Subaru Telescope Observes Rapid Changes in a Comet's Plasma Tail
March 4, 2015
Images from a December 2013 observation of the comet C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy) reveal clear details about rapidly changing activity over a period of 20 minutes in that comet's plasma tail. To get this image, astronomers used Subaru Telescope's wide-field prime-focus Suprime-Cam, which resulted in gaining precious knowledge regarding the extreme activity in the tail as the comet neared the Sun...
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...