Planet Found with an 80,000-Year Orbit
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Planet Found with an 80,000-Year Orbit

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – A team of researchers has discovered and photographed a gas giant only 155 light years from our solar system, adding to the short list of exoplanets discovered through direct... Read more »

The New York Times Profiles Geoff Marcy
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The New York Times Profiles Geoff Marcy

The following is an excerpt from The New York Times. Click on link below to see full story."BERKELEY, CALIF. — Last summer a homely room in the basement of a math building on the University of... Read more »

Building the Mighty Keck Observatory
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Building the Mighty Keck Observatory Credit: JPL

In 1985, construction began on what was to become, and still remain, the biggest optical/infrared telescopes on Earth. Since first science in 1993 for Keck I and 1996... Read more »

First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini Observatories
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First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini Observatories

The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. The initial... Read more »

Total Lunar Eclipse
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Total Lunar Eclipse

Waimea, Hawaii—Hawaii Fans of Keck Observatory are in prime position to view a total lunar eclipse tonight—one of two expected this year.After the full moon rises at sunset, the eclipse will... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Solving the Mysteries of Dark Matter
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Evenings with Astronomers: Solving the Mysteries of Dark Matter Dr. James Bullock

The possibility that something unseen but important exists in our universe is an idea that is both eerie and ancient; it reaches back at least 2500 years to the... Read more »

Aussie Scientist Finds Rare Supernova at Keck Observatory
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Aussie Scientist Finds Rare Supernova at Keck Observatory

By Prof. Duncan ForbesIt was a dark and stormy night in the city of Angels. Well, actually it wasn't. But more on that later...It was a clear night on the summit of Mauna Kea at Keck Observatory on... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe
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Evenings with Astronomers: Black Holes, Galaxies and the Evolution of the Universe Dr. Meg Urry

Black holes form in the young Universe and, over the next 13 billion years or so, accrete enormous amounts of matter from the surrounding galaxy. By the present time, a... Read more »

Hilton A. Lewis Named Interim Keck Observatory Director
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Hilton A. Lewis Named Interim Keck Observatory Director

Kamuela, Hawaii – The Board of Directors of the W. M. Keck Observatory has named Hilton A. Lewis Interim Director of the observatory, which operates the two Keck telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.... Read more »

Distant Asteroid Revealed to be a Complex Mini Geological World
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Distant Asteroid Revealed to be a Complex Mini Geological World

Mauna Kea, HI—After 8 years of observations scientists from the SETI Institute have found an exotic orbit for the largest Trojan asteroid, (624) Hektor—the only one known to possess a moon. The... Read more »