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Mysterious G2 Cloud Near Black Hole Identified
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Mysterious G2 Cloud Near Black Hole Identified

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – The mystery about a thin, bizarre object in the center of the Milky Way headed toward our galaxy’s enormous black hole has been solved by UCLA astronomers using the W. M. Keck... Read more »

Scientists Build First Map of Hidden Universe
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Scientists Build First Map of Hidden Universe

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii – A team led by astronomers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy has created the first three-dimensional map of the ‘adolescent’ Universe, just 3 billion years... Read more »

Hilton Lewis Appointed Director of W. M. Keck Observatory
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Hilton Lewis Appointed Director of W. M. Keck Observatory

KAMUELA, Hawaii – The board of the W. M. Keck Observatory is pleased to announce that Hilton Lewis has been appointed Director of Keck Observatory, effective immediately. He has served as the... Read more »

Keck Observatory Gives Astronomers First Glimpse of Monster Galaxy Formation
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Keck Observatory Gives Astronomers First Glimpse of Monster Galaxy Formation

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII — After years of searching, Yale University astronomers have discovered a window into the early, violent formation of the nuclei of the Universe’s monster galaxies. After... Read more »

Keck Observatory Helps Offer Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe
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Keck Observatory Helps Offer Best View Yet of Merging Galaxies in Distant Universe

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII — An international team of astronomers has obtained the best view yet of a collision that took place between two galaxies when the universe was only half its current age using the... Read more »

Observations Reveal Massive Eruptions on Jupiter’s Moon Io
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Observations Reveal Massive Eruptions on Jupiter’s Moon Io

Mauna Kea, Hawaii — Three massive volcanic eruptions occurred on Jupiter's moon Io within a two-week period, leading astronomers to speculate that these presumed rare "outbursts," which can send... Read more »

Merging Galaxies Illuminate the Cosmic Food Chain
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Merging Galaxies Illuminate the Cosmic Food Chain

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – Scientists studying a ‘twin’ of the Milky Way have used the W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru Observatory to accurately model how it is swallowing another, smaller... Read more »

Ancient Worlds from Another Galaxy Discovered Next Door
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Ancient Worlds from Another Galaxy Discovered Next Door

MAUNA KEA, HI -- An international team of scientists, led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London, report of two new planets orbiting Kapteyn’s star, one of the oldest stars found near... Read more »

Planet Found with an 80,000-Year Orbit
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Planet Found with an 80,000-Year Orbit

MAUNA KEA, HAWAII – A team of researchers has discovered and photographed a gas giant only 155 light years from our solar system, adding to the short list of exoplanets discovered through direct... Read more »

First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini Observatories
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First Potentially Habitable Earth-Sized Planet Confirmed by Keck and Gemini Observatories

The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. The initial... Read more »