Science December 24, 2004
Jupiter's Moon Had A Far-Flung Past
The first ground based infrared spectrum of Jupiter's moon Amalthea reveals that it must have formed far from its current location. This new...
Science December 17, 2004
The Soot Enshrouded End of a Sun-like Star
The Coronagraphic Imager with Adaptive Optics (CIAO) on the Subaru telescope captured this near-infrared (wavelengths of 1.25 - 2.2 microns)...
Science October 19, 2004
Belts of Planetesimals Discovered around Beta Pictoris
A team of researchers from Ibaraki University, ISAS, University of Tokyo, and National Astronomical Observatory of Japan has succeeded in r...
Science August 5, 2004
Dwarf Irregular Galaxies: Not So Pristine After All
Astronomers have shown for the first time that even the smallest galaxies in the Universe have complex structures that indicate a complex hi...
Science June 1, 2004
Welcome to a Menagerie of a Million Galaxies
Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Survey Team Releases Data to the Public At a press conference held on 3 PM (JST), June 1, 2004, in Tokyo Japan, the...
Science April 19, 2004
Spiral Dance in a Planetary Nursery
New high resolution near-infrared direct imaging of the protoplanetary disk surrounding the star AB Aurigae shows that this planetary nurse...
Science April 5, 2004
Discovery of Water Icy Grains in Comet LINEAR Approaching Earth
Near infrared spectroscopic observation of Comet LINEAR (C/2002T7), which will approach the Earth in May 2004 and it is expected to be very...
Science February 24, 2004
A Treasure Chest of Stars -- Dwarf Irregular Galaxy Sextans A
Young blue stars and older yellow and red stars shine against a dark sky like jewels in a treasure chest in this image of Sextans A from Su...