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website of Matthias Bissinger né Kühnel

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.

A unique experiment to explore black holes
2019 May 23

What happens when two supermassive black holes collide? Combining the observing power of two future ESA missions, Athena and LISA, would allow us to study these cosmic clashes and their mysterious aftermath for the first time.

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From canals to craters
2019 May 16

Mars was once believed to be criss-crossed by a system of irrigation canals – dark troughs that sliced across the planet’s surface, excavated by an intelligent society of thirsty martians. The astronomer who promoted this idea lends his name to the cr...

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How Venus and Mars can teach us about Earth
2019 May 13

One has a thick poisonous atmosphere, one has hardly any atmosphere at all, and one is just right for life to flourish – but it wasn’t always that way. The atmospheres of our two neighbours Venus and Mars can teach us a lot about the past and future s...

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ExoMars laboratory passes Red Planet simulation
2019 May 08

A key set of scientific instruments developed for the ExoMars rover Rosalind Franklin passed tests last month to ensure compatibility with the martian environment.The rover’s Analytical Laboratory Drawer (ALD) flight model completed its thermal and...

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Observing Gaia from Earth to improve its star maps
2019 May 02

While ESA’s Gaia mission has been surveying more than one billion stars from space, astronomers have been regularly monitoring the satellite’s position in the sky with telescopes across the world, including the European Southern Observatory in Chile,...

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Scientists get to the bottom of a ‘spitting’ black hole
2019 April 29

Data from ESA’s Integral high-energy observatory have helped shed light on the workings of a mysterious black hole found spitting out ‘bullets’ of plasma while rotating through space. 

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The Astronomer’s Telegram

Nothing published within the last three days.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

APOD

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

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Liverpool Telescope
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