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On the direct detection of the gravitational waves by LIGO

February 12, 2016 |Topics

The research team announced that the LIGO Scientific Collaboration has detected gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes.

Multilingual Universe from “Mitaka”

February 9, 2016 |Topics

The door to the digital Universe has been flung open!

New Year Greetings from Director General

January 4, 2016 |Topics

New Year Greetings from Director General of NAOJ.

Final Results of NameExoWorlds Public Vote Released

December 18, 2015 |Topics

Final results of NameExoWorlds released.

KAGRA’s Initial Operation To Begin Soon

November 16, 2015 |Topics

The next-generation Telescope, KAGRA, aim to perform the world’s first detection of gravitational waves, will commence operation.

CLASP was successfully launched

September 4, 2015 |Topics

CLASP was successfully launched to space from White Sands in the U.S.A. and all data were stored in the instrument during the flight.

Opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS” a Special Website for Videos

April 23, 2015 |Topics

We are pleased to announce the opening of “1 min. NAOJ TOPICS,” a special website collecting easy to understand 1 minute videos introducing some of the research activities being conducted at NAOJ.