Max Planck Institute for Astronomy

Watch a Simulation of a Galaxy, From the Big Bang Until the Present Day

The large-scale and highly-detailed TNG50 simulation has allowed scientists to shed new light on the evolution of the cosmos and…

9 months ago

The First Stars Formed Very Quickly

Based on a new study, it is possible that the first stars in our Universe formed about 1 billion years…

9 months ago

Stunning First Ever Photograph of a Newly Forming Planet

A team of international astronomers recently captured the first image of a newly-formed planet, which will allow astronomers to test…

2 years ago

Behind the Scenes: The “Making Of” the First Brown Dwarf Surface Map

By now, you will probably have heard that astronomers have produced the first global weather map for a brown dwarf.…

7 years ago

Astronomers Discover Ancient Planetary System

[/caption] From a press release from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy: A group of European astronomers has discovered an…

8 years ago

NASA Unveils Thrilling First Full Frame Images of Vesta from Dawn

[/caption] NASA has just released the first full frame images of Vesta- and they are thrilling! The new images unveil…

9 years ago

Exoplanet of Extragalactic Origin Could Foretell Our Solar System’s Future

[/caption] While astronomers have detected over 500 extrasolar planets during the past 15 years, this latest one might have the…

10 years ago

Spiral Galaxies Could Eat Dwarfs All Across the Universe

[/caption] For years, astronomers have seen evidence that – at least in our own local neighborhood -- spiral galaxies are…

10 years ago