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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 »

Keck Helps Discover Record Fifth Planet
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Keck Helps Discover Record Fifth Planet

Berkeley (November 6th, 2007) A team of American astronomers announced the discovery of a record-breaking fifth planet around the nearby star 55 Cancri, making it the only star aside from the sun... Read more »

Morning forecast on Titan calls for widespread methane drizzle off Xanadu, according to Keck, VLT im
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Morning forecast on Titan calls for widespread methane drizzle off Xanadu, according to Keck, VLT im

(October 11th, 2007) Berkeley — Noted for its bizarre hydrocarbon lakes and frozen methane clouds, Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, also appears to have widespread drizzles of methane, according to a... Read more »

Scientists ‘Weigh’ Tiny Galaxy Halfway Across Universe
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Scientists ‘Weigh’ Tiny Galaxy Halfway Across Universe

(October 4th, 2007) Santa Barbara, California –– A tiny galaxy, nearly halfway across the universe, the smallest in size and mass known to exist at that distance, has been identified by an... Read more »

Dark, but Light: Smallest Galaxies Ever Seen Solve a Big Problem
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Dark, but Light: Smallest Galaxies Ever Seen Solve a Big Problem

Mauna Kea (September 12th, 2007) Mauna Kea scientists may have solved a discrepancy between the number of extremely small, faint galaxies predicted to exist near the Milky Way and the number actually... Read more »

‘One Of The Most Curious Objects In The Sky’ Delights Astronomers Again
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‘One Of The Most Curious Objects In The Sky’ Delights Astronomers Again

Mauna Kea (August 29th, 2007) Edwin Hubble once called IC 10 “one of the most curious objects in the sky,” and new observations of the extremely faint, lightweight dwarf galaxy are giving... Read more »

Scientists Study Changes In Planets Rings
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Scientists Study Changes In Planets Rings

Berkeley (August 23rd, 2007) As the rings of Uranus swing edge-on to Earth – a short-lived view we get only once every 42 years – astronomers observing the event are getting an unprecedented,... Read more »