Keck Week 2013 Commemorates W.M. Keck Observatory’s 20th Anniversary
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Keck Week 2013 Commemorates W.M. Keck Observatory’s 20th Anniversary

Kamuela, Hawaii– This Spring, the W. M. Keck Observatory is throwing a weeklong party called Keck Week 2013, to celebrate the observatory’s first twenty years of high-impact, game-changing... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems
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Astronomy Talk: Violent Events in Rocky Planetary Systems Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Benjamin Zuckerman, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at UCLA. His talk, 'Violent Events in Rocky... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Stars Born in Extreme Environments
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Astronomy Talk: Stars Born in Extreme Environments Dr. Jessica Lu

This is a recoding of a Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Jessica Lu,  NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow Institute for Astronomy, University... Read more »

Swinburne Team on Keck Discovers Farthest Supernova Ever
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Swinburne Team on Keck Discovers Farthest Supernova Ever

Kamuela, Hawaii – Two ‘super-luminous’ supernovae — stellar explosions 10–100 times brighter than other supernova types — have been detected in the distant Universe, using the W.M. Keck... Read more »

Keck captures most detailed images of Uranus ever obtained from Earth
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Keck captures most detailed images of Uranus ever obtained from Earth

These two images of Uranus are composites of 117 images from 25 July 2012 (left) and 118 images from 26 July 2012 (right), all obtained with the near-infrared NIRC2 camera on the Keck II telescope.... Read more »

Keck confirms: Armchair astronomers find planet in four-star system
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Keck confirms: Armchair astronomers find planet in four-star system

Kamuela, Hawaii --- A joint effort of citizen scientists and professional astronomers at W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has led to the first reported case of a Tatooine-like planet orbiting twin... Read more »

Astronomers at Keck Upend Galaxy Evolution Theory
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Astronomers at Keck Upend Galaxy Evolution Theory

Kamuela, Hawaii -- A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that... Read more »

Adaptive Optics allows Earth-based monitoring of Io’s Fiery show
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Adaptive Optics allows Earth-based monitoring of Io’s Fiery show

Kamuela, Hawaii – Watching active volcanic eruptions should be done from a safe distance, and a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from, ironically, Mauna Kea – one of... Read more »

Astronomers Map Dark Matter Filament
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Astronomers Map Dark Matter Filament

Kamuela, Hawaii -- Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other telescopes on Mauna Kea have studied a giant filament of dark matter in 3D for the first time.... Read more »

UCLA astronomers at Keck Observatory discover pivotal star to test Einstein’s theory
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UCLA astronomers at Keck Observatory discover pivotal star to test Einstein’s theory

Today, UCLA astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory reported the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering... Read more »