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Video: The Accelerating Universe
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Video: The Accelerating Universe

Nobel Laureate astronomer Brian Schmidt presents the story of the discovery of dark energy to an audience of enthusiastic Keck Observatory donors at the Fairmont Orchid, Big Island of Hawai’i, on... Read more »

Astronomers Discover ‘Emerald-Cut’ Galaxy
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Astronomers Discover ‘Emerald-Cut’ Galaxy

<p>Kamuela HI—An international team of astronomers has discovered and explained a rare square galaxy with a striking resemblance to an emerald cut diamond by using both Keck and Subaru telescopes.... Read more »

Video: From Hot Jupiters to Habitable Planets
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Video: From Hot Jupiters to Habitable Planets

<p>Dr. Debra Fischer of Yale University explains the lively science of planet hunting. This talk was delivered on Feb. 27, 2012, at The Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawai’i to an audience... Read more »

Video: Discovering Dark Stars
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Video: Discovering Dark Stars

Dr. Adam Burgasser of UC San Diego tells about the surging science of brown dwarfs—the failed stars that blur the line between planets and stars. This talk was delivered on Jan. 24, 2012, under balmy... Read more »

Powerful New Astronomy Tool Arrives on Mauna Kea
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Powerful New Astronomy Tool Arrives on Mauna Kea

A much anticipated new scientific instrument arrived on Feb. 16 at the Keck I telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea.The new instrument, called MOSFIRE, is 25 times more light-sensitive than others... Read more »

Video: Seeing the Invisible Universe
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Video: Seeing the Invisible Universe

Below is a recording of a live Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk given by Dr. Tom Soifer on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea, on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Dr. Soifer’s talk... Read more »

Video: Keck in Motion
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Video: Keck in Motion

Here’s a new, lively short video that shows a lot of typical things that go on at Keck Observatory’s twin telescopes over the course of 24 hours. This video was created by Andrew Cooper, a Keck... Read more »

VIDEO: Discovering Dark Stars
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VIDEO: Discovering Dark Stars

This is a two-part video recording of a Jan. 24, 2012, lecture by Dr. Adam Burgasser. The topic is the surging science of brown dwarfs, which blur the line betwewen stars and planets. The... Read more »

Super-Earth Detected in Habitable Zone of Nearby Star
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Super-Earth Detected in Habitable Zone of Nearby Star

Santa Cruz, CA—An international team of scientists has discovered a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting a nearby star. With an orbital period of about 28 days and a minimum mass 4.5 times... Read more »

Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Top Award
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Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Top Award

A Keck Observatory astronomer who led the way to the discovery of a super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy has been recognized this week with the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy, an... Read more »