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“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise
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“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise

Maunakea, Hawaii– Astronomers have spotted a primitive galaxy being devoured by a gigantic neighboring galaxy – a discovery that could provide clues about the early universe.The Little Cub galaxy... Read more »

Unexpected Classification of Exoplanets Discovered
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Unexpected Classification of Exoplanets Discovered

Two Distinct “Species” of Exoplanets Illuminated using W. M. Keck Observatory DataMaunakea, Hawaii – Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered,... Read more »

Astronomers Prove What Separates True Stars from Wannabes
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Astronomers Prove What Separates True Stars from Wannabes

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers have shown what separates real stars from the wannabes. Not in Hollywood, but out in the universe. “When we look up and see the stars shining at night, we are... Read more »

Ripples in the Cosmic Web
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Ripples in the Cosmic Web

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers for the first time have measured small ripples in the cosmic web using W. M. Keck Observatory images of rare double quasars.The most barren regions of the universe... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Captures Rare High-Resolution Images of Exploded Star
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W. M. Keck Observatory Captures Rare High-Resolution Images of Exploded Star

Maunakea, Hawaii– Scientists will now be able to measure how fast the universe is truly expanding with the kind of precision not possible before.This, after an international team of astronomers led... Read more »

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

Maunakea, Hawaii – W. M. Keck Observatory overnight captured the very first successful science data from its newest, cutting-edge instrument, the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI).KCWI captures... Read more »

Primordial Galaxy Discovered, First of Its Kind
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Primordial Galaxy Discovered, First of Its Kind

Maunakea, Hawaii– Seven years of meticulous observing have resulted in a cosmic discovery that comes from an era dating back 13.1 billion years, giving scientists a detailed glimpse of what may... Read more »

Ancient Dead Galaxy Sets New Record
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Ancient Dead Galaxy Sets New Record

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, spotted a massive, inactive galaxy from a time when the Universe was only 1.65 billion years old. This rare... Read more »

NASA Study Using Keck Telescope Hints at Possible Change in Water ‘Fingerprint’ of Comet
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NASA Study Using Keck Telescope Hints at Possible Change in Water ‘Fingerprint’ of Comet

MAUNAKEA, HAWAI'I - A trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet – an effect not seen by astronomers before, a new NASA study suggests.Astronomers... Read more »

Over 100 New Exoplanet Candidates Discovered With W. M. Keck Observatory
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Over 100 New Exoplanet Candidates Discovered With W. M. Keck Observatory

International team of astronomers releases the largest-ever compilation of exoplanet-detecting observations, made from observatory atop MaunakeaMAUNAKEA, HAWAI'I - An international team of... Read more »