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Dwarf Star 200 Light Years Away Contains Life’s Building Blocks
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Dwarf Star 200 Light Years Away Contains Life’s Building Blocks

UCLA-led team uses Keck Telescope to discover object in the constellation Boötes with carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogenMany scientists believe the Earth was dry when it first formed, and that... Read more »

Keck Observatory’s New Planet Imager Delivers First Science
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Keck Observatory’s New Planet Imager Delivers First Science

MAUNAKEA, HAWAI'I - A new device on the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has delivered its first images, showing a ring of planet-forming dust around a star and, separately, a cool star-like body,... Read more »

Astronomers Measure Universe Expansion, Get Hints of ‘New Physics’
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Astronomers Measure Universe Expansion, Get Hints of ‘New Physics’

MAUNAKEA, HAWAI'I - Astronomers have just made a new measurement of the Hubble constant, the rate at which the universe is expanding, and it doesn’t quite line up with a different estimate of the... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Will Peer Deep into the Cosmic Web
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W. M. Keck Observatory Will Peer Deep into the Cosmic Web

MAUNAKEA, HAWAI'I - W. M. Keck Observatory (Keck Observatory) is pushing the cutting edge of scientific discovery with the addition of the world's most sensitive instrument for measuring the... Read more »

Long-Term, Hi-Res Tracking of Eruptions on Jupiter’s Moon Io
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Long-Term, Hi-Res Tracking of Eruptions on Jupiter’s Moon Io

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii— Jupiter's moon Io continues to be the most volcanically active body in the solar system, as documented by the longest series of frequent, high-resolution observations of the... Read more »

Rare Fossil Relic of Early Milky Way Discovered
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Rare Fossil Relic of Early Milky Way Discovered

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii – A fossilized remnant of the early Milky Way harboring stars of hugely different ages has been discovered by an international team of astronomers. This stellar system located in... Read more »

Scientists Discover Massive Galaxy Made of 99.99 Percent Dark Matter
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Scientists Discover Massive Galaxy Made of 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — Using the world's most powerful telescopes, an international team of astronomers has discovered a massive galaxy that consists almost entirely of Dark Matter. Using the W. M.... Read more »

Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation, Even in the Early-Universe
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Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation, Even in the Early-Universe

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — The international University of California, Riverside-led SpARCS collaboration has discovered four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found, as they appeared when the... Read more »

UCLA Astronomers Use Keck Observatory to Look Back 12 Billion Years and Measure Oxygen
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UCLA Astronomers Use Keck Observatory to Look Back 12 Billion Years and Measure Oxygen

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — UCLA astronomers have used the W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaii to make the first accurate measurement of the abundance of oxygen in a distant galaxy. Oxygen, the... Read more »

More Than 100 Planets Confirmed in Single Trove
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More Than 100 Planets Confirmed in Single Trove

MAUNAKEA, Hawaii — An international team of astronomers have discovered and confirmed a treasure trove of new worlds. The researchers achieved this extraordinary discovery of exoplanets by... Read more »