Children’s Astro Haiku Contest Winners
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Children’s Astro Haiku Contest Winners

Kamuela, HI – The W. M. Keck Observatory’s mission is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world. Today that mission extends to sharing the creativity of some... Read more »

“I Am Oz, The Great and Powerful…”
Cosmic Matters

“I Am Oz, The Great and Powerful…”

When the Wizard of Oz roared that line, he was hidden behind a curtain. He knew all too well that he was not particularly great nor very powerful, and wanted no one to find out (a scheme foiled by... Read more »

Keck’s Twin Telescopes Fire Dual “Phasers”
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Keck’s Twin Telescopes Fire Dual “Phasers”

The plucky few who work near the chilly summit of Mauna Kea were witnesses this week to a sight straight out of sci-fi movies: The first dual laser launches by the W. M. Keck Observatory’s twin... Read more »

Keck & NASA Telescopes Reveal Surprisingly Young Galaxy
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Keck & NASA Telescopes Reveal Surprisingly Young Galaxy

WASHINGTON—Astronomers have uncovered one of the youngest galaxies in the distant universe, with stars that formed 13.5 billion years ago, a mere 200 million years after the big bang. The finding... Read more »

Super Luminous Stars, Deep Dark Skies & Super Moons
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Super Luminous Stars, Deep Dark Skies & Super Moons

The Keck I Telescope has played a key role in unraveling the mysteries of one of the brightest supernovas ever discovered. Supernova 2008am is 3.7 billion light-years away from Earth. At its peak... Read more »

Keck Telescope Images Super-Luminous Supernova
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Keck Telescope Images Super-Luminous Supernova

Austin, Texas - The Keck I Telescope has played a key role in unraveling the mysteries of one of the brightest supernovas ever discovered. The supernova, called Supernova 2008am, is 3.7 billion... Read more »

New Candidate For Coldest ‘Star’
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New Candidate For Coldest ‘Star’

Kamuela, HI – There is a new candidate for coldest known star: a brown dwarf with about the same temperature as a hot cup of coffee. That’s cool enough to begin crossing the blurry line between... Read more »

Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies
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Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies Dr. Brent Tully

(March 10, 2011)  Dr. Brent Tully, from the University of Hawai`i’s Institute for Astronomy, presents “Ultra Compact Dwarf Galaxies.”  A cosmic field blooming with... Read more »

Europa Helps Astronomers Penetrate Jupiter’s Lost Belt
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Europa Helps Astronomers Penetrate Jupiter’s Lost Belt

Kamuela, HI - The ongoing turmoil inside Jupiter’s missing – and slowly re-emerging – South Equatorial Belt can now be seen in unprecedented detail thanks to the Keck II telescope’s Adaptive... Read more »

The Cosmic Web
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The Cosmic Web Dr. Jason Prochaska

(February 10, 2011)  Dr. Jason Prochaska, from the University of California at Santa Cruz, presents “The Cosmic Web.” He describes how modern observational techniques... Read more »