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Keck Observatory Helps Offer Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII — An international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the universe was only half its current age using the... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: A Deep View on the Early Universe, Extreme Makeovers and Overweight Galaxies Dr. Mariska Kriek

As the building blocks of the Universe, galaxies are massive structures that can contain trillions of stars. Galaxies in today's Universe show a striking diversity among... Read more »

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Cosmic Matters: Stormy Weather on Uranus

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – Weather on any planet can be quite unpredictable. As hurricanes threaten the Aloha State, astronomers working at W. M. Keck Observatory on the island of Hawaii were surprised by... Read more »

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Observations Reveal Massive Eruptions on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Mauna Kea, Hawaii — Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter's moon Io within a two-week period, leading astronomers to speculate that these presumed rare "outbursts," which can send... Read more »

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Live From Keck Observatory: The Supermassive Black Hole Keck Observatory hosts the UCLA Galactic Center Group

Enjoy this rebroadcast of a rare observing run at the W. M. Keck Observatory, home of the two largest and most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth.On the... Read more »

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Merging Galaxies Illuminate the Cosmic Food Chain

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – Scientists studying a ‘twin’ of the Milky Way have used the W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Observatory to accurately model how it is swallowing another, smaller... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: First Light in the Universe, The End of the Cosmic Dark Ages Dr. Michael Bolte

This Cosmic Video was produced from the June 19, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:In the first several hundred million... Read more »

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Ancient Worlds from Another Galaxy Discovered Next Door

MAUNA KEA, HI -- An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn’s star, one of the oldest stars found near... Read more »

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Astronomy Talk: Zooming into the Center of our Galaxy with Keck Observatory Dr. Leo Meyer

This Cosmic Video was produced from the May 28, 2014 Astronomy Talk given at Kahilu Theatre. The original description is below:The Galactic Center Group at UCLA has used... Read more »

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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 »

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Tonight's schedule is MOSFIRE on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCLA and UCSB. Sun set 06:45:00pm rise 06:10:00am
The sky is ready for MOSFIRE and DEIMOS. Our observers from UCLA and UCLA are also ready. Sun set 06:44:00pm rise 06:11:00am
Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with UCR observers. Keck 2 DEIMOS is scheduled for UCSC observers. Sun set 06:44:00pm rise 06:12:00am
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for UCR observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCSC observers. Sun set 06:44:00pm rise 06:12:00am
CIT observers will work with LRIS-ADC tonight. And UCSC observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 06:44:00pm rise 06:13:00am

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