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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 »

Keck Observatory discovers the first Goldilocks Exoplanet
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Keck Observatory discovers the first Goldilocks Exoplanet

Kamuela, HI, -  A team of planet-hunting astronomers, utilizing the HIRES spectrometer on the W.M. Keck Observatory’s Keck I Telescope, has announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting... Read more »

Spectrum of young extrasolar planet yields surprising results
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Spectrum of young extrasolar planet yields surprising results

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers at the University of Hawaii have measured the temperature of a young gas-giant planet around another star using the W. M. Keck Observatory, and the results are puzzling.... Read more »

NSF Awards $1.72 Million to Improve the Keck I Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics System
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NSF Awards $1.72 Million to Improve the Keck I Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics System

Kamuela, HI— The W. M. Keck Observatory has received a $1.72 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design the first near-infrared tip-tilt sensor used to correct for the... Read more »

Reverse Cosmic Lens Advances Quasar Studies
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Reverse Cosmic Lens Advances Quasar Studies

Kamuela, HI — Astronomers using Keck Observatory have identified the first known quasar acting as a gravitational lens that magnifies an even more distant galaxy. The discovery may provide... Read more »