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.

Staring At The Aftermath Of A Neutron Star Merger

Observations from Japan-operated space observatories located around the world confirmed that the August 2017 gravitational wave signal arose from a kilonova, which happens when neutron stars merge.

Ancient Red Aurora Sheds Light On Magnetic Storms

Using historic accounts of a rare red aurora over Kyoto in 1770, scientists in Japan have gained insight into the intensity and frequency of magnetic storms.

10 Scientists Awarded The 2017 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize

Ten scientists under the age of 45 were honored for their significant contributions to science and technology with the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize.

Supermassive Black Hole Found 400 Million Light-years Away

Astrophysicists from India and the US have confirmed the existence of the closest ever binary supermassive black hole system.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Wang Yifang

Professor Wang Yifang shares about his fascination with neutrinos and elaborates on China’s ambition to become a major international center for particle physics research.

Space Probe Spots Venus’ Equatorial Winds

A Japanese satellite has collected data on high-velocity winds at Venus’ equator that could help clarify theories about superrotation.

Could The Cosmos Be A Collider?

The cosmos and elementary particles—the largest and smallest objects studied by physicists—are intricately linked.

Mimicking The Swirling Of Plasma Across The Cosmos

High-intensity lasers have helped researchers recreate turbulent flows of plasma seen at a planetary scale in the lab.