A frustrated jet in the centre of the Milky Way

Astronomy & Space

Magnetic fields spiral around the mass monster Sagittarius A* and form up for a restart. The Event Horizon Telescope, a network of individual radio telescopes located all'over the world, has once again observed the centre of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Using the polarised part of the radio light, the researchers discovered strong magnetic fields that spiral out from the edge of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A*.

Physics - Apr 16

Understanding the universe - SHiP experiment promises new insights into the world of elementary particles


Researchers from six German research institutions are making a significant contribution to the development of detectors for a new experiment at CERN, the research centre for particle physics.

Searching for clues in a fly-by

Astronomy & Space

The BepiColombo space probe measures carbon ions escaping from the atmosphere of Venus and thus helps to decipher the special development of Venus.

Environment - Apr 16

For more sustainable palm oil production


Research team outlines ways to make oil palm cultivation more ecologically and economically sustainable.

Life Sciences - Apr 15

An enzyme makes mushrooms ’magical’

Life Sciences

An international research team has investigated the biosynthesis of psilocybin, the main ingredient of hallucinogenic mushrooms. They gained new insights into the structure and reaction mechanism of the enzyme PsiM. It plays a key role in the production of psilocybin. The results of the study were published in the journal "Nature Communications". 

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