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Galactic Space Oddity

Galactic Space Oddity Discovered

February 8, 2016

An international team of researchers has used the Subaru Telescope and telescopes in Chile and Australia to identify a faint dwarf galaxy disrupting around a nearby giant spiral galaxy. The observations provide a valuable glimpse of a process that is fleeting but important in shaping galaxies...


Superwind in NGC 6240

A Violent Wind Blown from the Heart of a Galaxy Tells the Tale of a Merger

February 3, 2016

An international team led by a researcher from Hiroshima University has succeeded in revealing the detailed structure of a massive ionized gas outflow streaming from the starburst galaxy NGC 6240 by using Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope...