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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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Adaptive Optics allows Earth-based monitoring of Io’s Fiery show

Kamuela, Hawaii – Watching active volcanic eruptions should be done from a safe distance, and a group of California researchers has figured out how to do it from, ironically, Mauna Kea – one of... Read more »

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Astronomers Map Dark Matter Filament

Kamuela, Hawaii -- Astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and other telescopes on Mauna Kea have studied a giant filament of dark matter in 3D for the first time.... Read more »

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UCLA astronomers at Keck Observatory discover pivotal star to test Einstein’s theory

Today, UCLA astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory reported the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering... Read more »

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Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Top Award

A Keck Observatory astronomer who led the way to the discovery of a super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy has been recognized this week with the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy, an... Read more »

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Most Distant Dwarf Galaxy Detected

Kamuela, HI—Scientists have long struggled to detect the dim dwarf galaxies that orbit our own galaxy. So it came as a surprise on Jan. 18 when a team of astronomers using Keck II telescope’s... Read more »

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Smallest Solar System Found

KAMUELA, HI – For years the search for exoplanets has largely been like Gulliver’s visit to Brobdingnag: colossal systems of giant gas planets orbiting mammoth stars. But astronomers have finally... Read more »

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Tonight observers from UCLA and KECK will use MOSFIRE and NIRC2-LGS. Sun set 06:50:00pm rise 05:53:00am
Two years ago NDomer73 produced this video. His description of the adaptive optics systems we use is good. bit.ly/1m5SJvx
.@VirtualAstro Thanks for the RT. You've got a terrific group of followers!
Did you get to see the #lunareclipse? Here's what it looked like from the mighty Keck Observatory. By: Andrew Hara pic.twitter.com/8nuQpsNVjU
WOW!!!! Lunar Eclipse, Hawaiian-style! Found at on.fb.me/1eMiFoi pic.twitter.com/1zMgrvx1hx

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