MAXI has detected the remnant of a hypernova explosion in the direction of Cygnus.
Stem Cells experiment studies the effects of space environment to mammalian (mouse) cells using embryonic stem cells (ES cells).
Marangoni convection experiments investigate the change in internal flow of a large liquid bridge made of silicon oil and the change of temperature distributions along with the flow change.
In 2012, JAXA invited experiment proposals to be performed on Kibo, and 3 themes for "Prioritized Research Proposals" and 5 themes for "General Research Proposals" were selected.
In the Hicari Exp., a new crystal growth method named the Traveling Liquidus Zone (TLZ) method which JAXA invented for homogeneous semiconductor alloy crystal growth will be evaluated.
"Blue Earth Gazing" is an art theme of viewing Earth from space through water, which aims to view Earth from a fresh perspective and introduce Japanese aesthetics as well as to lead to develop into rich culture for the future space society.
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