective layer: Magnetic field of the Jellyfish galaxy JO206
by Franziska Gräfe published Oct 26, 2020 last modified Oct 29, 2020 09:49 AM — filed under: , ,
26 October 2020. Gas tails give them their jellyfish-like appearance: So-called jellyfish galaxies are difficult to study because of their low brightness. An international research team has now gained new insights into the physical conditions prevailing in the gas tail of these galaxies.
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by Franziska Gräfe published Oct 22, 2020
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New study verifies prediction from Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
by Franziska Gräfe published Oct 23, 2020 last modified Oct 23, 2020 09:15 AM — filed under: , ,
23 October 2020. An international research team has used observational data and simulations to determine the redshift in the Sun's gravitational field with unprecedented accuracy. This effect, predicted by Einstein, was the reason for constructing a solar telescope at the beginning of the 1920s, capable of measuring the spectrum of the Sun: the Einstein Tower in Potsdam.
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