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August 06, 2014

Still hot inside the Moon: Tidal heating in the deepest part of the lunar mantle

An international research team, led by Dr. Yuji Harada from Planetary Science Institute, China University of Geosciences, has found that there is an extremely soft layer deep inside the Moon and that heat is effectively generated in the layer by the gravity of the Earth. These results were derived by comparing the deformation of the Moon as precisely measured by Kaguya (SELENE, Selenological and Engineering Explorer) and other probes with theoretically calculated estimates.

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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



January 8, 2015

open new window Position Available for Associate Professor

Application deadline is March 31, 2015.

September 26, 2014

open new window Asian Winter School 2014