astronomy

Searching For Ultralight Bosons With Gravitational Waves

Scientists have proposed a way to use gravitational waves to detect the existence and properties of ultralight bosons.

Subaru Telescope Reveals 83 Supermassive Black Holes

The most distant of the 83 supermassive black holes is 13.05 billion light years away, and the average spacing between black holes is one billion light years, say researchers in Japan.

5 Ways Supercomputers Help Advance Science

Supercomputers are helping scientists simulate scientific processes, make predictions and create data-based solutions, tackling the biggest scientific questions one calculation at a time.

Getting A Glimpse Of The Far Side Of The Moon

China has launched the Chang’e-4 lunar probe which will go where no other lunar mission has gone before—the far side of the moon.

Astronomers Discover New Planet Orbiting Nearby Star

The candidate planet, named Barnard’s star b, is a super-Earth with a minimum of 3.2 Earth masses, according to scientists from Spain and Hong Kong.

44 New Planets Identified Beyond Our Solar System

Researchers in Japan, the US and Europe have confirmed the existence of 44 exoplanets and shed light on their sizes, temperatures and orbits.

NAOJ Founding Director General Yoshihide Kozai Passes Away At Age 89

Dr. Yoshihide Kozai was well known for his work on the precise forecasting of orbital motions of natural or artificial satellites around the Earth.

Chinese Satellite Probes The Secrets Of Space

Using the Dark Matter Particle Explorer, Chinese researchers have made a precise measurement of cosmic ray electron flux.

Dusting Off The Mysteries Surrounding Dying Stars

The imbalance between aluminum oxide and silicate in the dust surrounding dying stars has been explained by scientists in Japan.