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website of Matthias Bissinger (né Kühnel)

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on my webpage! I'm a astrophysicist and currently employed as a PostDoc at the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory Bamberg, which is part of the Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics.
My main research concentrates on the data analysis of accreting neutron stars in X-ray binaries. In particular, I'm studying the evolution of these systems with time and mass accretion rate. Such analyses allow to determine the orbits of the binaries and improve our understanding of relativistic plasmas in strong magnetic and gravitational fields. Furthermore, I'm involved in the development of software for data analysis and in various web projects. See research and about me for more details. Informations about how to contact me are listed 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.

Final two ExoMars landing sites chosen
2017 March 28

Two ancient sites on Mars that hosted an abundance of water in the planets early history have been recommended as the final candidates for the landing site of the 2020 ExoMars rover and surface science platform: Oxia Planum and Mawrth Vallis.

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Before and after: unique changes spotted on Rosetta’s comet
2017 March 21

Growing fractures, collapsing cliffs, rolling boulders and moving material burying some features on the comets surface while exhuming others are among the remarkable changes documented during Rosettas mission.

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Collapsing cliff reveals comet’s interior
2017 March 21

Rosetta scientists have made the first compelling link between an outburst of dust and gas and the collapse of a prominent cliff, which also exposed the pristine, icy interior of the comet.

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ESA’s Jupiter mission moves off the drawing board
2017 March 16

Demanding electric, magnetic and power requirements, harsh radiation, and strict planetary protection rules are some of the critical issues that had to be tackled in order to move ESAs Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer Juice from the drawing board and i...

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ExoMars: science checkout completed and aerobraking begins
2017 March 16

The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter has completed another set of important science calibration tests before a year of aerobraking gets underway.

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Remnants of a mega-flood on Mars
2017 March 02

ESAs Mars Express has captured images of one of the largest outflow channel networks on the Red Planet.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD
Nebula with Laser Beams
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)

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Liverpool Telescope
Liverpool Telescope
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