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NASA Selects Groups to Guide ‘Habitable Worlds Observatory’ Activities, Invites Community Participation

NASA Selects Groups to Guide ‘Habitable Worlds Observatory’ Activities, Invites Community Participation

NASA has selected 56 individuals to participate in groups that will guide maturation activities for the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO) …
an image of neptune taken with the keck ii telescope on june 21, 2023 shows almost no clouds except near the south pole. Credit: Imke de Pater, Erandi Chavez, Erin Redwing (UC Berkeley)/W. M. Keck Observatory

Clouds On Neptune Perform a Surprise Disappearing Act

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – For the first time in nearly three decades of observations, clouds seen on Neptune have all but …
artist’s rendition of janus, the blue-tinted dead cinder of a star that is composed primarily of hydrogen on one side and helium on the other (the hydrogen side appears brighter). the peculiar double-faced nature of this white dwarf star might be due to the interplay of magnetic fields and convection, or a mixing of materials. on the helium side, which appears bubbly, convection has destroyed the thin hydrogen layer on the surface and brought up the helium underneath. Image credit: K. Miller, Caltech/IPAC

Two-Faced Star Exposed: Unusual White Dwarf Star is Made of Hydrogen on One Side and Helium on the Other

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – In a first for white dwarfs, the burnt-out cores of dead stars, astronomers have discovered that at …
GEMS Shine for Exploring Science

GEMS Shine for Exploring Science

When it comes to exploring math and science, these GEMS shine with curiosity! After a three-year hiatus, the Girls Exploring …
Career Fair at Kealakehe High School

Career Fair at Kealakehe High School

To find a career that aligns with your heart, intellect, and values can be such a gratifying experience. Doing something …
Protecting Our Planet's Unique Ecosystems

Protecting Our Planet’s Unique Ecosystems

Astronomy shows us how truly special our planet is; more than 5,000 planets beyond our solar system have been discovered …
an infrared image of the quasar hsc j2236+0032 captured by jwst. Credit: Ding, Onoue, Silverman, et al.

Starlight and the First Black Holes: Researchers Detect the Host Galaxies of Quasars in the Early Universe

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – An international team of scientists, including Chien-Hsiu Lee, staff astronomer at W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, …
Life After Death: Hawaiʻi Astronomers Find a Planet that Shouldn’t Exist

Life After Death: Hawaiʻi Astronomers Find a Planet that Shouldn’t Exist

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – When our Sun reaches the end of its life, it will expand to 100 times its current …
New Era of Exoplanet Discovery Begins with Images of ‘Jupiter’s Younger Sibling’

New Era of Exoplanet Discovery Begins with Images of ‘Jupiter’s Younger Sibling’

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers using W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, Hawaiʻi Island have discovered one of the lowest-mass planets …
Rare Gravitational Lensing Warps Light Of Distant Supernova Into Four Images

Rare Gravitational Lensing Warps Light Of Distant Supernova Into Four Images

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers have captured a bizarre image of a supernova, the powerful explosion of a star, whose light …
W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper

W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – W. M. Keck Observatory is pleased to announce its newest instrument, the Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper (KCRM), …
Astronomers Capture Direct Image of Ancient Galaxy Recycling Gas to Make New Stars

Astronomers Capture Direct Image of Ancient Galaxy Recycling Gas to Make New Stars

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers have found direct evidence showing ancient galaxies were able to sustain star formation by recycling gas …