Science April 13, 2012
ALMA Reveals Workings of Nearby Planetary System
A new observatory still under construction has given astronomers a major breakthrough in understanding a nearby planetary system that can pr...
Science March 29, 2012
Mapping Galaxy Formation in Dual Mode
A team of astronomers led by David Sobral (Leiden Observatory and Royal Observatory of Edinburgh) has explored the synergies between the Sub...
Science March 21, 2012
Surprising Discovery of a Rare “Emerald-Cut” Galaxy
An international team of astronomers has discovered a rare, rectangular-shaped galaxy that has a striking resemblance to an emerald-cut dia...
Science March 19, 2012
Discovery of Japan’s Oldest Photographic Plates of a Starfield
A team lead by Jun-ichi Watanabe and the Public Outreach and Archive Office has been inspecting as many as 20,000 old photographic plates, w...
Science February 9, 2012
Subaru Telescope Captures Images of the “Stealth Merger” of Dwarf Galaxies
Suprime-Cam captured this image of the nearby dwarf galaxy NGC 4449 (lower left) and its companion (upper right), a dwarf galaxy that has b...
Science January 20, 2012
Precise Measurement of Dark Matter Distribution with Strong and Weak Gravitational Lensing
An international research group led by Masamune Oguri, an assistant professor at IPMU, has made a precise measurement of dark matter distri...
Science January 4, 2012
Subaru's Sharp Eye Confirms Signs of Unseen Planets in the Dust Ring of HR 4796A
Near-infrared (1.6 micron) image of the debris ring around the star HR 4796 A. An astronomical unit (AU) is a unit of length that correspon...