Science August 29, 2012
Result from ALMA: Building blocks of life found around young star
A team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has spotted sugar molecules in the gas surrounding a you...
Science August 3, 2012
Subaru Telescope Reveals 3D Structure of Supernovae
A research group used the Subaru Telescope to conduct observations that revealed a clumpy 3D structure of supernovae. This finding supports ...
Science July 20, 2012
‘Seeds’ of Massive Black Holes Found at the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy
Overview A research team at Keio University, led by Associate Professor Tomoharu Oka, has discovered intermediate-mass black hole (IMBH) can...
Science June 25, 2012
Multiple Mergers Generate Ultraluminous Infrared Galaxy
A team of astronomers has concluded that the ultraluminous infrared galaxy (ULIRG) Arp 220 developed from a multiple merger among four or mo...
Science June 21, 2012
ALMA Reveals Constituent of a Galaxy at 12.4 Billion Light-Years Away
An international research team, led by Associate Professor Tohru Nagao from Kyoto University, and including researchers from Japan and Europ...
Science June 14, 2012
How the Universe Escaped its “Dark Ages”
An international team of astronomers has uncovered an important clue about how the Universe emerged from its “dark ages” some 13 billion yea...
Science June 5, 2012
Nobeyama Radioheliograph Reveals Global Activity of the Sun
Outline A research team consisting mainly of researchers from NASA and the Nobeyama Solar Radio Observatory have tracked the global activity...
Science June 4, 2012
Discovery of the Most Distant Galaxy in the Cosmic Dawn
A team of astronomers has used the Subaru and Keck Telescopes to discover the most distant galaxy ever found, SXDF-NB1006-2, at a distance o...
Science May 1, 2012
Subaru-Led Team Discovers a Rare Stellar Disk of Quartz Dust
A research team of Japanese astronomers led by Dr. Hideaki Fujiwara (Subaru Telescope) has discovered a main-sequence star that is surrounde...
Science April 25, 2012
Polar Field Reversal as Observed with Hinode
An international research team consisting mainly of researchers from NAOJ and RIKEN are regularly conducting magnetic field observation in t...