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‘Ridiculously’ Dim Bevy of Stars Found Beyond Milky Way
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‘Ridiculously’ Dim Bevy of Stars Found Beyond Milky Way

Kamuela, HI ? A team of American, Canadian and Chilean astronomers have stumbled onto a remarkably faint cluster of stars orbiting the Milky Way that puts out as much light as only 120 modest... Read more »

Video: Imaging the Cosmic Web
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Video: Imaging the Cosmic Web

Dr. Chris Martin of Caltech explains the ongoing mission to directly observe the vast filaments of gas that connect clusters of galaxies, feed galaxies and create a vast web of matter that connects... Read more »

Video: The Magnificent Night Sky—How to Protect It
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Video: The Magnificent Night Sky—How to Protect It

The advent and spread of electrical lighting has made it ever harder to find the dark skies valued by professional and amateur astronomers, not to mention lovers of starry skies in general. Dr.... Read more »

First Light of Powerful New MOSFIRE Instrument
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First Light of Powerful New MOSFIRE Instrument

Kamuela, HI ? Engineers and astronomers are celebrating the much anticipated first light of the MOSFIRE instrument, now installed on the Keck I telescope at W. M. Keck Observatory. MOSFIRE... Read more »

Recycling galaxies caught in the act
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Recycling galaxies caught in the act

Kamuela, HI—When astronomers add up all the gas and dust contained in ordinary galaxies like our own Milky Way, they stumble on a puzzle: There is not nearly enough matter for stars to be born at... Read more »

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 »