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Andromeda Galaxy Image Processed By The HSC Data Analysis Software
2013-08-06 11:44:39

Today, researchers at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) released the first image of the Andromeda Galaxy (M31) processed with the data analysis software developed for the Subaru Telescope's Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC).

2013-06-04 12:38:48

In an important milestone for the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project, Japan, one of the project's five international partners, has indicated its strong national backing for the next-generation astronomical observatory.

thirty meter telescope
2013-04-15 04:57:32

A plan to build the world’s largest telescope moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Friday, as the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) approved a plan to build the record-breaking instrument at the summit of Mauna Kea volcano.

New Telescope Opens For Business In Chile's Atacama Desert
2011-10-03 09:36:24

Astronomers have opened up its doors to a new ground-base telescope that will help give scientists a peak at the places that have never been explored.

Cryogenic Catering Truck Comes To ALMA Observatory
2011-09-04 05:28:16

The ultimate in high altitude, high-tech catering has arrived in Chile to serve chilled "provisions" to the telescopes at the largest astronomical complex in the world, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

2009-12-03 13:20:00

An international team of scientists that includes an astronomer from Princeton University has made the first direct observation of a planet-like object orbiting a star similar to the sun.

2009-11-17 08:30:48

A team of astronomers and engineers at the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have made the first interferometric measurements of radio signals — so-called “fringes” — of an astronomical source from the observatory’s 5000-meter “high site” of Chajnantor.

2009-11-03 06:25:00

Astronomers have tracked down a gigantic, previously unknown assembly of galaxies located almost seven billion light-years away from us.

2009-02-07 11:20:00

ALMA is on its way to developing observational capabilities with resonance 10 times that of the current state of the art.

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Subaru Telescope
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Image Caption: The Subaru Telescope at the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii. Credit: Denys/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Subaru Telescope is a 26.9-foot (8.2m) telescope located at the Mauna Kea Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii and operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). It had the largest primary mirror in the world until 2005. This is a reflecting telescope with a large field of view--called a Ritchey-Chretien--which has a primary mirror and a secondary...

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The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.