​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 »

Astronomy Talk: Extreme Stars at the Center of the Galaxy
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Astronomy Talk: Extreme Stars at the Center of the Galaxy Dr. Mark Morris

The Stellar Zoo at the center of our Milky Way Galaxy would be quite unfamiliar to a terrestrial visitor. Not only do the types of stars differ in many ways from what we... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: Black Holes and the Fate of the Universe
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Evenings with Astronomers: Black Holes and the Fate of the Universe Dr. Günther Hasinger

Black holes are ubiquitous, and very important components of our Universe. Stellar mass black holes formed in powerful gamma ray bursts in the early Universe.... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Art and Science of the Weather on the Island of Hawaii
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Astronomy Talk: The Art and Science of the Weather on the Island of Hawaii Dr. Steven Businger

University of Hawaii Meterorology Professor, Steven Businger will offer a layman's look at the amazing variety of weather experienced by the Island of Hawaii and will... Read more »

Three Almost Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star
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Three Almost Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

MAUNA KEA, HI – A team of scientists recently discovered a system of three planets, each just larger than Earth, orbiting a nearby star called EPIC 201367065. The three planets are 1.5-2 times the... Read more »

Evenings with Astronomers: MOSFIRE - A Backstage Pass to Frontier Science and Operations at Keck
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Evenings with Astronomers: MOSFIRE - A Backstage Pass to Frontier Science and Operations at Keck Dr. Marc Kassis

The MOSFIRE instrument is a case example of how Keck Observatory maintains its position as a premiere optical and infrared observatory by continuously implementing... Read more »

Comprehensive Andromeda Study Hints of Violent History
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Comprehensive Andromeda Study Hints of Violent History

MAUNA KEA, HI – A detailed study of the motions of different stellar populations in Andromeda galaxy by UC Santa Cruz scientists using W. M. Keck Observatory data has found striking differences... Read more »

Mauna Kea Heavens 2

Mauna Kea Heavens 2 Sean Goebel

We hosted Sean Goebel last summer on Mauna Kea to assist in him making a follow-up to his incredible Mauna Kea Skies video.Here's the result:Mauna Kea Heavens 2 from... Read more »