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Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod
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Planets around Other Stars are like Peas in a Pod

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international research team led by Université de Montréal astrophysicist Lauren Weiss has discovered that exoplanets orbiting the same star tend to have similar sizes and a... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES
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W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with NIRES

Near-Infrared Echellette Spectrometer Designed to Find the Faintest, Most Violent Objects in the UniverseMaunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers at W. M. Keck Observatory have successfully met a major... Read more »

Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies
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Astronomers Shed Light on Formation of Black Holes and Galaxies

Maunakea, Hawaii – Stars forming in galaxies appear to be influenced by the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy, but the mechanism of how that happens has not been clear to... Read more »

A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions
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A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

Researchers Measure the Spin Rates of Bodies Thought to be Either Planets or Tiny "Failed" StarsMaunakea, Hawaii - Taking a picture of an exoplanet—a planet in a solar system beyond our sun—is no... Read more »

Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery
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Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery

Maunakea, Hawaii - Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet seventeen years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so... Read more »

Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die
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Astronomers Discover A Star That Would Not Die

Supernova Discovery Challenges Known Theories of the Death of StarsMaunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers led by Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO) has made a bizarre discovery; a star... Read more »

NASA Awards New Cooperative Agreement to W. M. Keck Observatory
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NASA Awards New Cooperative Agreement to W. M. Keck Observatory

Maunakea, Hawaii - NASA has awarded a five-year Cooperative Agreement with the California Association for Research in Astronomy to continue the science program at the W. M. Keck Observatory.“The... Read more »

Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star
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Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star

Maunakea, Hawaii– A new study by an international team of astronomers reveals that Tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star about 12 light years away from the Sun, has four Earth-sized planets orbiting... Read more »

Scientists Get Best Measure of Star-Forming Material in Galaxy Clusters in Early Universe
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Scientists Get Best Measure of Star-Forming Material in Galaxy Clusters in Early Universe

Maunakea, Hawaii– The international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from... Read more »

“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise
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“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise

Maunakea, Hawaii– Astronomers have spotted a primitive galaxy being devoured by a gigantic neighboring galaxy – a discovery that could provide clues about the early universe.The Little Cub galaxy... Read more »