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Welcome

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.

ExoMars parachute testing continues
2019 August 12

As the second ExoMars mission, comprising a rover and surface science platform, progresses towards launch next year, teams continue to troubleshoot the parachute design following an unsuccessful high-altitude drop test last week.

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Dark meets light on Mars
2019 August 08

ESA’s Mars Express has captured the cosmic contrast of Terra Cimmeria, a region in the southern highlands of Mars marked by impact craters, water-carved valleys, and sand and dust in numerous chocolate and caramel hues.

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Cheops passes final review before shipment to launch site
2019 July 29

The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite, Cheops, has successfully passed the final analysis review for its launch on a Soyuz rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Astronomers spy Europa blocking distant star – thanks to Gaia
2019 July 25

On 31 March 2017, Jupiter’s moon Europa passed in front of a background star – a rare event that was captured for the first time by ground-based telescopes thanks to data provided by ESA’s Gaia spacecraft.

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Gaia starts mapping our galaxy’s bar
2019 July 16

The first direct measurement of the bar-shaped collection of stars at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy has been made by combining data from ESA’s Gaia mission with complementary observations from ground- and space-based telescopes.

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Gaia’s biggest operation since launch
2019 July 15

On Tuesday 16 July, teams at ESA’s mission control will perform an ‘orbit change manoeuvre’ on the Gaia space observatory – the biggest operation since the spacecraft was launched in 2013.

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

Nothing published within the last three days.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD
1901 Photograph: The Orion Nebula
Thumbnail created by the
German translation of the APOD

The Sun now

latest EIT 304
Solar Atmosphere as seen by SOHO EIT 304
© SOHO (ESA & NASA)

Next lunar eclipse

lunar eclipse
2020 January 10
Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak and Jean Meeus (NASA's GSFC)

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MAGIC-II telescope
MAGIC-II telescope
© MAGIC

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