Science August 8, 2019
ALMA Identified Dark Ancestors of Massive Elliptical Galaxies―Unexpected Hidden Galaxies Question Theories of Universe Evolution
Researchers using ALMA identified 39 faint galaxies that are not seen with the Hubble Space Telescope’s deepest view of the Universe 10 billion light-years away.
Science August 6, 2019
New Voyage to the Universe from DESHIMA - Japanese-Dutch Joint Development of Innovative Radio Receivers
Researchers in Japan and the Netherlands jointly developed an originative radio receiver DESHIMA and successfully obtained the first spectra and images with it.
Science July 24, 2019
Production Sites of Stars are Rare
Astronomers using the Nobeyama Radio Obeservatory 45-m telescope found that high-density gas, the material for stars, accounts for only 3% of the total mass of gas distributed in the Milky Way.
Science July 8, 2019
Massive Stars Grow Same Way as Light Stars, Just Bigger
Astronomers obtained the first detailed face-on view of a gaseous disk feeding the growth of a massive baby star. They found that it shares many common features with lighter baby stars.
Science June 26, 2019
ALMA Pinpoints the Formation Site of Planet around Nearest Young Star
Researchers using ALMA found a small dust concentration in the disk around TW Hydrae, the nearest young star. It is highly possible that a planet is growing or about to be formed in this concentration.
Science June 18, 2019
ALMA Finds Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies
Researchers using ALMA observed signals of oxygen, carbon, and dust from a galaxy in the early Universe 13 billion years ago.
Science May 30, 2019
Subaru Telescope Captures 1800 Exploding Stars
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope identified about 1800 new supernovae in the distant Universe, including 58 Type Ia supernovae over 8 billion light-years away.
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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.
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.