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March 25, 2015

Aurora Explosion on Jupiter caused by High-speed Rotation

A research team led by Researcher Tomoki Kimura (researcher of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency as well as a research fellowship for young scientist of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) captured a sudden brightening (auroral expansion) through long-term continuous observations of Jupiter by the Spectroscopic Planet Observatory for Recognition of Atmosphere “HISAKI,” and clarified for the first time in the world that this phenomenon was caused by the rapid rotation of Jupiter.

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The Forefront of Space Science


June 9, 2014

Mission design of moon tours

Stefano Campagnola

Celestial mechanics is the discipline that studies the motion of the celestial objects; this field played an important role in the history of science. Copernicus’ book “On the revolutions of the Heavenly spheres” (1543) and Galileo’s observations of the Jovian moons (1610) are the foundation of the scientific revolution and of the scientific method. The word “revolution” itself comes from the latin revolvere, to revolve, as originally applied to the motion of the planets around the Sun.

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May 30, 2014

Quest for Altitude

Yoshitaka SAITO

May 26, 2014

Computational Science in Fluid Mechanics


May 9, 2014

Crystal Growth Experiment in Space