Astronomers Find New Details about Star Formation in Ancient Galaxy Protoclusters
April 20, 2015
A team of astronomers tracked velocity structures and gaseous metallicities in galaxies in two protoclusters located in the direction of the constellation Serpens and concluded that they are in the process of cluster formation that has led to present-day galaxy clusters...
Subaru Telescope Observes Rapid Changes in a Comet's Plasma Tail
March 4, 2015
Images from a December 2013 observation of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) reveal clear details about rapidly changing activity over a period of 20 minutes in that comet's plasma tail. To get this image, astronomers used Subaru Telescope's wide-field prime-focus Suprime-Cam, which resulted in gaining precious knowledge regarding the extreme activity in the tail as the comet neared the Sun...