Science June 18, 2019
ALMA Finds Earliest Example of Merging Galaxies
Researchers using ALMA observed signals of oxygen, carbon, and dust from a galaxy in the early Universe 13 billion years ago.
Science May 30, 2019
Subaru Telescope Captures 1800 Exploding Stars
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope identified about 1800 new supernovae in the distant Universe, including 58 Type Ia supernovae over 8 billion light-years away.
Science May 16, 2019
ALMA Discovers Aluminum around Young Star
Researchers using ALMA data discovered an aluminum-bearing molecule for the first time around a young star.
Science April 30, 2019
Star with Strange Chemistry is from Out of Town
stronomers have discovered a star in the Milky Way Galaxy with a chemical composition unlike any other star in our Galaxy.
Science April 10, 2019
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole — Japanese researchers contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.
Science April 3, 2019
Simulations Find Mechanism of Brightest Flashes in Universe
Scientists have used simulations to show that the photons emitted by long gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful electromagnetic phenomena in the Universe, originate at the visible surface of high-speed jets emitted by exploding stars.
Science April 2, 2019
WIMPs Beat MACHOs for Control of the Universe
An international team of researchers used observations with the Subaru Telescope to rule out MACHOs as a major component of dark matter.
Science March 28, 2019
Congratulations it’s Twins! Binary Stars Born Together
Astronomers have found a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system. This observations show that binary stars form together.
Science March 20, 2019
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Star Formation and the Rich Dust from Ancient Stars
Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus.
Science March 14, 2019
ALMA Observes the Formation Sites of Solar-System-like Planets
Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our Sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit of Neptune in our Solar System, suggest that we are witnessing the formation of a planetary system similar to our own.