Science December 26, 2012
Spiral Structure of Disk May Reveal Planets
An international team of astronomers has used HiCIAO mounted on the Subaru Telescope to capture detailed images of the disk around the young...
Science November 28, 2012
Dust Grains Highlight the Path to Planet Formation
An international team of researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Japanese universities of Kobe, Hyogo...
Science November 20, 2012
Direct Imaging of a Super-Jupiter Around a Massive Star
An international team of astronomers, led by Joseph Carson (College of Charleston and Max Planck Institute for Astronomy), has discovered a ...
Science November 12, 2012
Discovery of a Giant Gap in the Disk of a Sun-like Star
A large international team of astronomers led by Jun Hashimoto (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan) and Ruobing Dong (Princeton Univ...
Science October 25, 2012
ALMA discovers the new tool to explore baby stars: a new water maser emission in the Orion Nebula
A research team lead by Assistant Professor Tomoya Hirota (NAOJ) successfully detected maser emission from a water molecule in a high energy...
Science October 17, 2012
Surprising Spiral Structure Spotted by ALMA -- New observations reveal the secrets of a dying star
Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have discovered a totally unexpected spiral structure in the mater...
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Science October 3, 2012
Mass of Dark Matter Revealed by Precise Measurements of the Galaxy
Research Overview A research team, led by Associate Professor Mareki Honma from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has s...
Science October 1, 2012
Discovery of an Ancient Celestial City Undergoing Rapid Growth: A Young Protocluster of Active Star-Forming Galaxies
A team of astronomers has discovered an ancient protocluster of galaxies in the midst of a vigorous process of formation. It is the densest...
Science September 28, 2012
Radio Interferometer Measure the Edge of a Black Hole
International research team including Mareki HONMA and Tomoaki OYAMA (NAOJ) has for the first time succeeded the measurement of the edge of ...
Science September 4, 2012
Discovery of the “Pigtail” Molecular Cloud
A research team of the Department of Physics, Keio University, has discovered a molecular cloud with a peculiar helical structure by observa...