Science January 1, 2019
Early Protostar Already has a Warped Disk
Using observations from the ALMA radio observatory in Chile, researchers have observed, for the first time, a warped disk around an infant protostar that formed just several tens of thousands of years ago.
Topics December 19, 2018
NAOJ ATC Researcher Recognized by IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Japan Chapter
Takafumi Kojima, a researcher at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Advanced Technology Center (NAOJ ATC) won the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Japan Young Engineer Award at the Microwave Workshops & Exhibition (MWE2018).
Science December 18, 2018
Mystery of coronae around supermassive black holes deepens
Researchers have used observations from the ALMA radio observatory located in northern Chile and managed by an international consortium including the NAOJ to measure, for the first time, the strength of magnetic fields near two supermassive black holes at the centers of an important type of active galaxies.
Topics December 17, 2018
MuSCAT2 to find Earth-like Planets in the TESS Era
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory, Canaries, Spain.
Science December 3, 2018
Combination of Space-based and Ground-based Telescopes Reveals more than 100 Exoplanets
An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets in only three months.
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Science November 30, 2018
Black Hole ‘Donuts’ are Actually ‘Fountains’
Based on computer simulations and new observations from ALMA, researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes.
Science November 22, 2018
ALMA’s Highest Frequency Receiver produces its First Scientific Result on Massive Star Formation
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has tuned in another new channel for signals from space.
Science October 12, 2018
Little Supernova is Big Discovery: the Origin of Binary Neutron Stars
An international research team discovered the first recorded “ultra-stripped supernova,” a rare, faint type of supernova that is believed to play a role in the formation of binary neutron star systems.
Topics October 4, 2018
Subaru Telescope Discovers Farthest Object in Solar System
Scientists using the Subaru Telescope announced the discovery of a new small object in the outer Solar System.
Science October 1, 2018
Cosmological Constraints from the First-Year of the Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey
Using the powerful Japanese Subaru Telescope, the Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) survey collaboration team has made and analyzed the deepest wide-field map of the three-dimensional distribution of matter in the Universe.