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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.

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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Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars
2019 July 04

ESA’s Mars Express has been keeping an eye on local and regional dust storms brewing at the north pole of the Red Planet over the last month, watching as they disperse towards the equator.

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ExoMars 2020: progress and challenges
2019 June 28

The full parachute system that will help deliver the ExoMars rover and a surface science platform to the martian surface has completed a full-scale high-altitude deployment sequence test, although unexpected damage to the main parachutes occurred.

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A chaos found only on Mars
2019 June 27

 The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA’s Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain.

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ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet
2019 June 19

 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its j...

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

Nothing published within the last three days.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD
Apollo 11: Descent to the Moon
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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Mauna Kea VLBA antenna
Mauna Kea VLBA antenna (NRAO)
© NRAO

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