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RECORD OF DECISION ISSUED FOR OUTRIGGER TELESCOPE PROJECT
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RECORD OF DECISION ISSUED FOR OUTRIGGER TELESCOPE PROJECT

WASHINGTON, D. C. (August 5th, 2005) NASA has released its Record of Decision concerning the Outrigger Telescopes Project, selecting the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea as the site for the... Read more »

PUBLIC INVITED TO DEEP IMPACT
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PUBLIC INVITED TO DEEP IMPACT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (July 3rd, 2005) For the first time ever, the W. M. Keck Observatory will let the public “eavesdrop” on actual observations as they come in from Deep Impact, a NASA Discovery... Read more »

KECK FINDS FIRST LARGE ROCKY PLANET FOUND OUTSIDE THE SOLAR SYSTEM
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KECK FINDS FIRST LARGE ROCKY PLANET FOUND OUTSIDE THE SOLAR SYSTEM

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (June 13th, 2005) Data obtained at the W. M. Keck Observatory has resulted in the discovery of the most earth-like world to ever be discovered—but it’s not likely to hold that... Read more »

HOT ON THE TRAIL OF NATURE’S EXOTIC FLASHERS
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HOT ON THE TRAIL OF NATURE’S EXOTIC FLASHERS

Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 31st, 2005) Astronomers have uncovered tantalizing insight into the origin of short gamma-ray bursts, a mysterious class of high-energy transients that have eluded detail... Read more »

ANDROMEDA GALAXY THREE TIMES BIGGER IN DIAMETER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT
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ANDROMEDA GALAXY THREE TIMES BIGGER IN DIAMETER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT

206th AAS MEETING (May 30th, 2005) The lovely Andromeda galaxy appeared as a warm fuzzy blob to the ancients. To modern astronomers millennia later, it appeared as an excellent opportunity to better... Read more »

FIRST-EVER INFRARED FLASH CHALLENGES OLD NOTION OF NATURE’S BIGGEST BANG
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FIRST-EVER INFRARED FLASH CHALLENGES OLD NOTION OF NATURE’S BIGGEST BANG

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (May 11th, 2005) The W. M. Keck Observatory has helped confirm a big discovery by an unassumingly small robotic telescope in Arizona. The first infrared flash found during a... Read more »

KECK AND SPITZER FIND FIRST STARS IN DISTANT GALAXIES
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KECK AND SPITZER FIND FIRST STARS IN DISTANT GALAXIES

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (April 2nd, 2005) Astronomers have used the Keck, Spitzer and Hubble telescopes to catch the light coming from the first stars to form in some of the most distant galaxies yet seen.... Read more »

KECK IMAGES OF TITAN BEFORE THIRD CASSINI FLY-BY
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KECK IMAGES OF TITAN BEFORE THIRD CASSINI FLY-BY

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (February 16th, 2005) Images of Titan taken February 15, 2005 just 23 minutes before the Cassini spacecraft’s third flyby of the moon. In this near-infrared color composite image... Read more »

SATURN’S STRANGE HOT SPOT
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SATURN’S STRANGE HOT SPOT

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (February 4th, 2005) Astronomers using the Keck I telescope in Hawaii are learning much more about a strange, thermal “hot spot” on Saturn that is located at the tip of the planet’s... Read more »

HUYGENS PROBE ARRIVES AT TITAN
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HUYGENS PROBE ARRIVES AT TITAN

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (January 14th, 2005) The Huygens probe impacted Titan’s atmosphere at 09:06 GMT Friday morning, with an expected landing on Titan’s mysterious surface three hours later. This... Read more »