The Dark Matter Conspiracy
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The Dark Matter Conspiracy

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers, led by Michele Cappellari from the University of Oxford, has used data gathered by the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to analyze the... Read more »

Robot Discovers Two New Neighbors
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Robot Discovers Two New Neighbors

Maunakea, Hawaii – A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaii, California, and Arizona recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years... Read more »

Director Lewis Shares Vision for Keck Observatory
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Director Lewis Shares Vision for Keck Observatory

WAIMEA, HI – As those of you lucky enough to have joined us last Thursday underneath the Hawaiian stars and by the surf of Kauna’oa know, we wrapped up our 10 th season of the Evenings with... Read more »

Cosmic Video: Voyage of Discovery - New Horizons for the W. M. Keck Observatory
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Cosmic Video: Voyage of Discovery - New Horizons for the W. M. Keck Observatory Hilton Lewis

As a 28- year veteran Keck Observatory employee and now at the helm as observatory Director; I will trace the evolution of the Keck Observatory telescopes and how they... Read more »

Cosmic Video: Galaxy Formation - A Journey through Cosmic Time
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Cosmic Video: Galaxy Formation - A Journey through Cosmic Time Dr. Jean Brodie

Our journey begins some 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. All the structure and diversity that we see around us today evolved from the primordial soup of matter... Read more »

Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion
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Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – A team led by astronomers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, recently used the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to observe and measure a rare class of “active... Read more »

Cosmic Video: America’s Space Program - NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions
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Cosmic Video: America’s Space Program - NASA’s Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Missions Charles Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will discuss America’s space program and the challenges the agency faces for the missions of tomorrow. Using a stepping stone... Read more »

​Mars Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water
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​Mars Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water

MAUNA KEA, HI – A primitive ocean on Mars once held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who measured signatures of water in the planet’s atmosphere using the most... Read more »

​Thermonuclear Supernova Ejects Galaxy’s Fastest Star
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​Thermonuclear Supernova Ejects Galaxy’s Fastest Star

MAUNA KEA, HI – Scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory and Pan-STARRS1 telescopes on Hawaii have discovered a star that breaks the galactic speed record, traveling with a velocity of about... Read more »

Supernova Split into Four Images by Cosmic Lens
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Supernova Split into Four Images by Cosmic Lens

MAUNA KEA, HI – Astronomers have for the first time spotted four images of a distant exploding star, arranged in a cross-shape pattern by a powerful gravitational lens. In addition to being a... Read more »