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Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent: Insights From Gravitational Lensing
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Astronomy Talk: The Remaining 95 Percent: Insights From Gravitational Lensing

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In our standard model of cosmology, only five percent of the mass-energy budget of the Universe is...

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 »

Astronomy Talk: The 2015-16 El Niño: Wind on the Water and the Weather on Mauna Kea
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Astronomy Talk: The 2015-16 El Niño: Wind on the Water and the Weather on Mauna Kea Dr. Steven Businger

In 2015, the global wind machine fired up record numbers of powerful hurricanes in the central Pacific, with several making close passes to the Island of Hawaii. Is it... Read more »

Faintest Early-Universe Galaxy Ever, Detected and Confirmed
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Faintest Early-Universe Galaxy Ever, Detected and Confirmed

By Steve JeffersonMAUNAKEA, Hawaii – An international team of scientists has detected and confirmed the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever using the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit on... Read more »

​Four Synchronized Planets Reveal Clues to How Planets Form
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​Four Synchronized Planets Reveal Clues to How Planets Form

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – The search for planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy has revealed an extraordinary family of planets whose orbits are so carefully timed that they provide long-term... Read more »

Metal Content in Early Galaxies Challenges Star Forming Theory
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Metal Content in Early Galaxies Challenges Star Forming Theory

By Steve JeffersonMAUNAKEA, Hawaii – An International team led by scientists at ETH Zurich in Switzerland used the W. M. Keck Observatory to study the role of star formation rates in metal contents... Read more »