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Smallest Solar System Found
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Smallest Solar System Found

KAMUELA, HI – For years the search for exoplanets has largely been like Gulliver’s visit to Brobdingnag: colossal systems of giant gas planets orbiting mammoth stars. But astronomers have finally... Read more »

Keck & Subaru Telescopes Find Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time
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Keck & Subaru Telescopes Find Rare Galaxy at Dawn of Time

Kamuela, HI – Astronomers have spotted one of the most distant galaxies known, churning out stars at a shockingly high rate. The blob-like galaxy, called GN-108036, is located 12.9 billion... Read more »

Kepler, Keck Telescopes Discover Earth-Size Exoplanets
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Kepler, Keck Telescopes Discover Earth-Size Exoplanets

NASA’s Kepler mission, aided by the Keck I Telescope, has discovered the first Earth-size planets orbiting a Sun-like star outside our solar system. The planets, called Kepler-20e and Kepler-20f, are... Read more »

Keck Telescope Creator To Receive 2012 Franklin Medal
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Keck Telescope Creator To Receive 2012 Franklin Medal

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia has announced that Jerry Nelson, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will receive the 2012 Benjamin Franklin... Read more »

VIDEO: Oodles of Exoplanets
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VIDEO: Oodles of Exoplanets

This is the video of a Dec. 8, 2011, Keck Astronomy Talk at the Kahilu Theatre in Waimea-Kamuela, Hawaii. The talk is entitled “Oodles of Exoplanets: The Search for Other Earths,” by Greg... Read more »

Astronomers Find New Clues to Supernova Origins
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Astronomers Find New Clues to Supernova Origins

Synopsis: Astronomers have taken a big step forward in identifying the unseen partners of stars that blow up and make the universe’s “standard candle” supernovas. Observations by both Keck... Read more »

New Goldilocks Planet Detected
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New Goldilocks Planet Detected

Washington, D.C.—The Keck I telescope has been used to establish the mass of a planet in the habitable zone around a star—that’s the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s... Read more »

Record Massive Black Holes Found Lurking in Monster Galaxies
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Record Massive Black Holes Found Lurking in Monster Galaxies

BERKELEY—Astronomers using the Keck II telescope and other observatories have discovered the largest black holes to date—two monsters with masses equivalent to 10 billion Suns that are threatening to... Read more »

Keck Telescopes Find 18 New Exoplanets
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Keck Telescopes Find 18 New Exoplanets

KAMUELA, Hawaii—A whopping 18 new, bona fide exoplanets have been discovered and confirmed by a team of Caltech astronomers using the Keck Telescopes and two other ground-based observatories. ... Read more »

TEDxHONOLULU - Dr. Michael Liu - Telescopes as Time Machines
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TEDxHONOLULU - Dr. Michael Liu - Telescopes as Time Machines

Watch these 18 science-packed minutes from this recent live webcast of Dr. Mike Liu, a frequent Keck Telescope user.  Read more »