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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 »

Oxygen: Breathing the Universe
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Oxygen: Breathing the Universe

Here is the video recording of the Oct. 13, 2011, Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk by Dr. Lisa Kewley, of the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Astronomy. The venue is the historic Kahilu Theatre... Read more »

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Accelerating Expansion of the Universe
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Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Accelerating Expansion of the Universe

The expansion of the universe is accelerating, and this is likely driven by dark energy, a mysterious repulsive force.  Three astronomers won the Nobel prize on Tuesday for their research on... Read more »

Universe’s “Standard Candles” Are White Dwarf Mergers
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Universe’s “Standard Candles” Are White Dwarf Mergers

Berkeley — A new survey of distant Type Ia supernovae suggests that many if not most of these supernovae - key to astronomers’ conclusion that dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the... Read more »

Citizen Scientists, Kepler and Keck Uncover New Planets
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Citizen Scientists, Kepler and Keck Uncover New Planets

Astronomers at Yale University have announced the discovery of the first two potential exoplanets found by the online citizen scientist Planet Hunters program. Users of the Planet Hunters program... Read more »

Uncovering the Secrets of the Great Supernova
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Uncovering the Secrets of the Great Supernova

Kamuela, HI – A once-in-a-lifetime nearby stellar explosion now unfolding in a neighboring galaxy has astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory scrambling to ask questions that can’t be answered... Read more »

Bizarre Diamond Planet Found
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Bizarre Diamond Planet Found

Astronomers believe they’ve found a small planet made of diamond, orbiting an unusual star. The discovery was made using using ‘The Dish’ — CSIRO’s radio telescope near Parkes, New South... Read more »