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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 »

Keck, Magellan & Hubble Telescopes Find Galactic Recyclers
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Keck, Magellan & Hubble Telescopes Find Galactic Recyclers

Kamuela, HI - The secret of longevity is recycling, at least for galaxies, say astronomers who have used a trio of the world’s best telescopes to study the uncharted space around vibrant... Read more »

Found: Pristine Gas From The Big Bang
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Found: Pristine Gas From The Big Bang

Kamuela, HI – Two clumps of primordial gas from the dawn of time have been detected in deep space by astronomers using the 10-meter telescopes at the W. M. Keck Observatory. The gas clouds are too... Read more »

Keck Telescope Snaps Images of Asteroid’s Exit
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Keck Telescope Snaps Images of Asteroid’s Exit

Kamuela HI – One of the world’s largest optical/infrared telescopes has captured near-infrared light images of asteroid YU55 as it was departing its close flyby of Earth the night of Nov. 8,... Read more »

Youngest Planet Seen As It’s Forming
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Youngest Planet Seen As It’s Forming

Kamuela, HI – The first direct image of a planet in the process of forming around its star has been captured by astronomers who combined the power of the 10-meter Keck telescopes with a bit of... Read more »