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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 »

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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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CIT observers will use LRIS-ADC on Keck 1, and CIT observers will use DEIMOS on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:51:00pm rise 05:55:00am
Einstein Ring! Keck Observatory Helps Offer Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe bit.ly/XTpYc6
Keck Observatory and other telescopes view merging galaxies through a gravitational lens! bit.ly/1ASIpLO pic.twitter.com/BtlYVdm0s1
SCIENCE NEWS: Keck Observatory Gives Astronomers First Glimpse of Monster Galaxy Formation bit.ly/1ARZOUR pic.twitter.com/SUPHNKaYJf
Our guests tonight are observers from CIT and CIT, using LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS respectively. Sun set 06:52:00pm rise 05:55:00am

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