Earliest Spiral Galaxy Surprises Astronomers
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Earliest Spiral Galaxy Surprises Astronomers

Kamuela, HI ? In the beginning, galaxies were hot and clumpy ? too hot to settle down and form grand spirals like the Milky Way and other galaxies seen in the nearby universe today. But astronomers... Read more »

Enormous Hot Blobs From Outer Space
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Enormous Hot Blobs From Outer Space

Astronomers have combined the power of the Keck I Telescope with that of NASA?s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) to discover examples of what appears to be one of the missing links in the... Read more »

Venus Transit Webcast
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Venus Transit Webcast

On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus crossed the face of the Sun for the last time until the year 2117. Keck Observatory and the West Hawaii Astronomy Club teamed up to... Read more »

Video: Venus Transit Webcast
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Video: Venus Transit Webcast

On June 5, 2012, the planet Venus crossed the face of the Sun for the last time until the year 2117. Keck Observatory and the West Hawaii Astronomy Club teamed up to live webcast the entire event... Read more »

Venus Transits Past, Present & Future
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Venus Transits Past, Present & Future Jay Pasachoff (Williams College)

What’s the science behind the recent Venus Transit? In this talk by Dr. Jay Pasachoff of Williams College presents brand new images and movies from the recent transit... Read more »

Discovery of the Most Distant Galaxy in the Cosmic Dawn
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Discovery of the Most Distant Galaxy in the Cosmic Dawn

A team of astronomers has used the Subaru Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory to discover the most distant galaxy yet, at 12.91 billion light-years from the Earth. This new galaxy, dubbed... Read more »

Live Webcast: Transits from Earth, Jupiter & Saturn, Past, Present & Future
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Live Webcast: Transits from Earth, Jupiter & Saturn, Past, Present & Future

On Thursday, June 7, 2012, Keck Observatory is hosting a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Jay Pasachoff of Williams College entitled ?Transits of Venus from Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, Past... Read more »

Video: How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe
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Video: How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, Keck Observatory hosted a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Brian Siana of the University of California at Riverside. Below is the recording of that talk, which was... Read more »

How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe
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How Stars Destroyed Almost All the Atoms in the Universe Dr. Brian Siana

On Thursday, May 10, 2012, Keck Observatory hosted a live webcast of an astronomy talk by Dr. Brian Siana of the University of California at Riverside. Below is the... Read more »

Dim Gets Ridiculously Dimmer
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Dim Gets Ridiculously Dimmer

Geese come in gaggles, bass in shoals and a crowd of crows is called a murder. Likewise, there are names for groups of stars. They come in constellations, globular clusters, dwarf galaxies and... Read more »