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Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie

Auf dem Hügel 69
53121 Bonn
Germany
Tel.
+49228525-0
Fax
+49228525-229

www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de
www.mpifr-bonn.mpg.de/

Short description

The Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy is one of 80 independent research institutes of the Max Planck Society. Radio and infrared astronomy are the main areas of research. The activities of the institute encompass the whole area of astronomical observations throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. Theoretical Astrophysics is an additional research field. To research the physics of stars, galaxies and the universe, radio astronomy looks into subjects like stellar evolution, young stellar objects, stars at a late stage of their evolution, pulsars, the interstellar medium of the Milky Way and other galaxies, magnetic fields in the universe, radio galaxies, quasars and other active galaxies, dust and gas at cosmological distances, galaxies at early stages of the evolution of the universe, cosmic ray(s), high-energy particle physics as well as the theory of stellar evolution and active galactic nuclei (AGN).

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    First astrophysical detection of the helium hydride ion

    HeH+ was the first molecule that formed when, almost 14 billion years ago, falling temperatures in the young Universe allowed recombination of the light elements produced in the Big Bang. At that time, ionized hydrogen and neutral helium atoms reacted to form HeH+. Despite its importance ... more

    Interstellar molecules are branching out

    For the first time a carbon-bearing molecule with a "branched" structure was detected in interstellar space. The molecule, iso-propyl cyanide, was discovered in Sgr B2, a star forming region close to the center of our galaxy that is a hot-spot for molecule-hunting astronomers. The branched ... more

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