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FAINT NEW RING DISCOVERED AROUND URANUS
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FAINT NEW RING DISCOVERED AROUND URANUS

BERKELEY, Calif. (December 22nd, 2005) Astronomers have made the first ground-based observations of one of two new rings discovered recently around the planet Uranus by the Hubble Space Telescope and... Read more »

PRECURSOR TO PROTEINS AND DNA FOUND IN STELLAR DISK
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PRECURSOR TO PROTEINS AND DNA FOUND IN STELLAR DISK

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (December 20th, 2005) Astronomers at W. M. Keck Observatory have found – for the first time – some of the basic compounds necessary to build organic molecules and one of the... Read more »

HIGH RES IMAGES OF GALACTIC CENTER
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HIGH RES IMAGES OF GALACTIC CENTER

UCLA PRESS RELEASE (December 12th, 2005) UCLA astronomers and colleagues published the first high-resolution images of the center of our Milky Way galaxy, including the area surrounding the... Read more »

NEW RESULTS SHOW EXPANSION RATE OF THE UNIVERSE IS INCREASING
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NEW RESULTS SHOW EXPANSION RATE OF THE UNIVERSE IS INCREASING

CALTECH PRESS RELEASE (November 22nd, 2005) Based on an ongoing study of exploding stars in the distant universe, astrophysicists have concluded that the effect of the “dark energy” that is speeding... Read more »

KECK RELEASES DATA OF GAMMA RAY BURST 051111
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KECK RELEASES DATA OF GAMMA RAY BURST 051111

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (November 16th, 2005) Spectral data of gamma-ray burst GRB 051111 were collected with the Keck I telescope on November 11, 2005 (UT). The data is available to the public at: GRB... Read more »

HUDSON FOUNDATION INVESTS $75,000 IN W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY
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HUDSON FOUNDATION INVESTS $75,000 IN W. M. KECK OBSERVATORY

KAMUELA, Hawaii (November 7th, 2005) The W. M. Keck Observatory received a grant of $75,000 from the M.R. and Evelyn Hudson Foundation to improve astronomy research and technology. The grant will... Read more »

MOON DISCOVERED ORBITING 10th PLANET (2003 UB313)
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MOON DISCOVERED ORBITING 10th PLANET (2003 UB313)

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (October 3rd, 2005) Scientists are over the moon at the W. M. Keck Observatory and the California Institute of Technology over a new discovery of a satellite orbiting the Solar... Read more »

MILESTONE FOR KECK INTERFEROMETER
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MILESTONE FOR KECK INTERFEROMETER

JPL PRESS RELEASE (September 29th, 2005) Are we alone in the universe? Are there planets like Earth around other “suns” that might harbor life? Thanks to a recent technology breakthrough on a key... Read more »

RESULTS FROM ‘DEEP IMPACT’ MISSION: MAUNA KEA’S GIANT EYES REUNITE COMET FAMILIES
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RESULTS FROM ‘DEEP IMPACT’ MISSION: MAUNA KEA’S GIANT EYES REUNITE COMET FAMILIES

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (September 15th, 2005) When NASA’s Deep Impact mission ploughed into comet 9P/Tempel 1 on July 4th of this year, the giant telescopes on Mauna Kea had a unique view of the massive... Read more »

DEBBIE GOODWIN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT
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DEBBIE GOODWIN APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF ADVANCEMENT

KAMUELA, Hawaii (August 8th, 2005) Debbie Goodwin has been named director of advancement at the W. M. Keck Observatory on Hawaii Island. Ms. Goodwin was most recently the Interim Director of... Read more »