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ALMA image of the protostar MMS5/OMC-3
26 Feb 2019
Astronomers have unveiled the origins of two different gas streams from a baby star. Using ALMA, they found that the slow outflow and the high speed jet from a protostar have misaligned axes and that the former started to be ejected earlier than the latter. These indicate that streams were launched from different parts of disk around the protostar.
Historical changes in dark matter
12 Feb 2019
Images of more than ten million galaxies are helping physicists map dark matter, revealing clues about how the universe behaves.
False-color image of V883 Ori taken with ALMA
05 Feb 2019
Astronomers using ALMA have detected various complex organic molecules around the young star V883 Ori. A sudden outburst from this star is releasing molecules from the icy compounds in the planet forming disk.
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31 Jan 2019
“It’s not that Newton’s theory was wrong,” says Professor Barry Barish, an experimental physicist from the California Institute of Technology and University of California, Riverside. “It was just incomplete and didn’t describe all of nature,” he says.
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30 Jan 2019
The 2019 issue of Asia Research News magazine features fascinating advances in medicine, technology, social sciences, space and environment from across Asia.
Artist’s impression of the newly discovered object.
29 Jan 2019
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the Solar System. Kilometer sized bodies like the one discovered have been predicted to exist for more than 70 years. These objects acted as an important step in the planet formation process between small initial amalgamations of dust and ice and the planets.
Newly Developed simultaneous multi-color camera MuSCAT2
17 Dec 2018
A Japan-Spain team has developed a powerful 4-color simultaneous camera named MuSCAT2 for the 1.52-m Telescopio Carlos Sánchez at the Teide Observatory. The instrument aims to find transiting exoplanets, including Earth-like habitable planets orbiting stars near the Sun, in collaboration with NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite.
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10 Dec 2018
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) proudly supports the nation’s current lunar exploration, Chang’e-4 lunar probe, with advanced technologies.
Distribution of discovered exoplanet orbits
04 Dec 2018
An international team of astronomers using a combination of ground and space based telescopes have reported more than 100 extrasolar planets (here after, exoplanets) in only three months. These planets are quite diverse and expected to play a large role in developing the research field of exoplanets and life in the Universe.
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30 Nov 2018
Based on computer simulations and new observations from ALMA, researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. Instead, gas expelled from the center interacts with infalling gas to create a dynamic circulation pattern, similar to a water fountain in a city park.
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22 Nov 2018
ALMA has tuned in another new channel for signals from space. Using its highest frequency receivers yet, researchers obtained 695 radio signatures for various molecules in the direction of a massive star forming region. These first results from the ALMA Band 10 receivers developed in Japan ensure a promising future for high frequency observations.
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12 Oct 2018
An international research team discovered the first recorded "ultra-stripped supernova," a rare, faint supernova that is believed to play a role in the formation of binary neutron star systems. These will advance our understanding of a variety of topics ranging from gravitational waves to the origin of precious metals like gold and platinum.
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12 Oct 2018
Researchers have found a way to predict if it will be an El Niño or La Niña year up to 17 months in advance.
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12 Oct 2018
Policy experts gather in Tokyo to discuss science advice in a changing world
01 Oct 2018
With rapidly increasing research output, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology applauded by Nature Index as a rising star.
18 Sep 2018
Dr. Sivaprakash Sengodan, 2015 Ph.D. graduate from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), has been appointed as a professor at Imperial College of London.
UNIST Researchers
18 Sep 2018
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected for the 2018 Basic Research Projects in Science and Engineering.
18 Sep 2018
A graduate student from South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected for GRA-NRF Program in Canada.
27 Aug 2018
PolyU will collaborate with the China Academy of Space Technology to develop and produce a camera on the spacecraft to Mars scheduled for launch in 2020 at the earliest. The two parties signed the Collaborative Research and Development Agreement on Mars Exploration Project at a ceremony on 22 August 2018.
Stars memorize rebirth of our home galaxy
24 Aug 2018
The Milky Way galaxy has died once before and we are now in what is considered its second life. Calculations by Masafumi Noguchi (Tohoku University) have revealed previously unknown details about the Milky Way. These were published in the July 26 edition of Nature.
22 Aug 2018
PolyU will collaborate with the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) to develop and produce a camera on the spacecraft to Mars scheduled for launch in 2020 at the earliest. The two parties signed the Collaborative Research and Development Agreement on Mars Exploration Project at a ceremony on 22 August 2018.
Polarized Light
05 Jul 2018
Based on a new study of how near-Earth asteroid Phaethon reflects light at different angles, astronomers think that its surface may reflect less light than previously thought. This is an exciting mystery for the recently approved DESTINY+ mission to investigate when it flies past Phaethon.
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19 Jun 2018
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Long Suspected Theory About the Moon Holds Water
14 Jun 2018
A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University’s Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa.
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08 Jun 2018
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10 May 2018
Supersonic gas streams left over from the Big Bang likely gave rise to early massive black holes.
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19 Apr 2018
Dwarf galaxies and star-containing halos found 25 million light years away from Earth hint at how these halos are formed.
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03 Apr 2018
An international team of researchers including the Kavli IPMU have observed the most distant individual star, 9 billion light years from Earth.

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