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A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars

A Chemical Signature of First-Generation Very-Massive Stars

August 21, 2014

A team of astronomers has used the used the 8.2 m Subaru Telescope's High Dispersion Spectrograph to discover a low-mass star that provides observational evidence to support numerical simulations of the existence of very-massive stars among the first generation of stars formed after the Big Bang...

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Umbrella Galaxy's Merger Models the Cosmic Food Chain

Umbrella Galaxy's Merger Models the Cosmic Food Chain

July 1, 2014

Scientists have used the Subaru Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory to study the Umbrella Galaxy (NGC 4651), a twin of the Milky Way Galaxy, and to accurately model how it is swallowing a smaller galaxy. Their findings reveal insights into galactic behavior and contribute to a better understanding of how structure forms in the Universe...

 

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October 25, 2013

Since the coolant leak onto the primary mirror in July, 2011, Subaru Telescope has taken a series of diligent steps to assure its full recovery. Recovery work has included meticulous inspection and cleaning of the affected areas. Follow-up efforts concluded during the summer of 2013, when the primary mirror was thoroughly cleaned, realuminized, and inspected. Given the significant impact of the leak, the telescope engineering and science operation divisions remain vigilant in ensuring the effective operation of the telescope and its instruments. Subaru Telescope continues to give special attention to the careful design, installation, and monitoring of its equipment.

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