2013

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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 »

Cosmic Video

Astronomy Talk: He Lani Ko Luna—A Sky Above Chad Kalepa Baybayan

Chad Kālepa Baybayan is captain and navigator of the Hawaiian deep-sea voyaging canoes Hōkūle’a, Hawai’iloa, and Hōkūalaka’i. Baybayan will give a fascinating... 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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Keck Week Video #18: Census of Discovery and the Future of Keck Observatory Dr. Taft Armandroff

March 16, 2013 marked the 20th anniversary of the very first science observations made by the Keck I telescope on Mauna Kea. That event also represented the beginning of... Read more »

Cosmic Matters

Working Retreat Rewards All

What did a Waimea Middle School chicken say to the Black Hole? The black hole will never know – sound can’t travel in space.   But last week, the two got as close to communicating as ever before... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #17: The Early Universe As Seen By Keck Dr. Richard Ellis

Captured at Keck Week this past March, this presentation by Caltech’s Dr. Richard Ellis describes how he and other scientists employ Keck’s powerful instruments to... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #16: Cosmic Explosions: Gamma Ray Bursts and Other Transient Events from Keck Dr. Shrinivas Kulkarni

Gamma ray bursts are the brightest electromagnetic events known in the Universe. They emit a narrow beam of intense radiation during a supernova when a massive star... Read more »

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Keck Week Video #15: Hunting for Protoplanets with Keck Observatory Dr. Geoff Blake

Caltech's Dr. Geoff Blake discusses how his team uses Keck Observatory's superior resolution to detect: planets in other solar systems; stars with disks that could... Read more »

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UCLA observers will work with MOSFIRE tonight. And UCI/UCB observers will work with NIRC2-LGS/NIRC2-NGS. Sun set 05:59:00pm rise 06:12:00am
Observers from UCR will use MOSFIRE on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, UCI observers will use DEIMOS. Sun set 06:00:00pm rise 06:12:00am
On Keck 1, we have UCR observers using LRIS-ADC. On Keck 2, we have Swinburne observers using ESI. Sun set 06:00:00pm rise 06:11:00am
CIT observers will use LRISP-ADC on Keck 1, and UCSC observers will use ESI on Keck 2 tonight. Sun set 06:01:00pm rise 06:11:00am
Our guests tonight are observers from UCSC and Swinburne, using LRISP-ADC and DEIMOS respectively. Sun set 06:02:00pm rise 06:10:00am

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