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Surprise: Earth-sized Planets Are Common

Kamuela, Hawaii – A team of astronomers from the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Hawaii at Manoa has found that 17 percent of all sun-like stars have planets one to two... Read more »

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Surprise Pancake Structure in Andromeda Galaxy Upends Galactic Understanding

Kamuela, Hawaii – Astronomers using the Canada-France-Hawaii and W. M. Keck Observatory telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii have been amazed to find a group of dwarf galaxies moving in... Read more »

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FOUND: One Planet Orbiting Sun-like Star. Only Twelve Light Years Away. May Be Habitable.

An international team of astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory and other telescopes, has discovered that Tau Ceti, one of the closest and most Sun-like stars, may host five planets – with... Read more »

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Astronomers Go Infrared to Map Brightest Galaxies in Universe

Kamuela, Hawaii – A group of astronomers from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the U.S. Mainland, Canada, and Europe recently used the twin telescopes of the W. M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea,... Read more »

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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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Tonight's schedule is LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 and DEIMOS on Keck 2 for our lucky observers from UCSC and CIT. Sun set 05:59:00pm rise 06:41:00am
The sky is ready for LRIS-ADC and DEIMOS. Our observers from UCSC and NASA are also ready. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:41:00am
Keck 1 LRIS-ADC is scheduled with UCSC observers. Keck 2 DEIMOS is scheduled for NASA observers. Sun set 05:58:00pm rise 06:40:00am
Planets, planets, everywhere: UH Astronomer, Keck Observatory Confirm First Kepler K2 Exoplanet Discovery bit.ly/1sE1Pil
We are setting up LRIS-ADC on Keck 1 for CIT observers, DEIMOS on Keck 2 for UCSC observers. Sun set 05:57:00pm rise 06:40:00am

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