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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 »

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 »

Zooming in on Infant Planetary Systems
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Zooming in on Infant Planetary Systems

MAUNA KEA, HI—Using both 10-meter Keck telescopes together, astronomers at the W. M. Keck Observatory have been able to peer deeper into proto-planetary disks, swirling clouds of gas and dust that... Read more »

Keck Observatory Project Scientist wins 2010 Kavli Prize
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Keck Observatory Project Scientist wins 2010 Kavli Prize

KAMUELA, HI—Jerry Nelson, an astronomer at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and designer of the revolutionary segmented-mirror Keck telescopes will share the $1 million Kavli Prize in... Read more »

Steidel receives Gruber Cosmology Prize for Observations of Earliest Galaxies
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Steidel receives Gruber Cosmology Prize for Observations of Earliest Galaxies

NEW YORK, NY – Charles Steidel, the Lee A. DuBridge Professor of Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the 2010 Cosmology Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber... Read more »

Possible new type of Supernovae puts Calcium in your Bones
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Possible new type of Supernovae puts Calcium in your Bones

KAMUELA, HI — New data from several telescopes, including the W. M. Keck Observatory, suggest astronomers may have identified a new type of supernovae. The stellar death is thought to have... Read more »

Keck Observatory Showcases Local Artist’s Work
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Keck Observatory Showcases Local Artist’s Work

KAMUELA, HI—Laurie Goldstein, a resident of North Kohala, will present a mixed media art show, entitled “Universe in Color” at the W. M. Keck Observatory headquarters, located at 65-1120... Read more »