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On 13 July 2019, a proton-M rocket successfully launched the Spectrum-X-Gamma satellite with the German eROSITA instrument. As of 17:00 CEST, the systems on Spectrum-X-Gamma appear to be nominal and the temperatures of the eROSITA instrument are also in the nominal range.

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  An international consortium led by FAU astronomers discovered three hyper-velocity stars (HVS), which survived supernova explosions. These “Zombie” stars could give clues concerning how the chemical elements are created and distributed in the Universe. Not only a new class of HVS has been dis...

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Are you prepared for the launch of eROSITA in July 2019? We are glad to provide you the Spektr-RG paper model. This model is in the scale of 1/48 and shows great detail of the eROSITA and the ART-XC X-ray telescopes. This paper model kit provides you with all parts...

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On Friday June 21st 2019 a proton M rocket will be launched at Baikonur, on board the SRG satellite. Part of this satellite is the eROSITA X-ray telescope developed by German an Russian scientists. The Astronomical Institute of the FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg is greatly involved in the development of the...

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Last week the 16th INTEGRAL/BART Workshop took place in Carlsbad (Czech Republic). This conference is dedicated to high energy astrophysics and supporting ground-based experiments and partly organized by the Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte. Four members gave interesting talks on their topics. The partici...

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The FRANCI (FRanconian Astronomy Neighborhood Collaboration Incentive) meeting is an annual one-day meeting of the Dr. Karl Remeis Observatory and ECAP (University of Erlangen) and the Chair of Astronomy (University of Wuerzburg) since 2013. The goal of this meeting is to bring together the differen...