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First Detection of Radio Waves from a Type Ia Supernova

First Detection of Radio Waves from a Type Ia Supernova

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – A team of astronomers led by Stockholm University has discovered an unusual Type Ia supernova – or …
A Strange, Solitary Life for Young Stars at the Milky Way's Center

A Strange, Solitary Life for Young Stars at the Milky Way’s Center

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Stars living closest to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way have no …
Star Eats Planet, Brightens Dramatically

Star Eats Planet, Brightens Dramatically

Astronomers Spot First Direct Evidence of a Star Engulfing Its Planet Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – For the first time, astronomers have …
CARA Board Announces W. M. Keck Observatory Leadership Change

CARA Board Announces W. M. Keck Observatory Leadership Change

Director Hilton Lewis to Step Down Rich Matsuda to Serve as Interim Director UC’s Bruce Macintosh and Caltech’s Lynne Hillenbrand …
New Exoplanet-Hunting Technique Leads to Successful Direct Image of a Super-Jupiter

New Exoplanet-Hunting Technique Leads to Successful Direct Image of a Super-Jupiter

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers have developed a new method for finding exoplanets whose portraits can be taken from Earth using …
First Ever 3D Map of Messier 87 Galaxy Assembled

First Ever 3D Map of Messier 87 Galaxy Assembled

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – A UC Berkeley-led team of astronomers has for the first time measured the three-dimensional shape of Messier …
A Strange Streak of Young Stars is Evidence of a Runaway Supermassive Black Hole, Study Finds

A Strange Streak of Young Stars is Evidence of a Runaway Supermassive Black Hole, Study Finds

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers have spotted a candidate supermassive black hole running away from its home galaxy, hurtling through space …
A Dual Quasar Shines Light on Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course Inside a Galaxy Merger

A Dual Quasar Shines Light on Two Supermassive Black Holes on a Collision Course Inside a Galaxy Merger

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers have made a rare discovery in the early universe involving two actively feeding supermassive black holes …
The First Bubble in the Intergalactic Stew

The First Bubble in the Intergalactic Stew

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astrophysicists using W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaiʻi have discovered a galaxy protocluster in the …
Ultracool Dwarf Binary Stars Break Records

Ultracool Dwarf Binary Stars Break Records

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Northwestern University and the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) astrophysicists using W. M. Keck …
The Swansong of a Cloud Approaching the Milky Way's Supermassive Black Hole

The Swansong of a Cloud Approaching the Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Two decades of monitoring from W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaiʻi reveals a peculiar cloud …
New Aurorae Detected on Jupiter's Four Largest Moons

New Aurorae Detected on Jupiter’s Four Largest Moons

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers using W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea in Hawaiʻi have discovered that aurorae at visible wavelengths …