Science October 4, 2019
Massive Filaments Fuel the Growth of Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes
An international group of scientists has used observations from the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) and the Subaru Telescope to make detailed observations of the filaments of gas connecting galaxies in a large proto-cluster in the early Universe.
Science September 27, 2019
Oldest Galaxy Protocluster forms “Queen’s Court”
Using the Subaru, Keck, and Gemini Telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered a collection of 12 galaxies which existed about 13.0 billion years ago.
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.