Astronomers Discover S0-2 Star is Single and Ready for Big Einstein Test
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Astronomers Discover S0-2 Star is Single and Ready for Big Einstein Test

No companion found for famous young bright star orbiting Milky Way’s supermassive black holeMaunakea, Hawaii– Astronomers have the “all-clear” for an exciting test of Einstein’s Theory of... Read more »

Amateur Astronomer Captures Rare First Light of Massive Exploding Star
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Amateur Astronomer Captures Rare First Light of Massive Exploding Star

Maunakea, Hawaii – Thanks to lucky snapshots taken by an amateur astronomer in Argentina, scientists have obtained their first view of the initial burst of light from the explosion of a massive... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Habitability of  Our Universe
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Astronomy Talk: Habitability of Our Universe Avi Loeb

Is life most likely to emerge at the present cosmic time near a star like the Sun? Dr. Loeb will review the habitability of the Universe throughout cosmic history from... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Black Holes Last Tango in Space
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Astronomy Talk: Black Holes Last Tango in Space David Reitze

The first direct detections of gravitational waves in late 2015 were made possible by a dedicated forty year quest to design, build, and operate LIGO, the Laser... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Science Behind Interstellar
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Astronomy Talk: The Science Behind Interstellar Kip Thorne, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate

How scientifically accurate is the blockbuster film Interstellar? Dr. Kip Thorne will take you behind the scenes of the movie and explain how he helped Hollywood turn... Read more »

Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod
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Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international research team led by Université de Montréal astrophysicist Lauren Weiss has discovered that exoplanets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes and a... Read more »

Nobel Physics Prize Laureate Kip Thorne Talks Interstellar at W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk
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Nobel Physics Prize Laureate Kip Thorne Talks Interstellar at W. M. Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk

WAIMEA (KAMUELA), Hawai`i – Dr. Kip Thorne, world-renowned theoretical astrophysicist, 2017 Nobel Physics Prize Laureate, and executive producer of the blockbuster film Interstellar brought his... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES
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W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES

Near-Infrared Echellette Spectrometer Designed to Find the Faintest, Most Violent Objects in the UniverseMaunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers at W. M. Keck Observatory have successfully met a major... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: The Restless Universe
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Astronomy Talk: The Restless Universe Shri Kulkarni

Cosmic explosions were first noted nearly 2,000 years ago but only in the past 100 years have astronomers secured recognition of classes of explosions ranging from... Read more »