Dark Matter is a No Show in Ghostly Galaxy
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Dark Matter is a No Show in Ghostly Galaxy

Maunakea, Hawaii – Galaxies and dark matter go hand in hand; you typically don’t find one without the other. So when researchers uncovered a galaxy, known as NGC1052-DF2, that is... Read more »

Clintons Visit Maunakea
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Clintons Visit Maunakea

Hillary and Bill Clinton at the Maunakea ObservatoriesFormer U.S. President Bill Clinton and his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton traveled to the summit of Maunakea in early January... Read more »

Stars Around the Milky Way: Cosmic Space Invaders or Victims of Galactic Eviction?
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Stars Around the Milky Way: Cosmic Space Invaders or Victims of Galactic Eviction?

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers led by the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy (MPIA) has made a surprising discovery about the birthplace of groups of stars located in the... Read more »

Astronomers Discover S0-2 Star is Single and Ready for Big Einstein Test
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Astronomers Discover S0-2 Star is Single and Ready for Big Einstein Test

No companion found for famous young bright star orbiting Milky Way’s supermassive black holeMaunakea, Hawaii– Astronomers have the “all-clear” for an exciting test of Einstein’s Theory of... Read more »

Amateur Astronomer Captures Rare First Light of Massive Exploding Star
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Amateur Astronomer Captures Rare First Light of Massive Exploding Star

Maunakea, Hawaii – Thanks to lucky snapshots taken by an amateur astronomer in Argentina, scientists have obtained their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive... Read more »

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 »

Astronomy Talk: The Science Behind Interstellar
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Astronomy Talk: The Science Behind Interstellar Kip Thorne, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate

How scientifically accurate is the blockbuster film Interstellar? Dr. Kip Thorne will take you behind the scenes of the movie and explain how he helped Hollywood turn... 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 »

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 »