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Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe
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Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe

Kamuela, Hawaii – A group of astronomers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the U.S. Mainland, Canada, and Europe recently used the twin telescopes of the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea,... Read more »

Keck Week 2013 Commemorates W.M. Keck Observatory’s 20th Anniversary
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Keck Week 2013 Commemorates W.M. Keck Observatory’s 20th Anniversary

Kamuela, Hawaii– This Spring, the W. M. Keck Observatory is throwing a weeklong party called Keck Week 2013, to celebrate the observatory’s first twenty years of high-impact, game-changing... Read more »

Swinburne Team on Keck Discovers Farthest Supernova Ever
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Swinburne Team on Keck Discovers Farthest Supernova Ever

Kamuela, Hawaii – Two ‘super-luminous’ supernovae — stellar explosions 10–100 times brighter than other supernova types — have been detected in the distant Universe, using the W.M. Keck... Read more »

Keck confirms: Armchair astronomers find planet in four-star system
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Keck confirms: Armchair astronomers find planet in four-star system

Kamuela, Hawaii --- A joint effort of citizen scientists and professional astronomers at W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has led to the first reported case of a Tatooine-like planet orbiting twin... Read more »

Astronomers at Keck Upend Galaxy Evolution Theory
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Astronomers at Keck Upend Galaxy Evolution Theory

Kamuela, Hawaii -- A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that... Read more »

Adaptive Optics allows Earth-based monitoring of Io’s Fiery show
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Adaptive Optics allows Earth-based monitoring of Io’s Fiery show

Kamuela, Hawaii – Watching active volcanic eruptions should be done from a safe distance, and a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from, ironically, Mauna Kea – one of... Read more »

Astronomers Map Dark Matter Filament
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Astronomers Map Dark Matter Filament

Kamuela, Hawaii -- Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other telescopes on Mauna Kea have studied a giant filament of dark matter in 3D for the first time.... Read more »

UCLA astronomers at Keck Observatory discover pivotal star to test Einstein’s theory
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UCLA astronomers at Keck Observatory discover pivotal star to test Einstein’s theory

Today, UCLA astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory reported the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering... Read more »

Earliest Spiral Galaxy Surprises Astronomers
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Earliest Spiral Galaxy Surprises Astronomers

Kamuela, HI ? In the beginning, galaxies were hot and clumpy ? too hot to settle down and form grand spirals like the Milky Way and other galaxies seen in the nearby universe today. But astronomers... Read more »

Enormous Hot Blobs From Outer Space
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Enormous Hot Blobs From Outer Space

Astronomers have combined the power of the Keck I Telescope with that of NASA?s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) to discover examples of what appears to be one of the missing links in the... Read more »