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Dramatic Starbursts Hidden in Protoclusters at 12 Billion Years Ago

Dramatic Starbursts Hidden in Protoclusters at 12 Billion Years Ago

February 19, 2020

A team of astronomers from NAOJ and the University of Tokyo has detected the strong infrared emissions from protoclusters at 12 billion years ago by using the deep and wide extragalactic survey with Hyper Suprime-Cam on the Subaru Telescope and archival infrared data taken by various space telescopes...

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Distant Giant Planets Form Differently than 'Failed Stars'

Distant Giant Planets Form Differently than 'Failed Stars'

February 10, 2020

A team of astronomers using the Keck Telescope and the Subaru Telescope has probed the formation process of giant exoplanets and brown dwarfs, a class of objects that are more massive than giant planets, but not massive enough to ignite nuclear fusion in their cores to shine like true stars...

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