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Watery Asteroid Discovered in Dying Star Points to Habitable Exoplanets

Kamuela, HI -- Astronomers have found the shattered remains of an asteroid that contained huge amounts of water orbiting an exhausted star, or white dwarf. This suggests that the star GD 61 and its... Read more »

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Telescopes Large and Small Team Up to Study Triple Asteroid

Kamuela, HI -- Combining observations from the world’s largest telescopes with small telescopes used by amateur astronomers, a team of scientists discovered that the large main-belt asteroid (87)... Read more »

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Astronomers Observe Distant Galaxy Powered by Primordial Cosmic Fuel

Kamuela, HI -- Astronomers have detected cold streams of primordial hydrogen, vestigial matter left over from the Big Bang, fueling a distant star-forming galaxy in the early Universe. Profuse flows... Read more »

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Evidence For Densest Galaxy In Nearby Universe

Kamuela, Hawaii -- The densest galaxy in the nearby Universe may have been found. Packed with an extraordinary number of stars, this unusual galaxy is providing astronomers with clues to its... Read more »

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New Class of Star Cluster Discovered

Kamuela, Hawaii – Star clusters with properties not seen before have been discovered by an international team of astrophysicists, led by Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Duncan... Read more »

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Scientists Discover System with Three Planets in Habitable Zone

Kamuela, HI --  A team of scientists recently confirmed six, and possibly seven, planets orbiting a star system a mere 22 light-years from Earth. More importantly, three of those planets are... Read more »

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UCI Scientists Size Up Universe’s Most Lightweight Dwarf Galaxy with Keck Observatory

Kamuela, Hawaii -- The least massive galaxy in the known universe has been measured by UC Irvine scientists, clocking in at just 1,000 or so stars with a bit of dark matter holding them together.The... Read more »

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International Team on Keck Observatory Strengthens Big Bang Theory

Kamuela, Hawaii – An international team of scientists using the most powerful telescope on Earth has discovered the moments just after the Big Bang happened more like the theory predicts,... Read more »

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Mega-galaxy is Missing Link in History of Cosmos

Kamuela, Hawaii – Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, according to UC Irvine-led research... Read more »

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Astronomers Using Keck Observatory Discover Rain Falling from Saturn’s rings

Kamuela, HI -- NASA funded observations on the W. M. Keck Observatory with analysis led by the University of Leicester, England tracked the "rain" of charged water particles into the atmosphere of... Read more »

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LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS are the instruments tonight. Observers are from CIT and UCSC. Sun set 06:23:00pm rise 06:02:00am
Tonight's schedule is LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCSC and CIT. Sun set 06:23:00pm rise 06:02:00am
New molecule found in space connotes life origins | Cornell Chronicle bit.ly/1pxdqNb

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