Topics March 14, 2019
NAOJ Director General Saku Tsuneta Wins Japan Academy Prize
Dr. Saku Tsuneta, Director General of NAOJ, has won the Japan Academy Prize.
Science March 14, 2019
ALMA Observes the Formation Sites of Solar-System-like Planets
Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our Sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit of Neptune in our Solar System, suggest that we are witnessing the formation of a planetary system similar to our own.
Science March 14, 2019
Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe
A team of astronomers has discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the early Universe. This increases the number of black holes known at that epoch considerably, and reveals, for the first time, how common SMBHs were early in the Universe’s history.
Science March 12, 2019
Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration Enables Investigation of the Origin of Heavy Elements
A team of experts in nuclear fusion and astronomy has computed high-accuracy atomic data for analyzing light from a kilonova, a birth place of heavy elements.
Science February 28, 2019
Hiding Black Hole Found
Astronomers have detected a stealthy black hole from its effects on an interstellar gas cloud.
Science February 26, 2019
Two-Gun Baby Star Solves Stellar Mystery
Astronomers have discovered two streams of gas shooting out from a baby star that originated at different times and areas.
Science February 5, 2019
Retreating Snow Line Reveals Organic Molecules around Young Star
Astronomers using ALMA have detected various complex organic molecules around the young star V883 Ori.
Science January 29, 2019
Missing-Link in Planet Evolution Found
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the Solar System. Kilometer sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 years.
Topics January 15, 2019
Connecting the Dots: FOXSI-3 Data Points add up to Unprecedented Image of Solar Corona
Scientists have begun analyzing data about the solar corona captured by the FOXSI-3 sounding rocket experiment.
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Topics January 8, 2019
Construction of TMT and Beyond: A new-year’s message from the Director General, NAOJ
A new-year’s message from the Director General of NAOJ, Dr. Saku Tsuneta