Science March 27, 2020
ALMA Resolves Gas Impacted by Young Jets from Supermassive Black Hole
Astronomers obtained the first resolved image of disturbed gaseous clouds in a galaxy 11 billion light-years away by using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
Topics March 25, 2020
Dr. Mitsuru Soma Wins Homer F. DaBoll Award
Dr. Mitsuru Soma, an assistant professor in the Division of Science at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) has won the 2019 Homer F. DaBoll Award presented by the International Occultation Timing Association (IOTA).
Science March 23, 2020
Star Formation Project Maps Nearby Interstellar Clouds
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation.
Topics March 13, 2020
NAOJ Statement on the Potential Impairment of Astronomical Observations by Satellite Mega-Constellations
We believe that our primary mission is to work side-by-side with the IAU and other astronomical observatories around the world, in asking for the cooperation of satellite-related businesses to seek possible solutions.
Science March 9, 2020
Safety Zone Saves Giant Moons from Fatal Plunge
Numerical simulations showed that the temperature gradient in the disk of gas around a young gas giant planet could play a critical role in the development of a satellite system dominated by a single large moon, similar to Titan around Saturn.
Science March 5, 2020
ALMA Spots Metamorphosing Aged Star
An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) captured the very moment when an old star first starts to alter its environment.
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Topics February 19, 2020
GALAXY CRUISE—Your Galactic Journey as a Citizen Scientist
GALAXY CRUISE is the first citizen science project conducted by NAOJ. Why don’t you embark on a journey to explore galaxies with astronomers?
Science February 14, 2020
Galactic Cosmic Rays Affect Titan’s Atmosphere
Planetary scientists using ALMA revealed the secrets of the atmosphere of Titan.
Topics February 7, 2020
Japanese Amateur Astronomers Discover New Nova in Sagittarius
A new 11th-magnitude nova has been discovered.
Topics February 6, 2020
Dr. Masami Ouchi named as a Highly Cited Researcher 2019
Dr. Masami Ouchi, a professor at the NAOJ, Division of Science, has been named as a Highly Cited Researcher 2019 by Clarivate Analytics.