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International Team on Keck Observatory Strengthens Big Bang Theory
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International Team on Keck Observatory Strengthens Big Bang Theory

Kamuela, Hawaii – An international team of scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth has discovered the moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts,... Read more »

Mega-galaxy is Missing Link in History of Cosmos
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Mega-galaxy is Missing Link in History of Cosmos

Kamuela, Hawaii – Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, according to UC Irvine-led research... Read more »

Astronomers Using Keck Observatory Discover Rain Falling from Saturn’s rings
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Astronomers Using Keck Observatory Discover Rain Falling from Saturn’s rings

Kamuela, HI -- NASA funded observations on the W. M. Keck Observatory with analysis led by the University of Leicester, England tracked the "rain" of charged water particles into the atmosphere of... Read more »

NASA and Caltech Astronomers Find Potential Energy Supply For Life on Europa
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NASA and Caltech Astronomers Find Potential Energy Supply For Life on Europa

KAMUELA, HI – Observations of Europa from the W. M. Keck Observatory help NASA and California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomers go one step further in demonstrating life may be possible... Read more »

Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Distant Planet
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Astronomers Detect Water in Atmosphere of Distant Planet

KAMUELA, HI – A team of international scientists using the W. M. Keck Observatory has made the most detailed examination yet of the atmosphere of a Jupiter-size planet beyond our Solar... Read more »

Astronomers Open Window Into Europa’s Ocean
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Astronomers Open Window Into Europa’s Ocean

KAMUELA, Hawaii—With data collected from the mighty W. M. Keck Observatory, California Institute of Technology (Caltech) astronomer Mike Brown — known as the Pluto killer for discovering a... Read more »

Keck Observatory Completes $4 Million Adaptive Optics Fund
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Keck Observatory Completes $4 Million Adaptive Optics Fund

Kamuela, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory has successfully completed a $4 million campaign that will give astronomers the most detailed Adaptive Optics images of the cosmos ever created by... Read more »

Surprise: Earth-sized Planets Are Common
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Surprise: Earth-sized Planets Are Common

Kamuela, Hawaii – A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has found that 17 percent of all sun-like stars have planets one to two... Read more »

Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding
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Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding

Kamuela, Hawaii – Astronomers using the Canada-France-Hawaii and W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii have been amazed to find a group of dwarf galaxies moving in... Read more »

FOUND: One Planet Orbiting Sun-like Star. Only Twelve Light Years Away. May Be Habitable.
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FOUND: One Planet Orbiting Sun-like Star. Only Twelve Light Years Away. May Be Habitable.

An international team of astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory and other telescopes, has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may host five planets – with... Read more »