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website of Matthias Bissinger (né Kühnel)

Welcome

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.

Tracking a solar eruption through the Solar System
2017 August 15

Ten spacecraft, from ESAs Venus Express to NASAs Voyager-2, felt the effect of a solar eruption as it washed through the Solar System while three other satellites watched, providing a unique perspective on this space weather event.

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Preserving the stress of volcanic uprise on Mars
2017 August 10

An ancient mountain range on Mars preserves a complex volcanic and tectonic past imprinted with signs of water and ice interactions.

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Gravity waves detected in Sun’s interior reveal rapidly rotating core
2017 August 01

Scientists using the ESA/NASA SOHO solar observatory have found long-sought gravity modes of seismic vibration that imply the Suns core is rotating four times faster than its surface.

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Has Cassini found a universal driver for prebiotic chemistry at Titan?
2017 July 26

The international Cassini-Huygens mission has made a surprising detection of a molecule that is instrumental in the production of complex organics within the hazy atmosphere of Saturns moon Titan.

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Tributes to wetter times on Mars
2017 July 13

A dried-out river valley with numerous tributaries is seen in this recent view of the Red Planet captured by ESAs Mars Express.

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Preparing for Mercury: BepiColombo stack completes testing
2017 July 06

ESAs Mercury spacecraft has passed its final test in launch configuration, the last time it will be stacked like this before being reassembled at the launch site next year.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD
Charon Flyover from New Horizons
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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Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope
© ESO

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