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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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In the middle of the large Chilean Atacama desert, a team of Polish astronomers monitors millions of celestial bodies night after night with the help of a modern robotic telescope. In 2013, the team was surprised when they discovered, in the course of their survey, stars that varied much faster...

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A team of astronomers at the Friedrich Alexander University led by Péter Németh has discovered a binary star moving nearly at the escape velocity of our galaxy. There are about two dozen so-called hypervelocity stars known to be escaping the galaxy. While all of them are single stars, PB3877 is...