Science August 26, 2011
Three classical Cepheids and their impact on the star formation history in the Galactic Nuclear Bulge
Figure1. The finding charts of the classical Cepheids discovered in the Nuclear Bulge. The region within a few hundred light years of the ...
Science July 7, 2011
Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics Sharpens Subaru Telescope's Eyesight and Opens a New Vision of the Distant Universe
Figure1. Laser beam shot from the Subaru Telescope to generate an artificial guide star at a height of 90 km in the upper atmosphere. (Phot...
Science May 18, 2011
First Japanese 7-m antenna was handed over to JAO
The first 7-m antenna passed the acceptance review and was handed over to the Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) on May 2, 2011. The antenna is...
Science April 1, 2011
ALMA Invites Proposals for Early Science Observations
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the most ambitious radio astronomy observatory ever built, is announcing the fir...
Science March 25, 2011
AKARI reveals Red Giants' dusty veils
Fig.1: A false-color far-IR image of U Hydrae at 90 micron taken with AKARI's Far-Infrared Surveyor (FIS), showing a shell of cold Fig.2: A...
Science March 8, 2011
New Images of Starburst Galaxy M 82 Reveal Multiple Sources of Its Superwind
Subaru high resolution image of the interior of M 82. The Subaru Telescope, fitted with its instrument COMICS (Cooled Mid-Infrared Camera a...
Science February 25, 2011
Triggered Star Formation in the Orion Molecular Cloud
(Left) Infrared image of Orion molecular cloud. (c)2MASS (Right) Radio image of Orion molecular cloud. (c) NAOJ An international team le...
Science February 18, 2011
Direct Images of Disks Unravel Mystery of Planet Formation
The fruits of the SEEDS (Strategic Explorations of Exoplanets and Disks with Subaru) Project, led by Motohide Tamura at NAOJ (National Astr...