Science July 13, 2018
Subaru Telescope Helps Pinpoint Origin of Ultra-High Energy Neutrino
For the first time, the source object which produced an ultra-high energy neutrino has been identified.
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Topics July 2, 2018
New IR Instrument Searches for Habitable Planets
A new instrument to search for potentially habitable/inhabited planets has started operation at the Subaru Telescope.
Science June 29, 2018
New Mystery Discovered Regarding Active Asteroid Phaethon
Based on a new study of how near-Earth asteroid Phaethon reflects light at different angles, astronomers think that its surface may reflect less light than previously thought.
Topics June 15, 2018
Full NAOJ Mitaka Campus Audio Guide Now Available
The Public Relations Center of NAOJ prepared an audio guide in English and Japanese for each open facility and placed a two-dimensional barcode onsite linking to the audio guide website.
Topics June 12, 2018
NAOJ News June 2018 Issue
The June 2018 issue of NAOJ News has been released.
Science June 6, 2018
Magnetic Field Saves Pillars of Creation from Destruction
New 850 micrometer observations, taken as part of the BISTRO (B-Fields in Star-forming Region Observations) Survey using the POL-2 polarimeter on the SCUBA-2 camera of the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) show that the internal magnetic fields run along the length of the pillar.
Topics June 1, 2018
Supercomputer Astronomy: The Next Generation
The supercomputer Cray XC50, nicknamed NS-05 “ATERUI II” started operation on June 1, 2018.
Science May 17, 2018
ALMA Finds Oxygen 13.28 Billion Light-Years Away - Most Distant Oxygen Indicates Mature Nature of a Young Galaxy
Astronomers detected a faint but definite signal of oxygen in a galaxy located 13.28 billion light-years away from us, through observations using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).
Topics April 27, 2018
Next generation of telescope equipment begins arriving in Hawai`i
An instrument that will help astronomers study dark matter and galaxies in detail has begun to be assembled at NAOJ’s Subaru Telescope in Hawai`i.
Topics April 26, 2018
Dr. Ishikawa and Dr. Hada Receive the MEXT Commendation for Science and Technology for Young Scientists
Dr. Ryoko Ishikawa (Assistant Professor in the NAOJ Solar Science Observatory) and Dr. Kazuhiro Hada (Assistant Professor at Mizusawa VLBI Observatory) each received the Young Scientists’ Prize, in the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).