Hot Jupiter-esque Discovery Hints at Planet Formation
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Hot Jupiter-esque Discovery Hints at Planet Formation

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of astronomers discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around our sun. The W. M.... Read more »

​The Future of Maunakea Rests in the Hands of Hawaii’s People
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​The Future of Maunakea Rests in the Hands of Hawaii’s People

By Doug Simons and Hilton LewisThe international astronomical community has converged in Honolulu. The timing—in the midst of the controversy surrounding the construction of TMT on Maunakea—has... Read more »

New Record: Keck Observatory Measures Most Distant Galaxy
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New Record: Keck Observatory Measures Most Distant Galaxy

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of astrophysicists using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has successfully measured the farthest galaxy ever recorded and more interestingly, captured its hydrogen... Read more »

Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Major Prize
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Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Major Prize

UCLA professor and longtime W. M. Keck Observatory astronomer, Andrea Ghez will be awarded the 2015 Bakerian Medal, the Royal Society’s premiere prize lecture in the physical sciences, the... Read more »

Telescopes Team Up to Find Distant Uranus-Sized Planet Through Microlensing
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Telescopes Team Up to Find Distant Uranus-Sized Planet Through Microlensing

Maunakea, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its central star. The planet was... Read more »

Keck Observatory Names Chief Scientist
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Keck Observatory Names Chief Scientist

KAMUELA, Hawaii – W. M. Keck Observatory is very pleased to announce Anne Kinney has been appointed Chief Scientist, effective August 3, 2015."We are delighted to welcome Anne as the Chief... Read more »

Fossil Star Clusters Reveal Their Age
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Fossil Star Clusters Reveal Their Age

Maunakea, Hawaii – Using a new age-dating method and the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, an international team of astronomers have determined that ancient star clusters formed in two... Read more »

Found: Earth’s Closest Cousin Yet
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Found: Earth’s Closest Cousin Yet

Maunakea, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new... Read more »

Pluto from Hawaii
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Pluto from Hawaii

Maunakea, Hawaii –The past two weeks have been 14 monumental days for beings on Earth interested in Pluto and its five moons.While many people think it’s pretty cool to see images of features... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch
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W. M. Keck Observatory Launches App KeckWatch

Kamuela, Hawaii - Today, W. M. Keck Observatory launched a new smartphone app to stoke the curiosity and wonder of astronomy. KeckWatch was built by First Light Design - the makers of category... Read more »