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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 »

Astronomers See Historical Supernova From New Angle
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Astronomers See Historical Supernova From New Angle

MAUNA KEA, HI— By observing visible “light echoes,” astronomers have assembled one of the first 3-D perspectives of a cosmic object. The new view of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A confirms... Read more »

Keck Telescope Confirms Smallest Known Star Duo
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Keck Telescope Confirms Smallest Known Star Duo

Mauna Kea, HI -- Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory have identified the smallest known binary system to date. The system, called HM Cancri, consists of two dead stars that revolve around... Read more »

Second Smallest Exoplanet Found to Date Discovered at Keck
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Second Smallest Exoplanet Found to Date Discovered at Keck

WASHINGTON D.C.— Planet hunters using Keck Observatory have detected an extrasolar planet that is only four times the mass of Earth. The planet is the second smallest exoplanet ever discovered and... Read more »

Waltzing Black Holes Take Center Stage at Astronomy Meeting
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Waltzing Black Holes Take Center Stage at Astronomy Meeting

WASHINGTON D.C.—Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory have discovered 33 pairs of black holes in distant galaxies. The new results verify that these waltzing black holes are more common than... Read more »