Science June 18, 2019
ALMA Finds Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies
Researchers using ALMA observed signals of oxygen, carbon, and dust from a galaxy in the early Universe 13 billion years ago.
Science May 30, 2019
Subaru Telescope Captures 1800 Exploding Stars
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope identified about 1800 new supernovae in the distant Universe, including 58 Type Ia supernovae over 8 billion light-years away.
Science May 16, 2019
ALMA Discovers Aluminum around Young Star
Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star.
Science April 30, 2019
Star with Strange Chemistry is from Out of Town
stronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way Galaxy with a chemical composition unlike any other star in our Galaxy.
Topics April 23, 2019
CLASP2 Rocket Experiment Launched
The CLASP2 sounding rocket experiment launched from the White Sands in the USA and observed the Sun for 6 minutes.
Events April 22, 2019
Publicizing NAOJ Overseas with “IZAKAYA: Japanese Science Pub”
NAOJ ran a joint booth with eight research institutes and universities at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) from February 14 to 17 in Washington D.C., U.S.A.
Topics April 18, 2019
Yoshida and Other Researchers Receive the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology
Prizes for Science and Technology (Research Category) in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) were awarded to researchers who have achieved outstanding results in observation research using the Subaru Telescope.
Science April 10, 2019
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole — Japanese researchers contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.
Science April 3, 2019
Simulations Find Mechanism of Brightest Flashes in Universe
Scientists have used simulations to show that the photons emitted by long gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful electromagnetic phenomena in the Universe, originate at the visible surface of high-speed jets emitted by exploding stars.
Science April 2, 2019
WIMPs Beat MACHOs for Control of the Universe
An international team of researchers used observations with the Subaru Telescope to rule out MACHOs as a major component of dark matter.