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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...


Organizations Collaborate for a Tanabata Star Festival
at Subaru Telescope

Organizations Collaborate for a Tanabata Star Festival at Subaru Telescope

July 17, 2014

Subaru Telescope and the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Hawaii chose the special occasion of Tanabata to collaborate and develop their own version of the Tanabata Star Festival. This is one way that Subaru Telescope expresses its gratitude for community support...






Status of the Telescope

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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