National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Astronomers from Princeton and Japan unite to explore the universe, near and far

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Scientists from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) and Princeton University have agreed to collaborate over the next 10 years, using new instrumentation on NAOJ's Subaru Telescope in Hawai'i to peer into hidden corners of the nearby universe and ferret out secrets from its distant past. The targets include infant planets forming in the thick placenta cloud, the life cycles of galaxies, and the mysterious energy controlling the physics of this universe. The Collaboration Agreement was signed in August 2008 for the fruitful collaboration between the two organizations for long years to come, says the release from the Princeton University.