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Subaru Telescope Observers Superflare Stars with Large Starspots

Subaru Telescope Observers Superflare Stars with Large Starspots

May 11, 2015

A team of astronomers has used the High Dispersion Spectrograph on the Subaru Telescope to conduct spectroscopic observations of Sun-like "superflare" stars first observed and cataloged by the Kepler Space Telescope. The investigations focused on the detailed properties of these stars and confirmed that Sun-like stars with large starspots can experience superflares...

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Astronomers Find New Details about Star Formation in Ancient Galaxy Protoclusters

Astronomers Find New Details about Star Formation in Ancient Galaxy Protoclusters

April 20, 2015

A team of astronomers tracked velocity structures and gaseous metallicities in galaxies in two protoclusters located in the direction of the constellation Serpens and concluded that they are in the process of cluster formation that has led to present-day galaxy clusters...

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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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