UCI Scientists Size Up Universe’s Most Lightweight Dwarf Galaxy with Keck Observatory
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UCI Scientists Size Up Universe’s Most Lightweight Dwarf Galaxy with Keck Observatory

Kamuela, Hawaii -- The least massive galaxy in the known universe has been measured by UC Irvine scientists, clocking in at just 1,000 or so stars with a bit of dark matter holding them together.The... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: The Accelerating Universe
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Evenings with Astronomers: The Accelerating Universe Dr. Robert Kirshner

Astronomer, author and educator Robert Kirshner is The Clowes Professor of Science at Harvard University and currently a Guggenheim Fellow at the Kavli Institute for... Read more »

International Team on Keck Observatory Strengthens Big Bang Theory
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International Team on Keck Observatory Strengthens Big Bang Theory

Kamuela, Hawaii – An international team of scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth has discovered the moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts,... Read more »

Mega-galaxy is Missing Link in History of Cosmos
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Mega-galaxy is Missing Link in History of Cosmos

Kamuela, Hawaii – Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, according to UC Irvine-led research... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: What Wonderful Worlds—Solar System Science with Keck
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Astronomers Using Keck Observatory Discover Rain Falling from Saturn’s rings
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Astronomers Using Keck Observatory Discover Rain Falling from Saturn’s rings

Kamuela, HI -- NASA funded observations on the W. M. Keck Observatory with analysis led by the University of Leicester, England tracked the "rain" of charged water particles into the atmosphere of... Read more »

NASA and Caltech Astronomers Find Potential Energy Supply For Life on Europa
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NASA and Caltech Astronomers Find Potential Energy Supply For Life on Europa

KAMUELA, HI – Observations of Europa from the W. M. Keck Observatory help NASA and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomers go one step further in demonstrating life may be possible... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: MOSFIRE—a Powerful New Astronomy Tool at the W. M. Keck Observatory
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Astronomy Talk: MOSFIRE—a Powerful New Astronomy Tool at the W. M. Keck Observatory Dr. Ian McLean

On April 4, 2012 a new instrument obtained “first light” on the Keck I Telescope at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea. Known as MOSFIRE, for Multi-Object... Read more »

Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Distant Planet
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Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Distant Planet

KAMUELA, HI – A team of international scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory has made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-size planet beyond our Solar... Read more »

Astronomers Open Window Into Europa’s Ocean
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Astronomers Open Window Into Europa’s Ocean

KAMUELA, Hawaii—With data collected from the mighty W. M. Keck Observatory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomer Mike Brown — known as the Pluto killer for discovering a... Read more »