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.
Science February 5, 2020
Artificial Intelligence tool developed to predict the structure of the Universe
A team of researchers used the world’s fastest astrophysical simulation supercomputers ATERUI and ATERUI II to develop the Dark Emulator.
Topics January 31, 2020
A new-year’s message from the Director General, NAOJ
A new-year’s message from the Director General of NAOJ, Dr. Saku Tsuneta
Science January 17, 2020
Here and Gone: Outbound Comets are Likely of Alien Origin
Astronomers at the NAOJ have analyzed the paths of two objects heading out of the Solar System forever and determined that they also most likely originated from outside of the Solar System.
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Science January 15, 2020
Active Asteroid Unveils Fireball Identity
At around 1 a.m. local standard time on April 29, 2017, a fireball flew over Kyoto, Japan.
Topics January 14, 2020
New Comet Discovered by Japanese Amateur Astronomer
A Japanese amateur astronomer has discovered a new comet.
Science January 9, 2020
Stellar Heavy Metals can Trace History of Galaxies
Astronomers have cataloged signs of 9 heavy metals in the infrared light from supergiant and giant stars.
Events December 25, 2019
First IAU Symposium on Inclusion and Diversity held in Mitaka Campus
From Tuesday, November 12 to Friday, November 15, 2019, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Symposium 358 on “Astronomy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion - a roadmap to action within the framework of the IAU centennial anniversary” was held in NAOJ Mitaka Campus.
Science December 23, 2019
Massive Gas Disk Raises Questions about Planet Formation Theory
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) found a young star surrounded by an astonishing mass of gas.
Science December 19, 2019
The ‘cores’ of massive galaxies had already formed 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang
A distant galaxy more massive than our Milky Way—with more than a trillion stars—has revealed that the ‘cores’ of massive galaxies in the Universe had formed already 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, about 1 billion years earlier than previous measurements revealed.