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Three Almost Earth-Size Planets Found Orbiting Nearby Star

MAUNA KEA, HI – A team of scientists recently discovered a system of three planets, each just larger than Earth, orbiting a nearby star called EPIC 201367065. The three planets are 1.5-2 times the... Read more »

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Comprehensive Andromeda Study Hints of Violent History

MAUNA KEA, HI – A detailed study of the motions of different stellar populations in Andromeda galaxy by UC Santa Cruz scientists using W. M. Keck Observatory data has found striking differences... Read more »

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Scientists Accurately Quantify Dust Around Planets in Search for Life

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — A new study from the Keck Interferometer, a former NASA project that combined the power of the twin W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii, has brought... Read more »

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‘Eye of Sauron’ Provides New Way of Measuring Distances to Galaxies

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — A team of scientists, led by Dr. Sebastian Hoenig from the University of Southampton, has accurately measured the distance to the nearby NGC4151 galaxy, using the W. M.... Read more »

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Evicted? Possible Black Hole Found 2,600 Light Years from Home

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — An international team of researchers analyzing decades of observations from many facilities — including the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea, the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on... Read more »

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Astronomers Thrilled by Extreme Storms on Uranus

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii — The normally bland face of Uranus has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from CIT and UH/KECK are also ready. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:35:00am
We are setting up HIRESR on Keck 1 for CIT observers, NIRC2-LGS on Keck 2 for UH observers. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:34:00am
@CarmenFragapane Finger crossed: We are hoping to install KCWI Blue this November.

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