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Cosmic Video: Galaxy Formation - A Journey through Cosmic Time Dr. Jean Brodie

Our journey begins some 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. All the structure and diversity that we see around us today evolved from the primordial soup of matter... Read more »

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Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – A team led by astronomers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, recently used the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to observe and measure a rare class of “active... Read more »

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Cosmic Video: America’s Space Program - NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss America’s space program and the challenges the agency faces for the missions of tomorrow. Using a stepping stone... Read more »

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​Mars Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water

MAUNA KEA, HI – A primitive ocean on Mars once held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who measured signatures of water in the planet’s atmosphere using the most... Read more »

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​Thermonuclear Supernova Ejects Galaxy’s Fastest Star

MAUNA KEA, HI – Scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory and Pan-STARRS1 telescopes on Hawaii have discovered a star that breaks the galactic speed record, traveling with a velocity of about... Read more »

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Supernova Split into Four Images by Cosmic Lens

MAUNA KEA, HI – Astronomers have for the first time spotted four images of a distant exploding star, arranged in a cross-shape pattern by a powerful gravitational lens. In addition to being a... Read more »

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Cosmic Video: Extreme Stars at the Center of the Galaxy Dr. Mark Morris

The Stellar Zoo at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy would be quite unfamiliar to a terrestrial visitor. Not only do the types of stars differ in many ways from what we... Read more »

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Cosmic Video: Black Holes and the Fate of the Universe Dr. Günther Hasinger

Black holes are ubiquitous, and very important components of our Universe. Stellar mass black holes formed in powerful gamma ray bursts in the early Universe.... Read more »

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Comic Video: The Art and Science of the Weather on the Island of Hawaii Dr. Steven Businger

University of Hawaii Meterorology Professor, Steven Businger will offer a layman's look at the amazing variety of weather experienced by the Island of Hawaii and will... Read more »

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Three Almost Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

MAUNA KEA, HI – A team of scientists recently discovered a system of three planets, each just larger than Earth, orbiting a nearby star called EPIC 201367065. The three planets are 1.5-2 times the... Read more »

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Sun sets on Hoku Kea; UH-Hilo will decommission beleaguered telescope | Hawaii Tribune-Herald bit.ly/1flsEbe
Interesting read on a complicated issue: Astronomers grapple with the controversy raging over a Hawaiian observatory bit.ly/1KQdWED
On Keck 1, we have ANU observers using HIRESR. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using NIRSPAO-NGS. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:37:00am
The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from CIT and UH/KECK are also ready. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:35:00am
We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 for UH observers. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:34:00am

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