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Great Progress towards the Origin of R-process

May 12, 2015 |Science

Applying the high precision data to the theoretical calculation of the r-process nucleosynthesis and obtained the results consistent with those expected from the core-collapse supernovae.

Opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS” a Special Website for Videos

April 23, 2015 |Topics

We are pleased to announce the opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS,” a special website collecting easy to understand 1 minute videos introducing some of the research activities being conducted at NAOJ.

Unprecedented views of lensed galaxy and asteroid Juno taken with ALMA

April 7, 2015 |Science

Astronomers obtained unprecedentedly sharp image of a distant galaxy SDP.81 and an asteroid Juno with the ALMA.

Announcement of the NAOJ Website Renewal

April 1, 2015 |Topics

We launched new NAOJ website.

ALMA Disentangles Complex Birth of Giant Stars

March 31, 2015 |Science

The results of the massive-star forming region observation with ALMA shows the presence of multiple gas outflows from a protostar.

Grand Reopening of the 4D2U Dome Theater

March 17, 2015 |Topics

4D2U Dome Theater in NAOJ Mitaka campus updated entire projection system and public screenings are scheduled to restart in April 2015.

Subaru Telescope Observes Rapid Changes in a Comet’s Plasma Tail

March 5, 2015 |Science

Researchers reveal clear details about rapidly changing activity in that comet's plasma tail observed by Subaru Telescope.