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...
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...