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Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod
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Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international research team led by Université de Montréal astrophysicist Lauren Weiss has discovered that exoplanets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes and a... Read more »

Nobel Physics Prize Laureate Kip Thorne Talks Interstellar at W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk
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Nobel Physics Prize Laureate Kip Thorne Talks Interstellar at W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk

WAIMEA (KAMUELA), Hawai`i – Dr. Kip Thorne, world-renowned theoretical astrophysicist, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate, and executive producer of the blockbuster film Interstellar brought his... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES
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W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES

Near-Infrared Echellette Spectrometer Designed to Find the Faintest, Most Violent Objects in the UniverseMaunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers at W. M. Keck Observatory have successfully met a major... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Restless Universe
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Astronomy Talk: The Restless Universe Shri Kulkarni

Cosmic explosions were first noted nearly 2,000 years ago but only in the past 100 years have astronomers secured recognition of classes of explosions ranging from... Read more »

Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies
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Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies

Maunakea, Hawaii – Stars forming in galaxies appear to be influenced by the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, but the mechanism of how that happens has not been clear to... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Performance of Adaptive Optics System
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W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Performance of Adaptive Optics System

Maunakea, Hawaii – One of the most scientifically productive adaptive optics (AO) systems on Earth is getting a major upgrade, one that will further advance high-impact research on the hunt for... Read more »

The Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper
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The Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper

Completing the World’s Most Capable Spectroscopic ImagerThe design for the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI) includes two separate channels to detect light in the blue (350 to 560 nm) and the red (530... Read more »

Keck Visiting Scholars Program
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Keck Visiting Scholars Program

The Keck Visiting Scholars Program aims to inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and instrumentalists by providing hands-on experience in observational astronomy, hardware, and... Read more »

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions
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A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Researchers Measure the Spin Rates of Bodies Thought to be Either Planets or Tiny "Failed" StarsMaunakea, Hawaii - Taking a picture of an exoplanet—a planet in a solar system beyond our sun—is no... Read more »