Science December 12, 2009
First Direct Imaging of a Young Binary System
A team of astronomers from The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and other universi...
Science December 4, 2009
Discovery of an Exoplanet Candidate Orbiting a Sun-Like Star
The first observations with the world's newest planet-hunter instrument on the Subaru Telescope, HiCIAO (High Contrast Instrument for the S...
Science November 19, 2009
Infrared Image of Circumstellar Disk Illuminates Massive Star Formation Process
A team of astronomers from Ibaraki University, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Kanagawa University, University of Tokyo, Academica Sini...
Science November 17, 2009
Maps Unveil the Source of Starburst Galaxy's Winds
A research group at Kyoto University has discovered that shocks are the primary energy sources that excite the galactic wind region of star...
Science November 12, 2009
Discovery of a Retrograde or Highly Tilted Extrasolar Planet
Two teams of astronomers have found that extrasolar planet HAT-P-7b, discovered in 2008, has a retrograde or highly tilted orbit. On UT May...
Science November 11, 2009
"Dropouts" pinpoint earliest galaxies
Pasadena, CA―Astronomers, conducting the broadest survey to date of galaxies from about 800 million years after the Big Bang, have found 22...
Science September 23, 2009
Japanese ALMA antenna became the first to arrive at the ALMA 5000 m site
apanese ALMA antenna became the first to arrive at the ALMA 5000 m site. The ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) astronomic...
Science September 21, 2009
Star Formation Activities at the Outskirts of Spiral Galaxy NGC 6946
This beautiful image of spiral galaxy NGC 6946 was obtained by the Subaru Observation Experience Program Team, a group of 10 young, qualifi...
Science July 3, 2009
A Fireworks Display in the Helix Nebula
The Helix Nebula, NGC 7293, is not only one of the most interesting and beautiful planetary nebulae; it is also one of the closest nebulae ...
Science June 16, 2009
The Most Sentitive Tera-Hertz Reciever
A research-and-development team of ALMA Band 10 lead by Yoshinori Uzawa succeeded to develope the most sensitive and the lowest-noise recie...