Marching to the Beat: Subaru's FMOS Reveals the Well-Orchestrated Growth of Massive Galaxies in the Early Universe
December 5, 2013
Using the Fiber-Multi-Object Spectrograph (FMOS) mounted on the Subaru Telescope, a team of astronomers participating in the Cosmological Evolution Survey (COSMOS) has found that galaxies, over nine billion years ago, provided a nurturing environment for the birth of new stars at remarkable, orderly rates. Even at these early times, there are signs of maturation...
Spectrum of Outburst from Comet ISON Obtained by Subaru Telescope's High-Dispersion Spectrograph
December 2, 2013
During the early morning of November 15, 2013 (HST), a team of astronomers used the High-Dispersion Spectrograph mounted on the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii to successfully observe Comet ISON immediately after the beginning of an outburst, when its brightness increased rapidly. The spectrum showed a range of gas emission lines, which play an important role in shedding light on the mechanisms that trigger Comet ISON's outburst...