Science August 31, 2005
Circumstellar Disk Cradles Young Massive Star
An international group of astronomers has used the Coronagraphic Imager for Adaptive Optics (CIAO) on the Subaru telescope in Hawai'i to obt...
Science August 4, 2005
New Integral Field Spectrograph Reveals the Energetic Gas Outflow from the Supermassive Black Hole
The integral field spectra of the galaxy NGC 1052, obtained by researchers at Kyoto University and the National Astronomical Observatory of...
Science July 21, 2005
Subaru Obtains the Deepest Infrared Image of the Universe
Scientists at the University of Tokyo, University of Kyoto, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, and the University of Hawaii teamed ...
Science July 6, 2005
Solid State Laser for Subaru Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and the Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) have successfully develope...
Science June 30, 2005
A Massive-Core Hot Planet is Discovered
A collaboration of astronomers from Japan, USA, and Chile have discovered an unusual extra-solar planet whose properties favors a formation ...
Science May 26, 2005
Hypernova Reveals Hidden Identity As Gamma-Ray Burst
An international research team, led by astronomers from the University of Tokyo, Hiroshima University, and the National Astronomical Observa...
Science May 9, 2005
Twelve New Moons Discovered for Saturn
A detailed survey of the outer planets by David Jewitt, from the University of Hawaii, and colleagues have netted twelve new moons for Satu...
Science April 20, 2005
Silhouette Reveals Hidden Shape of Young Star's Envelope
Detailed new images of the starbirth nursery in the Omega Nebula (M17) have revealed a multi component structure in the envelope of dust an...
Science April 14, 2005
Rapid Flares in Normal Looking Galaxies Hint at the Ubiquity of Supermassive Black Holes
A search for transient phenomena in galaxies using the Subaru telescope by a research group led by Dr. Tomonori Totani at Kyoto University h...
Science April 14, 2005
Discovery of the Most Metal-deficient Star Ever Found: Studying Nucleosynthesis Signatures of the First Stars
An international team of astronomers reports the discovery of a star, HE1327-2326, which sets a new record for being the most heavy element...