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A Violent Wind Blown from the Heart of a Galaxy Tells the Tale of a Merger

February 4, 2016 |Science

The team has succeeded in revealing the detail structure of ionized gas outflow streaming from the starburst galaxy by Subaru Telescope.

Signs of Second Largest Black Hole in the Milky Way - Possible Missing Link in Black Hole Evolution

January 15, 2016 |Science

Astronomers have detected signs of black hole with large mass around the center of the Milky Way by Nobeyama 45-m Radio Telescope.

New Year Greetings from Director General

January 4, 2016 |Topics

New Year Greetings from Director General of NAOJ.

Final Results of NameExoWorlds Public Vote Released

December 18, 2015 |Topics

Final results of NameExoWorlds released.

Radio Shadow Reveals Tenuous Cosmic Gas Cloud

December 7, 2015 |Science

Astronomers detected the absorption of radio waves by ALMA and have discovered the most tenuous molecular gas ever observed.

ALMA Spots Monstrous Baby Galaxies Cradled in Dark Matter

December 5, 2015 |Science

Astronomers discovered a nest of monstrous baby galaxies 11.5 billion light-years away using ALMA.

Event Horizon Telescope Reveals Magnetic Fields at Milky Way’s Central Black Hole

December 4, 2015 |Science

Astronomers have detected magnetic fields just outside the event horizon of the black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.