Astronomy and Astrophysics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal covering theoretical, observational and instrumental astronomy and astrophysics. It was published by Springer-Verlag from 1969–2000, while EDP Sciences published the companion A Supplement Series. In 2000, the two journals merged, with the combined journal known simply as Astronomy and Astrophysics and published by EDP Sciences. The journal copyright is owned by the European Southern Observatory. Astronomy and Astrophysics was formed in 1969 by the merging of several national journals of individual European countries. These journals, with their ISSN and date of first publication are as follows: The publishing of Astronomy and Astrophysics was further extended in 1992 by the incorporation of Bulletin of the Astronomical Institutes of Czechoslovakia, established in 1947. The original sponsoring countries were the four countries whose journals merged to form Astronomy and Astrophysics (France, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden), together with Belgium, Denmark, Finland, and Norway. The European Southern Observatory also participated as a "member country". Norway later withdrew, but Austria, Greece, Italy, Spain, and

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Planet-forming disks evolve in surprisingly similar ways

A group of astronomers, led by Sierk van Terwisga from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy, have analyzed the mass distribution of over 870 planet-forming disks in the Orion A cloud. By exploiting the statistical properties ...

Scientists reveal source of supersonic downflows into sunspots

Solar transition region supersonic downflows (SDs) are downward falling mass flux toward the sunspots. This phenomenon commonly exists above most sunspots. In IRIS spectra, SDs are often observed as strongly redshifted secondary ...

The Milky Way's middle-aged inner ring

Using a combination of observed stars and a realistic model of the Milky Way, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics have found a new structure in our home galaxy. Just outside the galactic bar, ...

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