Science November 29, 2007
Leo II: An Old Dwarf Galaxy With Juvenescent Heart
An team of 15 astronomers observed the spheroidal dwarf galaxy Leo II and found that the galaxy is more extended than previously thought and...
Science September 10, 2007
Subaru Astronomers Measure Meteoroid Tunnels in Earth's Atmosphere
When meteoroids flash through the Earth's atmosphere, they bore tunnels through the air, leaving behind narrow meteor tracks that are heated...
Science August 23, 2007
Subaru Measures the Spin-Orbit Alignment in a Faint Transiting Extrasolar Planetary System
A Japanese/US collaboration led by a researcher from the University of Tokyo observed the transiting extrasolar planetary system TrES-1 and ...
Science July 11, 2007
Record-breaking astrometric precision achieved with VERA
VERA (VLBI Exploration of Radio Astrometry) has demonstrated its high capability of precise astrometry by breaking the world record of the l...
Science June 26, 2007
First Detection of Thorium in an Extragalactic Star
Astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and Osaka Kyoiku University in Osaka, Japan, have detected the element thor...
Science May 27, 2007
Dynamic Corona Seen by Hinode/XRT
All the data obtained with Hinode have become open to public on 27th May, 2007. Tremendous data have been obtained with three telescopes on...
Science May 20, 2007
The Thickness and Formation Age of Surface Layer on Comet 9P/Tempel 1 Next
Cometary nuclei are believed to contain important information on the condition of the solar nebula, but there is little observational data ...
Science April 25, 2007
More Fragments Discovered in Comet Schwassman-Wachmann 3 Nucleus
Precise analysis of a high-resolution image of Comet 73P/Schwassman-Wachmann 3 (SW3) taken in May 2006 by the Subaru Telescope, reveals tha...
Science March 22, 2007
Massive Flare Captured by "Hinode" (Solar-B)
Hinode (Solar-B) successfully captured a massive flare occurred in active region NOAA 10930 on 13 December 2006. It was one of the largest ...
Science March 22, 2007
Organic Molecule (Methyl Formate) in the First Torsionally Excited State Identified!!
Researchers from the University of Toyama and Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ have assigned 7 unidentified lines in Orion KL from previous...