website of Matthias Bissinger né Kühnel


on my webpage! I'm a astrophysicist and currently employed as a researcher at the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics of the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
My main research concentrates on the neutrino telescope KM3NeT, which uses the sea water of the Mediterranean in order to detect neutrinos of extraterrestrial origin. Another focus of my work are accreting neutron stars. See about me for more details about my research projects. Informations about how to contact me are given on the legal page.

ESA Space Science News

These news are a copy of the ESA space science news, for which I thank ESA for authorization. To read the full articles please visit the linked webpage.

Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars
2019 February 21

These images from ESA’s Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet.

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Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond
2019 February 20

The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice the distance to the Moon.

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Rosetta’s comet sculpted by stress
2019 February 18

Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. ESA’s Rosetta mission has revealed that geological stress arising from the shape of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko has been a key process in sculpting the comet's surface and interior following its formation.

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Gaia clocks new speeds for Milky Way-Andromeda collision
2019 February 07

ESA’s Gaia satellite has looked beyond our Galaxy and explored two nearby galaxies to reveal the stellar motions within them and how they will one day interact and collide with the Milky Way – with surprising results.

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ESA’s Mars rover has a name – Rosalind Franklin
2019 February 07

The ExoMars rover that will search for the building blocks of life on the Red Planet has a name: Rosalind Franklin. The prominent scientist behind the discovery of the structure of DNA will have her symbolic footprint on Mars in 2021.  

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Active galaxies point to new physics of cosmic expansion
2019 January 28

Investigating the history of our cosmos with a large sample of distant ‘active’ galaxies observed by ESA’s XMM-Newton, a team of astronomers found there might be more to the early expansion of the Universe than predicted by the standard model of cosmo...

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge
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German translation of the APOD

The Sun now

latest EIT 304
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304

Next lunar eclipse

lunar eclipse
2019 July 16
Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak and Jean Meeus (NASA's GSFC)

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MAGIC-II telescope
MAGIC-II telescope

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