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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 »

DIVINING THE SOURCE OF THE WATER-FOUNTAIN NEBULA
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DIVINING THE SOURCE OF THE WATER-FOUNTAIN NEBULA

SAN DIEGO, California (January 13th, 2005) New, very high-resolution (false-color) images of a dying star IRAS16342-3814 (hereafter the Water-Fountain Nebula) taken with the Keck II Telescope... Read more »

KECK LASER CAPTURES NEW VIEW OF DISTANT COLLIDING GALAXIES
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KECK LASER CAPTURES NEW VIEW OF DISTANT COLLIDING GALAXIES

SAN DIEGO, California (January 12th, 2005) For the first time, astronomers have been able to combine the deepest optical images of the universe, obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope, with equally... Read more »

NEW CLOUDS ADD TO TITAN’S MYSTERY
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NEW CLOUDS ADD TO TITAN’S MYSTERY

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (December 15th, 2004) Using adaptive optics on the Keck II and Gemini North telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hawai’i, a U.S. team has discovered a new phenomenon in the atmosphere of... Read more »

POLARIZED SUNGLASSES LET ASTRONOMERS TAKE CLOSER LOOK AT BLACK HOLES
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POLARIZED SUNGLASSES LET ASTRONOMERS TAKE CLOSER LOOK AT BLACK HOLES

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (November 11th, 2004) An international team led by an Edinburgh astronomer have discovered that by studying polarised light from black holes they can focus much more closely on what... Read more »

KECK PICTURES OF URANUS SHOW BEST VIEW FROM THE GROUND
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KECK PICTURES OF URANUS SHOW BEST VIEW FROM THE GROUND

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (November 10th, 2004) Observations of Uranus conducted at the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii are surprising astronomers with the level of detail they can see from the ground. Two... Read more »

MYSTERY OBJECT NEITHER STAR NOR BROWN DWARF
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MYSTERY OBJECT NEITHER STAR NOR BROWN DWARF

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (October 5th, 2004) Astronomers using the Keck II and Gemini North telescopes on Mauna Kea have peered inside a violent binary star system to find that one of the interacting stars... Read more »