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UCLA astronomers at Keck Observatory discover pivotal star to test Einstein’s theory

Today, UCLA astronomers using the W. M. Keck Observatory reported the discovery of a remarkable star that orbits the enormous black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy in a blistering... Read more »

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Keck Observatory Astronomer Wins Top Award

A Keck Observatory astronomer who led the way to the discovery of a super-massive black hole at the center of our galaxy has been recognized this week with the 2012 Crafoord Prize in Astronomy, an... Read more »

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Most Distant Dwarf Galaxy Detected

Kamuela, HI—Scientists have long struggled to detect the dim dwarf galaxies that orbit our own galaxy. So it came as a surprise on Jan. 18 when a team of astronomers using Keck II telescope’s... Read more »

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Smallest Solar System Found

KAMUELA, HI – For years the search for exoplanets has largely been like Gulliver’s visit to Brobdingnag: colossal systems of giant gas planets orbiting mammoth stars. But astronomers have finally... Read more »

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Nobel Prize in Physics awarded for Accelerating Expansion of the Universe

The expansion of the universe is accelerating, and this is likely driven by dark energy, a mysterious repulsive force.  Three astronomers won the Nobel prize on Tuesday for their research on... Read more »

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Universe’s “Standard Candles” Are White Dwarf Mergers

Berkeley — A new survey of distant Type Ia supernovae suggests that many if not most of these supernovae - key to astronomers’ conclusion that dark energy is accelerating the expansion of the... Read more »

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Citizen Scientists, Kepler and Keck Uncover New Planets

Astronomers at Yale University have announced the discovery of the first two potential exoplanets found by the online citizen scientist Planet Hunters program. Users of the Planet Hunters program... Read more »

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NASA Study Distinguishes Most Distant Galaxy Cluster

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers have uncovered a burgeoning galactic metropolis, the most distant known in the early universe. This ancient collection of galaxies presumably grew into a modern galaxy... Read more »

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Spectrum of young extrasolar planet yields surprising results

Kamuela, HI - Astronomers at the University of Hawaii have measured the temperature of a young gas-giant planet around another star using the W. M. Keck Observatory, and the results are puzzling.... Read more »

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Maunakea Lecture Series Celebrates the International Year of Astronomy 2009

Hawai‘i Island, HI –  The public is invited to attend The Maunakea 2009 Lecture Series, free monthly lectures throughout 2009 hosted by ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center and W. M. Keck Observatory to... Read more »

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On Keck 1, we have NASA observers using HIRESR. On Keck 2, we have KECK observers using ESI. Sun set 07:13:00pm rise 05:44:00am
NASA's Fermi Finds A 'Transformer' Pulsar 1.usa.gov/1sMxnGv
"Astrophysicists model the formation of the oldest-known star in our galaxy" bit.ly/1sMnqsE
Hubble traces the halo of a galaxy more accurately than ever before bit.ly/1pBB3FV
Our guests tonight are observers from UCB and NASA, using OSIRIS-NGS/HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS respectively. Sun set 07:14:00pm rise 05:43:00am

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