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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.

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.

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.

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.

ALMA Revealed Surprisingly Mild Environment around a Supermassive Black Hole

February 26, 2015 |Science

A research team observed M77 by ALMA and discovered that organic molecules are concentrated in a region surrounding a supermassive black hole at its center.

Classical Nova Explosions are Major Lithium Factories in the Universe

February 18, 2015 |Science

Using the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope High Dispersion Spectrograph (HDS), a team of astronomers observed Nova Delphini 2013 and discovered that the outburst is producing a large amount of lithium.

Astronomers Identify Gas Spirals as a Nursery of Twin Stars through ALMA Observation

December 4, 2014 |Science

The observation results by ALMA unveil the mechanism of the birth and growth of binary stars, ubiquitous throughout the Universe.