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Found 4 articles associated to the institution National Astronomial Observatory of Japan.
 
Combination of Space-based and Ground-based Telescopes Reveals more than 100 Exoplanets
3-December-2018

An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (here after, exoplanets) in only three months. These planets are quite diverse and expected to play a large role in developing the research field of exoplanets and life in the Universe.

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Black Hole ‘Donuts’ are Actually ‘Fountains’
30-November-2018

Based on computer simulations and new observations from ALMA, researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from the center interacts with infalling gas to create a dynamic circulation pattern, similar to a water fountain in a city park.

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ALMA’s Highest Frequency Receiver produces its First Scientific Result on Massive Star Formation
22-November-2018

ALMA has tuned in another new channel for signals from space. Using its highest frequency receivers yet, researchers obtained 695 radio signatures for various molecules in the direction of a massive star forming region. These first results from the ALMA Band 10 receivers developed in Japan ensure a promising future for high frequency observations.

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Little Supernova is Big Discovery: the Origin of Binary Neutron Stars
12-October-2018

An international research team discovered the first recorded "ultra-stripped supernova," a rare, faint supernova that is believed to play a role in the formation of binary neutron star systems. These will advance our understanding of a variety of topics ranging from gravitational waves to the origin of precious metals like gold and platinum.

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