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Found 15 articles associated to the institution National Astronomial Observatory of Japan.
 
Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole
11-April-2019

Japanese researchers contribute to paradigm-shifting observations of the gargantuan black hole at the heart of distant galaxy Messier 87.

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Spiraling giants: witnessing the birth of a massive binary star system
28-March-2019

Astronomers have found a molecular cloud that is collapsing to form two massive protostars that will eventually become a binary star system. This observations show that binary stars form together.

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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Star Formation and the Rich Dust from Ancient Stars
20-March-2019

Researchers have detected a radio signal from abundant interstellar dust in MACS0416_Y1, a galaxy 13.2 billion light-years away in the constellation Eridanus. Standard models can’t explain this much dust in a galaxy this young, forcing us to rethink the history of star formation.

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ALMA Observes the Formation Sites of Solar-System-like Planets
13-March-2019

Researchers spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our Sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit of Neptune in our Solar System, suggest that we are witnessing the formation of a planetary system similar to ours.

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Astronomers Discover 83 Supermassive Black Holes in the Early Universe
13-March-2019

A team of astronomers has discovered 83 quasars powered by supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the early Universe. This increases the number of black holes known at that epoch considerably, and reveals, for the first time, how common SMBHs were early in the Universe's history.

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