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Image All_Sky_eROSITA_en
by Sarah Hönig published Jun 19, 2020 last modified Jun 19, 2020 10:02 AM
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The X-ray sky in its full glory
by Sarah Hönig published Jun 19, 2020 last modified Oct 12, 2020 11:25 AM — filed under: , ,
19 June 2020. The eROSITA space telescope has provided a new, sharp 360° view of the hot and energetic processes across the Universe. The new map contains more than one million objects, roughly doubling the number of known X-ray sources discovered over the 60-year history of X-ray astronomy. Scientists at the Leibniz Institute of Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) have contributed with the discovery of a circular structure caused by a black hole outburst 10,000 years ago.
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Four newborn exoplanets get cooked by their sun
by Sarah Hönig published Jun 11, 2020 — filed under: , ,
11 June 2020. Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) examined the fate of the young star V1298 Tau and its four orbiting exoplanets. The results show that these recently born planets are roasted by the intense X-ray radiation of their young sun, which leads to the vaporisation of the gaseous envelope of these planets. The innermost planets could be evaporated down to their rocky cores, so that there is no atmosphere left.
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AIP Schwarzschild Fellow Marcel Pawlowski receives Klaus Tschira Boost Fund
by Sarah Hönig published May 11, 2020 last modified May 12, 2020 10:39 AM — filed under: , ,
11 May 2020. Dr. Marcel Pawlowski, Schwarzschild Fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), receives funding from the Klaus Tschira Foundation and the German Scholars Organisation for his research on the distribution of satellite galaxies around the Milky Way and the nature of dark matter.
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Science donates equipment to health care facilities
by Sarah Hönig published Apr 01, 2020 last modified Apr 01, 2020 01:49 PM — filed under: , ,
1 April 2020. The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) provides protective equipment to fight the corona epidemic. The Minister of Science and Culture Manja Schüle hands over the utensils, which were collected at Brandenburg universities and non-university research institutions, to the mayor of Potsdam, Mike Schubert.
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20 February | Starry Night in Babelsberg
by Sarah Hönig published Feb 17, 2020 last modified Feb 21, 2020 09:09 AM — filed under: ,
The Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) invites to the next Starry Night in Babelsberg on Thursday, 20 February 2020, starting at 7:15 pm with a public lecture of Dr. Axel Schwope with the title "eROSITA and the new image of the x-ray sky". Please note that the lecture will be given in German.
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Image STIX
by Sarah Hönig published Feb 06, 2020 last modified Feb 06, 2020 02:05 PM
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Towards the Sun
by Sarah Hönig published Feb 06, 2020 last modified Feb 11, 2020 09:27 AM — filed under: , ,
– Update 11 February 2020 – In the early morning hours of 10 February, the Solar Orbiter space probe started its journey into space. The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) will explore the Sun at close range. On board is the X-ray telescope STIX, which was developed and built with involvement from the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).
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"Working with your head and your hands" – Apprenticeship at the AIP
by Sarah Hönig published Feb 03, 2020 last modified Nov 12, 2020 01:27 PM — filed under: , ,
3 February 2020. In addition to excellent astrophysical research, the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP) excels in the development of modern research infrastructure. This is possible in part thanks to the institute's own precision engineering workshop in the technical section. For many years, precision machinists have been trained there according to the principles of trade. The graduates Cornelius Lübke and Leander Leibnitz successfully completed their apprenticeship in January 2020 and tell of their experiences in an interview.
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X-ray eye in space celebrates 20 years
by Sarah Hönig published Jan 20, 2020 last modified Jan 20, 2020 09:28 AM — filed under: , ,
20 January 2020. At the beginning of the millennium, the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton space telescope started observing the X-ray sky. On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, scientists, including those at the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP), are now publishing new catalogues of all X-ray sources discovered with XMM-Newton.
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