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Found: Earth’s Closest Cousin Yet
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Found: Earth’s Closest Cousin Yet

Maunakea, Hawaii – The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new... Read more »

Gigantic, Early Black Hole Could Upend Evolutionary Theory
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Gigantic, Early Black Hole Could Upend Evolutionary Theory

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astrophysicists led by Benny Trakhtenbrot, a researcher at ETH Zurich’s Institute for Astronomy, discovered a gigantic black hole in an otherwise... Read more »

Scientists Discover Brightest Early Galaxy and Likely First Generation Stars
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Scientists Discover Brightest Early Galaxy and Likely First Generation Stars

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers using several of the largest telescopes on Earth and space have discovered the brightest galaxy yet found in the early Universe and have strong evidence that examples... Read more »

Astronomers Baffled by Discovery of Rare Quasar Quartet
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Astronomers Baffled by Discovery of Rare Quasar Quartet

Maunakea, Hawaii – Using the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii, a group of astronomers led by Joseph Hennawi of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy have discovered the first quadruple quasar:... Read more »

Scientists at Keck Discover the Fluffiest Galaxies
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Scientists at Keck Discover the Fluffiest Galaxies

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of researchers led by Pieter van Dokkum at Yale University have used the W. M. Keck Observatory to confirm the existence of the most diffuse class of... Read more »

Scientists at Keck Measure Farthest Galaxy Ever
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Scientists at Keck Measure Farthest Galaxy Ever

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers, led by Yale and the University of California, Santa Cruz, pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the Universe... Read more »

The Dark Matter Conspiracy
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The Dark Matter Conspiracy

Maunakea, Hawaii – An international team of astronomers, led by Michele Cappellari from the University of Oxford, has used data gathered by the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to analyze the... Read more »

Robot Discovers Two New Neighbors
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Robot Discovers Two New Neighbors

Maunakea, Hawaii – A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaii, California, and Arizona recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years... Read more »

Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion
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Unusual Asteroid Suspected of Spinning to Explosion

Mauna Kea, Hawaii – A team led by astronomers from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, recently used the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii to observe and measure a rare class of “active... Read more »

​Mars Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water
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​Mars Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water

MAUNA KEA, HI – A primitive ocean on Mars once held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who measured signatures of water in the planet’s atmosphere using the most... Read more »