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Keck and Kepler Team up To Find Other Earths
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Keck and Kepler Team up To Find Other Earths

KAMUELA, HI — For nearly a decade, Cal-Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy and his colleagues have been using the W. M. Keck telescopes to discover giant planets orbiting distant stars. Now, with the... Read more »

Maunakea Lecture Series Celebrates  the International Year of Astronomy 2009
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Maunakea Lecture Series Celebrates the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Hawai‘i Island, HI –  The public is invited to attend The Maunakea 2009 Lecture Series, free monthly lectures throughout 2009 hosted by ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and W. M. Keck Observatory to... Read more »

Discovery of Methane Reveals Mars Is Not a Dead Planet
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Discovery of Methane Reveals Mars Is Not a Dead Planet

WASHINGTON—A team of NASA and university scientists has achieved the first definitive detection of methane in the atmosphere of Mars. This discovery indicates the planet is either biologically or... Read more »

Astronomers use gamma-ray burst to probe star formation in the early universe
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Astronomers use gamma-ray burst to probe star formation in the early universe

LONG BEACH, CA (January 6th, 2009) The brilliant afterglow of a powerful gamma-ray burst (GRB) has enabled astronomers to probe the star-forming environment of a distant galaxy, resulting in the... Read more »

ASTRONOMERS CAPTURE FIRST IMAGES OF NEWLY-DISCOVERED PLANETARY SYSTEM
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ASTRONOMERS CAPTURE FIRST IMAGES OF NEWLY-DISCOVERED PLANETARY SYSTEM

Kamuela, HI (November 13th, 2008) Using high-contrast, near-infrared adaptive optics observations with the Keck and Gemini telescopes atop Mauna Kea, astronomers for the first time have taken... Read more »

Keck Telescope and Cosmic Lens Resolve Nature and Fate of Early Star-Forming
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Keck Telescope and Cosmic Lens Resolve Nature and Fate of Early Star-Forming

PASADENA, Calif. (October 15th, 2008) Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and their colleagues have provided unique insight into the nature of a young star-forming galaxy... Read more »

KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2008: WELCOME TO THE EDGE OF DISCOVERY
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KECK OBSERVATORY OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2008: WELCOME TO THE EDGE OF DISCOVERY

(September 4th, 2008) W. M. Keck Observatorys 2008 Open House will feature “hands-on activities” and displays presenting the science, technology and excitement of astronomy. Read more »

MOST BLACK HOLES MIGHT COME IN ONLY SMALL AND LARGE
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MOST BLACK HOLES MIGHT COME IN ONLY SMALL AND LARGE

(August 20th, 2008) Black holes are sometimes huge cosmic beasts, billions of times the mass of our sun, and sometimes petite with just a few times the sun’s mass. But do black holes also come in... Read more »

RARE STAR MAKING MACHINE FOUND IN EARLY UNIVERSE
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RARE STAR MAKING MACHINE FOUND IN EARLY UNIVERSE

(July 11th, 2008) Astronomers have uncovered an extreme stellar machine of a galaxy in the very remote universe, pumping out stars at a surprising rate of up to 4,000 per year. In comparison, our own... Read more »

ASTRONOMERS WEIGH THE COLDEST BROWN DWARFS WITH ASTRONOMY’S SHARPEST EYES
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ASTRONOMERS WEIGH THE COLDEST BROWN DWARFS WITH ASTRONOMY’S SHARPEST EYES

Honolulu (June 2nd, 2008) Astronomers have used ultrasharp images obtained with the Keck Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope to determine for the first time the masses of the coldest class of... Read more »