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.
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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.
Science March 28, 2019
Congratulations it’s Twins! Binary Stars Born Together
Astronomers have found a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system. This observations show that binary stars form together.
Science March 20, 2019
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Star Formation and the Rich Dust from Ancient Stars
Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.