Science May 18, 2017
First Direct Exploration of Magnetic Fields in the Upper Solar Atmosphere --Ultraviolet spectropolarimetry opens a new window for solar physics research--
For the first time in the world, scientists have explored the magnetic field in the upper solar atmosphere by observing the polarization of ultraviolet light from the Sun.
Science April 28, 2017
First Global Simulation Yields New Insights into Ring System
A team of researchers in Japan modeled the two rings around Chariklo, the smallest body in the Solar System known to have rings.
Science April 13, 2017
Collisions generate gas in debris disks
Astronomers at RIKEN and Japanese universities observed two young stars with ASTE and discovered atomic carbon gas in the debris disks for the first time.
Science March 29, 2017
Subaru Telescope Detects the Shadow of a Gas Cloud in an Ancient Proto-supercluster
By using the Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope, a team succeeded in making the widest map of neutral hydrogen gas in the early universe.
Topics March 28, 2017
Dr. Takiwaki and Dr. Hada received the ASJ Young Astronomer Awards 2016
Dr. Tomoya Takiwaki and Dr. Kazuhiro Hada received the ASJ Young Astronomer Awards 2016. Dr. Takiwaki is an assistant professor in the Division of Theoretical Astronomy, NAOJ and Dr. Hada is an assistant professor at NAOJ Mizusawa VLBI Observatory.
Topics March 27, 2017
9th SPSS Award Given to Dr. Joten Okamoto
The Society for Promotion of Space Science (SPSS) gave the 9th SPSS Award to Dr. Joten Okamoto, an NAOJ fellow who is engaged in research activities at the NAOJ Chile Observatory.
Topics March 16, 2017
Publicizing NAOJ and Playing “Mitaka” at the AAAS Meeting
NAOJ had an exhibit booth at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), held from February 17 to 19 in Boston.
Science March 8, 2017
Ancient Stardust Sheds Light on the First Stars — Most distant object ever observed by ALMA
Astronomers have used ALMA to detect a huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen when the Universe was only four percent of its present age.
Topics March 3, 2017
An Extraordinary Celestial Spiral with a Twist
An international team of astronomers has found a way of deriving the orbital shape of binary stars that have orbital periods too long to be directly measured.
Topics February 28, 2017
First Public Data Release by the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program
The first dataset from the Hyper Suprime-Cam Subaru Strategic Program (HSC-SSP) was released to the public on February 27th, 2017.