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Keck captures most detailed images of Uranus ever obtained from Earth

These two images of Uranus are composites of 117 images from 25 July 2012 (left) and 118 images from 26 July 2012 (right), all obtained with the near-infrared NIRC2 camera on the Keck II telescope.... Read more »

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Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding

Kamuela, Hawaii – Astronomers using the Canada-France-Hawaii and W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii have been amazed to find a group of dwarf galaxies moving in... Read more »

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Surprise: Earth-sized Planets Are Common

Kamuela, Hawaii – A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has found that 17 percent of all sun-like stars have planets one to two... Read more »

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Astronomers Open Window Into Europa’s Ocean

KAMUELA, Hawaii—With data collected from the mighty W. M. Keck Observatory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomer Mike Brown — known as the Pluto killer for discovering a... Read more »

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Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Distant Planet

KAMUELA, HI – A team of international scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory has made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-size planet beyond our Solar... Read more »

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NASA and Caltech Astronomers Find Potential Energy Supply For Life on Europa

KAMUELA, HI – Observations of Europa from the W. M. Keck Observatory help NASA and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomers go one step further in demonstrating life may be possible... Read more »

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UCI Scientists Size Up Universe’s Most Lightweight Dwarf Galaxy with Keck Observatory

Kamuela, Hawaii -- The least massive galaxy in the known universe has been measured by UC Irvine scientists, clocking in at just 1,000 or so stars with a bit of dark matter holding them together.The... Read more »

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New Class of Star Cluster Discovered

Kamuela, Hawaii – Star clusters with properties not seen before have been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists, led by Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Duncan... Read more »

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Astronomers Observe Distant Galaxy Powered by Primordial Cosmic Fuel

Kamuela, HI -- Astronomers have detected cold streams of primordial hydrogen, vestigial matter left over from the Big Bang, fueling a distant star-forming galaxy in the early Universe. Profuse flows... Read more »

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Here on Keck 2 the 1st of our 2 primary fields has just risen above the horizon, so we are busily collecting photons from distant galaxies.
Howdy! This is @rhaegal on Keck 2 with grad student Intae, searching for the most distant galaxies with deep spectroscopy on DEIMOS.
Tonight's schedule is LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCLA and NASA. Sun set 06:04:00pm rise 06:09:00am
Griffith Observatory TV on Livestream. bit.ly/1tJbDNx
Wed., Oct. 22,  2014,10:00 pm bit.ly/1tJ5mkP Keck Observatory demonstrates "the pinnacle of the extension of human vision"