Water Vapor Detected in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter
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Water Vapor Detected in the Atmosphere of a Hot Jupiter

Mauna Kea, HI—California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomers using data gathered at the W. M. Keck Observatory have developed a new technique for planetary scientists that could provide... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Finding Astronomical Fossils with Keck
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Evenings with Astronomers: Finding Astronomical Fossils with Keck Dr. Duncan Forbes

Ancient star clusters are the fossils of the astronomical world. They formed at early times in the Universe and many have survived to the present day. New discoveries... Read more »

Dr. Arthur M. Wolfe (1939-2014)
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Dr. Arthur M. Wolfe (1939-2014)

Arthur M. Wolfe, an American astrophysicist who for a decade directed the Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and achieved widespread recognition for... Read more »

Serendipitous Supernova
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Serendipitous Supernova

By Steve JeffersonTwo weeks ago a group of astronomy students from the University of London Observatory were getting an introductory demonstration on how to use a telescope-mounted camera. With... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Examining the Planet-Forming Zone Around New Stars
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Astronomy Talk: Examining the Planet-Forming Zone Around New Stars Dr. Greg Doppmann

This Cosmic Video was produced from the February 11, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:W. M. Keck Observatory astronomer... Read more »

Rare Brown Dwarf Discovery Provides Benchmark for Future Exoplanet Research
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Rare Brown Dwarf Discovery Provides Benchmark for Future Exoplanet Research

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – A team of researchers led by Justin R. Crepp, the Freimann Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, has directly imaged a very rare type of brown dwarf... Read more »

UCSC Scientists Capture First Cosmic Web Filaments at Keck Observatory
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UCSC Scientists Capture First Cosmic Web Filaments at Keck Observatory

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – Astronomers have discovered a distant quasar illuminating a vast nebula of diffuse gas, revealing for the first time part of the network of filaments thought to connect galaxies... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Breakthroughs in Discerning New Worlds
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Evenings with Astronomers: Breakthroughs in Discerning New Worlds Dr. Heather Knutson

The past decade has marked a period of great progress in our quest to discover and characterize exoplanets, or planets outside of our own solar system. Observations of... Read more »

Keck Observatory Director Taft Armandroff to Step Down
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Keck Observatory Director Taft Armandroff to Step Down

Kamuela, HI – The Board of Directors of the W. M. Keck Observatory announced today that Taft Armandroff, executive director of the world’s premier ground-based astronomical observatory,... Read more »

First Detailed Look at a Normal Galaxy in the Very Early Universe
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First Detailed Look at a Normal Galaxy in the Very Early Universe

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer Regina Jorgenson has obtained the first image that shows the structure of a normal galaxy in the early universe as captured by the W. M.... Read more »