Science October 13, 2016
Dense molecular gas disks drive the growth of supermassive black holes - Are supernova explosions the key?
Astronomers using ALMA and other telescopes, revealed that dense molecular gas disks a few hundred light years in scale located at the centers of galaxies supply gas to supermassive black holes situated within them.
Topics October 13, 2016
NAOJ “New Scientist Live” Exhibition Held in London
The "New Scientist Live" science exhibition, was held in a suburb of London for four days, September 22-25, 2016.
Announcements October 7, 2016
Announcement of Holding Mitaka Open House Day 2016
Mitaka Open House Day 2016 will be held on Oct. 21 and 22, 2016.
Science September 29, 2016
Discovery of an Extragalactic Hot Molecular Core
Astronomers have discovered a 'hot molecular core', a cocoon of molecules surrounding a newborn massive star, for the first time outside our Galaxy.
Topics September 20, 2016
NAOJ to exhibit at “New Scientist Live”
“New Scientist Live” is an international exhibition held for four days from 22-25 September 2016. NAOJ, will present ideas and activities there.
Science September 14, 2016
ALMA Spots Possible Formation Site of Icy Giant Planet
Astronomers found signs of a growing planet around TW Hydra, a nearby young star, using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
Science September 8, 2016
Avoiding “Traffic Jam” Creates Impossibly Bright “Lighthouse”
A supercomputer recreated a blinking impossibly bright “monster pulsar.”
Topics August 10, 2016
The 3rd Symposium on Universal Design for Astronomy Education with Workshops for Educational Material Development
On 24 to 26 of September 2016, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) will host the 3rd Japanese symposium dedicated to Universal Design Astronomy.
Science July 26, 2016
Ancient Eye in the Sky
A group of astronomers and young students were analyzing some of that Hyper Suprime-Cam data at the school when they found a unique lens system.
Topics July 22, 2016
National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) Nobeyama Exhibition Room is open for a limited time this summer
In summer 2016, the newly-established “NINS Nobeyama Exhibition Room” opened in Nobeyama Radio Observatory (NRO).