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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 »

LASER VISION GIVES NEW EYES TO KECK TELESCOPE
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LASER VISION GIVES NEW EYES TO KECK TELESCOPE

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (September 17th, 2004) The Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics system at the W. M. Keck Observatory is exceeding performance expectations and is poised to revolutionize many fields of... Read more »

HAWAII SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
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HAWAII SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (September 8th, 2004) Hawaii has been selected as one of 13 national sites for the Journey through the Universe program run by the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. In... Read more »

KECK HELPS FIND NEW CLASS OF PLANET
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KECK HELPS FIND NEW CLASS OF PLANET

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (August 31st, 2004) Astronomers announced today the first discovery of a new class of planets beyond our solar system about 10 to 20 times the size of Earth - far smaller than any... Read more »

EARLY FINDINGS ABOUT THE GALACTIC CENTER TO BE PRESENTED AT KECK SCIENCE MEETING
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EARLY FINDINGS ABOUT THE GALACTIC CENTER TO BE PRESENTED AT KECK SCIENCE MEETING

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (August 27th, 2004) New images of the galactic center will be presented at the 2004 Keck Science Meeting on September 17 at the UCLA Campus in Los Angeles. The new pictures clearly... Read more »