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Classical Nova Explosions are Major Lithium Factories in the Universe

Classical Nova Explosions are Major Lithium Factories in the Universe

February 18, 2015

Using the 8.2-meter Subaru Telescope High Dispersion Spectrograph (HDS), a team of astronomers observed Nova Delphini 2013 and discovered that the outburst is producing a large amount of lithium...

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Subaru Telescope Detects Sudden Appearance of Galaxies in the Early Universe

Subaru Telescope Detects Sudden Appearance of Galaxies in the Early Universe

November 18, 2014

A team of astronomers used Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope to look back more than 13 billion years and found seven early galaxies that appeared quite suddenly within 700 million years of the Big Bang...

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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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