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Discovered: Youngest Fully-Formed Exoplanet Ever
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Discovered: Youngest Fully-Formed Exoplanet Ever

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A team of Caltech-led researchers discovered the youngest fully-formed exoplanet ever detected using the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii and the Kepler Space... Read more »

Planet-Devouring Star Reveals Possible Limestone Crumbs
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Planet-Devouring Star Reveals Possible Limestone Crumbs

By Steve JeffersonMAUNAKEA, HI – A group of researchers using the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered a planet-like body that may have been encrusted in limestone and is having its surface... Read more »

Universe’s Expansion is Faster Than Expected
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Universe’s Expansion is Faster Than Expected

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii have obtained the most precise measurement yet of how fast the universe is expanding at the present time, and it... Read more »

A Young Mammoth Cluster of Galaxies Sighted in the Early Universe
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A Young Mammoth Cluster of Galaxies Sighted in the Early Universe

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – Astronomers have uncovered evidence for a vast collection of young galaxies 12 billion light years away. The newly discovered “proto-cluster” of galaxies, observed when the... Read more »

Faintest Early-Universe Galaxy Ever, Detected and Confirmed
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Faintest Early-Universe Galaxy Ever, Detected and Confirmed

By Steve JeffersonMAUNAKEA, Hawaii – An international team of scientists has detected and confirmed the faintest early-Universe galaxy ever using the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit on... Read more »

​Four Synchronized Planets Reveal Clues to How Planets Form
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​Four Synchronized Planets Reveal Clues to How Planets Form

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – The search for planets orbiting other stars in our galaxy has revealed an extraordinary family of planets whose orbits are so carefully timed that they provide long-term... Read more »

New Hypervelocity Binary Star Challenges Dark Matter, Stellar Acceleration Models
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New Hypervelocity Binary Star Challenges Dark Matter, Stellar Acceleration Models

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — A team of astronomers at the Friedrich Alexander University led by Péter Németh has discovered a binary star moving nearly at the escape velocity of our galaxy. There are about... Read more »

UCR Student Traces Star Formation Rates in Distant Galaxies
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UCR Student Traces Star Formation Rates in Distant Galaxies

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — A group of researchers, led by a University of California, Riverside graduate student, observed distant galaxies with the MOSFIRE high-resolution near-infrared spectrometer at W.... Read more »

Solved! 40 Year-old Mystery on the Size of Shadowy Galaxies
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Solved! 40 Year-old Mystery on the Size of Shadowy Galaxies

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – Using the world’s largest telescopes, researchers discovered ancient cold gas clouds larger than galaxies in the early Universe. The discovery was announced today at a press... 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 »