Press Releases
Nov. 1, 2011

An ultra bright submillimeter galaxy, “Orochi”

  • Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ
  • Institute of Astronomy, University of Tokyo


An international research team led by Sho Ikarashi and Kotaro Kohno (University of Tokyo), and Daisuke Iono (National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, NAOJ) discovered an ultra bright submillimeter galaxy in the Subaru/XMM-Newton Deep Field by using a submillimeter telescope, ASTE operated by mainly NAOJ and University of Tokyo. This galaxy is more than 10 times brighter than usual submillimeter bright galaxies. So the research team nicknamed this source "Orochi". "Orochi" came from "Yamatano Orochi", which was a monster in a Japanese old legend.

For further information, please visit the Nobeyama Radio Observatory website.