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This Supernova Lit Up the Sky in 1181. Here’s What it Looks Like Now

Historical astronomical records from China and Japan recorded a supernova explosion in the year 1181. It was in the constellation…

2 months ago

Surprise! Japan’s SLIM Moon Lander Wakes Up After a Freezing Night

Japan's space agency didn't expect its wrong-side-up SLIM moon lander to revive itself after powering down for a circuit-chilling lunar…

3 months ago

Japan Moon Lander Sleeps After Sending Science — Will It Wake Up Again?

After a few days of wakefulness, Japan's SLIM moon lander has gone dormant once more at the start of a…

4 months ago

Japan’s Moon Lander Is Lying On Its Side After Hitting Its Target

Now we know why Japan's lunar lander wasn't able to recharge its batteries after touching down on the moon last…

4 months ago

Japan’s Moon Lander Touches Down, But Power Problem Mars Its Mission

Update for Jan. 21: The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency shut down its moon lander to conserve battery power, but says…

4 months ago

Air Showers Ruin Astrophotos, but They Could be a New Method for Studying the Universe

New research from Japan has shown how cosmic ray air showers could be studied to learn more about the nature…

7 months ago

Japanese Company’s Moon Lander Is Presumed Lost After Going Silent

A lunar lander built and operated by ispace, a Japanese startup, descended to the surface of the moon today after…

1 year ago

Hakuto-R Spacecraft Just Captured its Own Stunning Version of ‘Earthrise’

The Hakuto-R lunar lander, currently in orbit around the Moon, just captured a beautiful “Earthrise”-like image, and one with an…

1 year ago

A Tadpole-Shaped Cloud of Gas is Whirling Around a Black Hole

A team of astronomers from Japan have found a strange "Tadpole" shaped dust cloud near the center of our galaxy,…

1 year ago

Want to Soar to the Stratosphere? Japan Joins the Balloon Tourism Race

A Japanese company has put out the call for passengers who'd be willing to pay more than $175,000 for an…

1 year ago