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Subaru Telescope Snaps Pictures Of Nearly 2,000 Supernovae

Scientists in Japan have identified about 1,800 new supernovae using the Subaru Telescope equipped with an 870 megapixel digital camera.

Japan Scales Up Particle Physics Research

The Next-generation Neutrino Science Organization will oversee the Hyper-Kamiokande nucleon decay and neutrino experiment.

Understanding The Violent Collisions That Power Supernovae

Scientists have simulated the violent collisions between superluminous supernovae and its surrounding gas, which then emit extreme brightness.

The Universe’s Oldest Supernovae Burn Bright & Blue

The color of supernovae during a specific phase could help researchers detect the most distant and oldest supernovae in the Universe.

Supermassive Black Hole Winds Turn Up The Heat, Stopping Star Formation

Stars form when gases cool and collapse, but supermassive black holes release winds that heat up the gases in their host galaxy, preventing this from happening.

3D Map Of 3,000 Distant Galaxies Prove Einstein Right

Einstein’s hundred year old theory of relativity still holds, according to a 3D map of 3,000 galaxies 13 billion light years from Earth.

Magnetars Could Explain Super Bright Supernovas

Neutron stars called magnetars could be the power behind super-luminous supernovae, which are 10 to 100 times brighter than normal supernovae.

Japanese Research Institutes Partner On Cosmology Project

The partnership between Japan's Kavli IPMU and the Institute of Statistical Mathematics will bring statistics, data analytics and modeling to the field of astronomy.

Galaxies Were More Efficient When The Universe Was Young

Thanks to powerful space telescopes, scientists have captured the carbon monoxide emissions of starbursts in the early universe.

Citizen Scientists Discover Potential Gravitational Lenses

Citizen scientists have helped to identify 29 new potential gravitational lenses, galaxies so huge that their gravitational force bends light.