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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 »

KECK, HUBBLE IMAGES SHOW CONTINUED TURBULENCE IN JUPITER’S ATMOSPHERE
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KECK, HUBBLE IMAGES SHOW CONTINUED TURBULENCE IN JUPITER’S ATMOSPHERE

Berkeley (May 22nd, 2008) Increased turbulence and storms first observed on Jupiter more than two years ago are still raging, according to astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley, and... Read more »

COMPACT GALAXIES IN EARLY UNIVERSE PACK A BIG PUNCH
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COMPACT GALAXIES IN EARLY UNIVERSE PACK A BIG PUNCH

Baltimore, Md. (April 29th, 2008) Imagine receiving an announcement touting the birth of a baby 20 inches long and weighing 180 pounds. After reading this puzzling message, you would immediately... Read more »

NOVA PHENOMENON EXPLAINED WITH NULLING MODE AT KECK OBSERVATORY
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NOVA PHENOMENON EXPLAINED WITH NULLING MODE AT KECK OBSERVATORY

MAUNA KEA (January 28th, 2008) First results from a new scientific instrument at W. M. Keck Observatory are helping scientists understand the physics behind recurrent novae, a type of cataclysmic... Read more »

NASA Mega-Telescope Gears Up to Study Cosmos
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NASA Mega-Telescope Gears Up to Study Cosmos

(December 5th, 2007) NASA has selected three teams of scientists to begin studying disks of dust around nearby stars starting in February 2008, using the Keck Interferometer in Mauna Kea, Hawaii.... Read more »