Royal Honor Awarded to Astronomer Richard Ellis
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Royal Honor Awarded to Astronomer Richard Ellis

Pasadena, CA - Richard Salisbury Ellis, the Steele Family Professor of Astronomy at Caltech, has received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Awarded annually since 1824, the Gold Medal... Read more »

NASA Study Distinguishes Most Distant Galaxy Cluster
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NASA Study Distinguishes Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancient collection of galaxies presumably grew into a modern galaxy... Read more »

Astronomers Discover New Clues to Galaxy Evolution
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Astronomers Discover New Clues to Galaxy Evolution

Seattle, WA - Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and University of Hawai’i (UH) have discovered 16 close-knit pairs... Read more »

Weight-Watchers Guide to the Universe: Obese Galaxies Aren’t Dieting
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Weight-Watchers Guide to the Universe: Obese Galaxies Aren’t Dieting

Humans are not alone in their struggle against an increasing waistline.  Astronomers believe that galaxies too put on weight throughout their lives, growing not only by consuming hydrogen gas—which... Read more »

Keck Observatory Pictures show Fourth Planet in Giant Solar System
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Keck Observatory Pictures show Fourth Planet in Giant Solar System

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers announced the discovery of a fourth giant planet joining three others orbiting a nearby star with information that challenges our current understanding of planet formation. ... Read more »

Observations of Jupiter Reveal Rare Signatures of Weather
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Observations of Jupiter Reveal Rare Signatures of Weather

Kamuela, HI, - One of Jupiter’s dark brown stripes that faded out last spring is regaining its color, providing an unprecedented opportunity for astronomers to observe a rare and mysterious... Read more »

Study says Solar Systems like ours may be Common
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Study says Solar Systems like ours may be Common

Kamuela, HI, - Nearly one in four stars like the Sun could have Earth-size planets, according to observations of nearby solar-mass stars made with the Keck telescopes in Hawai’i. UC Berkeley... Read more »

Ground-Based Images of Asteroid Lutetia Complement Spacecraft Flyby
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Ground-Based Images of Asteroid Lutetia Complement Spacecraft Flyby

Kamuela, HI, - The European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft recently beamed back to Earth a dramatic set of close-up images as it flew past the asteroid Lutetia, on its way to a comet... Read more »

Keck Observatory discovers the first Goldilocks Exoplanet
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Keck Observatory discovers the first Goldilocks Exoplanet

Kamuela, HI, -  A team of planet-hunting astronomers, utilizing the HIRES spectrometer on the W.M. Keck Observatory’s Keck I Telescope, has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting... Read more »

Spectrum of young extrasolar planet yields surprising results
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Spectrum of young extrasolar planet yields surprising results

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers at the University of Hawaii have measured the temperature of a young gas-giant planet around another star using the W. M. Keck Observatory, and the results are puzzling.... Read more »