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Keck Observatory Open House 2017
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Keck Observatory Open House 2017

FAMILIES STEP INTO "PORTAL TO THE UNIVERSE" Community Invited to Experience the Cosmos at W. M. Keck Observatory Open House Waimea, Hawaii Island – This is a special event that happens once... Read more »

Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die
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Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die

Supernova Discovery Challenges Known Theories of the Death of StarsMaunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers led by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) has made a bizarre discovery; a star... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist Appointed to National Science Foundation
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W. M. Keck Observatory Chief Scientist Appointed to National Science Foundation

W. M. Keck Observatory Congratulates Chief Scientist Anne Kinney on New Appointment with National Science Foundation Kinney to Head NSF Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate Waimea... Read more »

How Two Ground-based Telescopes Support NASA’s Cassini Mission
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How Two Ground-based Telescopes Support NASA’s Cassini Mission

Maunakea, Hawaii - When NASA’s Cassini spacecraft plunges into the atmosphere of Saturn on Sept. 15, ending its 20 years of exploration, astronomers will observe the giant planet from Earth, giving... Read more »

NASA Awards New Cooperative Agreement to W. M. Keck Observatory
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NASA Awards New Cooperative Agreement to W. M. Keck Observatory

Maunakea, Hawaii - NASA has awarded a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the California Association for Research in Astronomy to continue the science program at the W. M. Keck Observatory.“The... Read more »

Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star
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Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star

Maunakea, Hawaii– A new study by an international team of astronomers reveals that Tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star about 12 light years away from the Sun, has four Earth-sized planets orbiting... Read more »

New Storm Makes Surprise Appearance on Neptune
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New Storm Makes Surprise Appearance on Neptune

Extremely large, bright storm system caught on camera at W. M. Keck ObservatoryMaunakea, Hawaii – Striking images of a storm system nearly the size of Earth have astronomers doing a double-take... Read more »

Scientists Get Best Measure of Star-Forming Material in Galaxy Clusters in Early Universe
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Scientists Get Best Measure of Star-Forming Material in Galaxy Clusters in Early Universe

Maunakea, Hawaii– The international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from... Read more »

“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise
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“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise

Maunakea, Hawaii– Astronomers have spotted a primitive galaxy being devoured by a gigantic neighboring galaxy – a discovery that could provide clues about the early universe.The Little Cub galaxy... Read more »