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Keck Telescope Images Super-Luminous Supernova
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Keck Telescope Images Super-Luminous Supernova

Austin, Texas - The Keck I Telescope has played a key role in unraveling the mysteries of one of the brightest supernovas ever discovered. The supernova, called Supernova 2008am, is 3.7 billion... Read more »

New Candidate For Coldest ‘Star’
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New Candidate For Coldest ‘Star’

Kamuela, HI – There is a new candidate for coldest known star: a brown dwarf with about the same temperature as a hot cup of coffee. That’s cool enough to begin crossing the blurry line between... Read more »

Europa Helps Astronomers Penetrate Jupiter’s Lost Belt
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Europa Helps Astronomers Penetrate Jupiter’s Lost Belt

Kamuela, HI - The ongoing turmoil inside Jupiter’s missing – and slowly re-emerging – South Equatorial Belt can now be seen in unprecedented detail thanks to the Keck II telescope’s Adaptive... Read more »

Royal Honor Awarded to Astronomer Richard Ellis
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Royal Honor Awarded to Astronomer Richard Ellis

Pasadena, CA - Richard Salisbury Ellis, the Steele Family Professor of Astronomy at Caltech, has received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. Awarded annually since 1824, the Gold Medal... Read more »

NASA Study Distinguishes Most Distant Galaxy Cluster
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NASA Study Distinguishes Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancient collection of galaxies presumably grew into a modern galaxy... Read more »

Astronomers Discover New Clues to Galaxy Evolution
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Astronomers Discover New Clues to Galaxy Evolution

Seattle, WA - Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), and University of Hawai’i (UH) have discovered 16 close-knit pairs... Read more »

Keck Observatory Pictures show Fourth Planet in Giant Solar System
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Keck Observatory Pictures show Fourth Planet in Giant Solar System

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers announced the discovery of a fourth giant planet joining three others orbiting a nearby star with information that challenges our current understanding of planet formation. ... Read more »

Observations of Jupiter Reveal Rare Signatures of Weather
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Observations of Jupiter Reveal Rare Signatures of Weather

Kamuela, HI, - One of Jupiter’s dark brown stripes that faded out last spring is regaining its color, providing an unprecedented opportunity for astronomers to observe a rare and mysterious... Read more »

Study says Solar Systems like ours may be Common
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Study says Solar Systems like ours may be Common

Kamuela, HI, - Nearly one in four stars like the Sun could have Earth-size planets, according to observations of nearby solar-mass stars made with the Keck telescopes in Hawai’i. UC Berkeley... Read more »

Ground-Based Images of Asteroid Lutetia Complement Spacecraft Flyby
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Ground-Based Images of Asteroid Lutetia Complement Spacecraft Flyby

Kamuela, HI, - The European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft recently beamed back to Earth a dramatic set of close-up images as it flew past the asteroid Lutetia, on its way to a comet... Read more »