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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 »

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 »