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Scientists Discover Massive Galaxy Made of 99.99 Percent Dark Matter
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Scientists Discover Massive Galaxy Made of 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — Using the world's most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of Dark Matter. Using the W. M.... Read more »

Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation, Even in the Early-Universe
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Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation, Even in the Early-Universe

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — The international University of California, Riverside-led SpARCS collaboration has discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found, as they appeared when the... Read more »

UCLA Astronomers Use Keck Observatory to Look Back 12 Billion Years and Measure Oxygen
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UCLA Astronomers Use Keck Observatory to Look Back 12 Billion Years and Measure Oxygen

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — UCLA astronomers have used the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii to make the first accurate measurement of the abundance of oxygen in a distant galaxy. Oxygen, the... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent - Insights From Gravitational Lensing
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Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent - Insights From Gravitational Lensing Astronomer Tommaso Treu

In our standard model of cosmology, only five percent of the mass-energy budget of the Universe is accounted for by particles that have been detected in Earth-based... Read more »

More Than 100 Planets Confirmed in Single Trove
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More Than 100 Planets Confirmed in Single Trove

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — An international team of astronomers have discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds. The researchers achieved this extraordinary discovery of exoplanets by... Read more »

Discovered: Youngest Fully-Formed Exoplanet Ever
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Discovered: Youngest Fully-Formed Exoplanet Ever

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of Caltech-led researchers discovered the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever detected using the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii and the Kepler Space... Read more »

Planet-Devouring Star Reveals Possible Limestone Crumbs
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Planet-Devouring Star Reveals Possible Limestone Crumbs

By Steve JeffersonMAUNAKEA, HI – A group of researchers using the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered a planet-like body that may have been encrusted in limestone and is having its surface... Read more »

Universe’s Expansion is Faster Than Expected
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Universe’s Expansion is Faster Than Expected

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii have obtained the most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding at the present time, and it... Read more »

A Young Mammoth Cluster of Galaxies Sighted in the Early Universe
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A Young Mammoth Cluster of Galaxies Sighted in the Early Universe

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – Astronomers have uncovered evidence for a vast collection of young galaxies 12 billion light years away. The newly discovered “proto-cluster” of galaxies, observed when the... Read more »