Science February 18, 2009
Water ice in the young planetary system - future ocean of the planets?
What is the origin of the ocean on the Earth where the life began? Researchers think that the Earth was formed by the aggregation of a huge...
Science February 13, 2009
Kaguya Mission Reveals a New Global View of the Moon
Scientific teams of the Japanese KAGUYA (SELENE) mission present a new global view of the Moon. One of the team reports lunar global shape ...
Science February 10, 2009
Strong UV Radiation Detected in the Most Distant Galaxies
A team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Osaka Sangyo University, Tohoku University, and Laboratoire d'As...
Science January 30, 2009
Subaru Head Count of Low-mass Stars in W3 Main
The number of stars in the Universe is staggering. Because there are billions of stars in each galaxy and there are billions of galaxies, t...
Science January 16, 2009
Dust Formation in a Metal-Poor Star
Astronomers detected dust around a carbon star in a nearby galaxy with a low abundance of heavy elements, only 5 percent of the solar abund...
Science December 4, 2008
Super Explosion in 16th Century Caught by Subaru in 21st Century
When a person looks up into the nighttime sky, they see stars, planets, and galaxies across a sea of darkness. The movements of planets and...
Science November 20, 2008
Suprime-Cam upgraded with ultra-sensitive CCDs
Suprime-Cam is the 80 million pixel digital camera positioned at Subaru's prime focus collecting high quality pictures over a 30 arc minute...
Science October 31, 2008
Subaru Tackles Galaxy Evolution in Distant Universe
As scientists study the interconnectedness of environmental systems on Earth, astronomers are looking at environmental forces in the Univer...
Science August 1, 2008
Formation of the First Stars in the Universe
A computer simulation offers a detailed picture of how the first stars in the universe came into existence soon after the Big Bang. Researc...
Science May 30, 2008
Decoding Light to Uncover the Mystery of Cassiopeia A's Birth
Cassiopeia A (Cas A), a supernova remnant located 11,000 light years away, is the second youngest known remnant in the Milky Way Galaxy. Al...