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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe

Kamuela, Hawaii – A group of astronomers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the U.S. Mainland, Canada, and Europe recently used the twin telescopes of the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea,... Read more »

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Keck Week 2013 Commemorates W.M. Keck Observatory’s 20th Anniversary

Kamuela, Hawaii– This Spring, the W. M. Keck Observatory is throwing a weeklong party called Keck Week 2013, to celebrate the observatory’s first twenty years of high-impact, game-changing... Read more »

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Swinburne Team on Keck Discovers Farthest Supernova Ever

Kamuela, Hawaii – Two ‘super-luminous’ supernovae — stellar explosions 10–100 times brighter than other supernova types — have been detected in the distant Universe, using the W.M. Keck... Read more »

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Keck confirms: Armchair astronomers find planet in four-star system

Kamuela, Hawaii --- A joint effort of citizen scientists and professional astronomers at W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has led to the first reported case of a Tatooine-like planet orbiting twin... Read more »

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Astronomers at Keck Upend Galaxy Evolution Theory

Kamuela, Hawaii -- A comprehensive study of hundreds of galaxies observed by the Keck telescopes in Hawaii and NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has revealed an unexpected pattern of change that... Read more »

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.@LindaLy79 Excellent question! Here is the best way to know: mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu. It's dedicated just to Mauna Kea weather
CIT observers will work with MOSFIRE tonight. And UCI observers will work with DEIMOS. Sun set 06:36:00pm rise 06:33:00am
Observers from CIT will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:36:00pm rise 06:34:00am
On Keck 1, we have NASA observers using MOSFIRE. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using DEIMOS. Sun set 06:35:00pm rise 06:34:00am
UCSC observers will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, and ANU observers will use DEIMOS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:35:00pm rise 06:35:00am

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