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...
Science April 9, 2008
KAGUYA creates topographical map of the Moon
Using the Laser Altimeter (LALT) aboard the Lunar Explorer KAGUYA, research team acquired data covering the entire Moon's surface and produ...
Science March 18, 2008
Result of the Initial Testing of the Japanese ACA 12-m Antenna to be Delivered to ALMA
A gigantic radio telescope ALMA (Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) is under construction in Chile through collaboration among J...
Science February 9, 2008
A Lightweight Disk Around a Lightweight Star May Harbor Earth-like Planet
A team of Japanese astronomers resolved a circumstellar disk around the young lightweight star FN Tau. The diminutive star is located in a ...
Science December 19, 2007
Subaru Reveals "Frame Structures" of Galaxies at 11 billion Years Ago
A team of Japanese astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Tokyo University, and Kyoto University in Japan obtained...
Science December 7, 2007
Hinode Featured in Science
Hinode (SOLAR-B) has brought us a new perspective of solar physics since its launch on September 22, 2006. Sience magazine, one of the leadi...