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Institute of Astronomy
The University of Tokyo



Aug 23, 2012 PRESS RELEASE
Examining Galaxy Form from the Top of the World
The team installed a 1.0m telescope at the University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory at the summit of Mt. Chajnantor (5640m altitude) in northern Chile, the highest astronomical observatory on the Earth, and has been carrying out an imaging survey of nearby starburst galaxies in the Paschen alpha emission line. 38 starburst galaxies have been observed in the Paschen alpha so far, the largest sample of starburst galaxies ever observed.