Science December 19, 2007
Subaru Reveals "Frame Structures" of Galaxies at 11 billion Years Ago
A team of Japanese astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo University, and Kyoto University in Japan obtained...
Science December 7, 2007
Hinode Featured in Science
Hinode (SOLAR-B) has brought us a new perspective of solar physics since its launch on September 22, 2006. Sience magazine, one of the leadi...
Science November 29, 2007
Leo II: An Old Dwarf Galaxy With Juvenescent Heart
An team of 15 astronomers observed the spheroidal dwarf galaxy Leo II and found that the galaxy is more extended than previously thought and...
Science September 10, 2007
Subaru Astronomers Measure Meteoroid Tunnels in Earth's Atmosphere
When meteoroids flash through the Earth's atmosphere, they bore tunnels through the air, leaving behind narrow meteor tracks that are heated...
Science August 23, 2007
Subaru Measures the Spin-Orbit Alignment in a Faint Transiting Extrasolar Planetary System
A Japanese/US collaboration led by a researcher from the University of Tokyo observed the transiting extrasolar planetary system TrES-1 and ...
Science July 11, 2007
Record-breaking astrometric precision achieved with VERA
VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) has demonstrated its high capability of precise astrometry by breaking the world record of the l...
Science June 26, 2007
First Detection of Thorium in an Extragalactic Star
Astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Osaka Kyoiku University in Osaka, Japan, have detected the element thor...
Science May 27, 2007
Dynamic Corona Seen by Hinode/XRT
All the data obtained with Hinode have become open to public on 27th May, 2007. Tremendous data have been obtained with three telescopes on...
Science May 20, 2007
The Thickness and Formation Age of Surface Layer on Comet 9P/Tempel 1 Next
Cometary nuclei are believed to contain important information on the condition of the solar nebula, but there is little observational data ...
Science April 25, 2007
More Fragments Discovered in Comet Schwassman-Wachmann 3 Nucleus
Precise analysis of a high-resolution image of Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 (SW3) taken in May 2006 by the Subaru Telescope, reveals tha...