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New Catalog Showcases a Diverse Exoplanet Landscape with Strange, Exotic Worlds

New Catalog Showcases a Diverse Exoplanet Landscape with Strange, Exotic Worlds

A new, robust catalog is out featuring 126 confirmed and candidate exoplanets discovered with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration …
Exoplanet Gliese 12b

Earth Twin or Evil Twin

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – The discovery of a planet similar in size to Venus that’s orbiting a star in the neighborhood …
an image of uma3/u1, a tiny cluster of ancient stars captured by cfht. Credit: CFHT/S. Gwyn

Faintest Known Star System Orbiting the Milky Way Discovered from Hawaiʻi

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – A team of astronomers led by the University of Victoria and Yale University has detected an ancient …

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W. M. Keck Observatory Launches Electrician Apprenticeship Program for Hawaiʻi Community College Students

W. M. Keck Observatory Launches Electrician Apprenticeship Program for Hawaiʻi Community College Students

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi Island — W. M. Keck Observatory in collaboration with Hawaiʻi Community College is excited to announce a new …
Astronomers Snap First Confirmed Direct Image of a Brown Dwarf Orbiting a Star in the Hyades Cluster

Astronomers Snap First Confirmed Direct Image of a Brown Dwarf Orbiting a Star in the Hyades Cluster

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – A team of astronomers using two Maunakea Observatories in Hawaiʻi – W. M. Keck Observatory and Subaru …
A Pair of Black Holes Dining Together in Nearby Galaxy Merger

A Pair of Black Holes Dining Together in Nearby Galaxy Merger

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – While studying a nearby pair of merging galaxies, scientists discovered two supermassive black holes growing simultaneously near …
Surprise Kilonova Upends Established Understanding of Long Gamma-ray Bursts

Surprise Kilonova Upends Established Understanding of Long Gamma-ray Bursts

Long Gamma-ray Bursts Can Be Generated by Neutron Star Mergers, Study Finds Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – For nearly two decades, astrophysicists …
NASA Releases New JWST and W. M. Keck Observatory Images of Titan, Saturn’s Moon

NASA Releases New JWST and W. M. Keck Observatory Images of Titan, Saturn’s Moon

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – From space with NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) and on the ground with the W. M …
W. M. Keck Observatory Sets Climate Action Goal: Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2035

W. M. Keck Observatory Sets Climate Action Goal: Net-Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2035

Kamuela/Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Compelled by the urgent need to take critical action on the global climate crisis, W. M. Keck …
Tracing the Origins of Rare, Cosmic Explosions

Tracing the Origins of Rare, Cosmic Explosions

Astronomers Produce the Most Robust Catalog to Date of Short Gamma-Ray Burst Hosts Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – A team of astronomers …
W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with Keck Planet Finder

W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with Keck Planet Finder

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – A new planet-hunting instrument at W. M. Keck Observatory has achieved “first light,” capturing its first data …
New Record: Nearest Known Black Hole to Earth Discovered

New Record: Nearest Known Black Hole to Earth Discovered

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers using two Maunakea Observatories, W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini North telescope, have found the …
Massive Stars' Blasts Hitting Orion's "Sword" Mapped in Unprecedented Detail Using Hawaiʻi Telescope

Massive Stars’ Blasts Hitting Orion’s “Sword” Mapped in Unprecedented Detail Using Hawaiʻi Telescope

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – Astronomers using W. M. Keck Observatory on Hawaiʻi Island have captured from Maunakea the most detailed and …
Heaviest Neutron Star to Date is a 'Black Widow' Eating its Mate

Heaviest Neutron Star to Date is a ‘Black Widow’ Eating its Mate

Maunakea, Hawaiʻi – A dense, collapsed star spinning 707 times per second — making it one of the fastest spinning …
Hawaiʻi Telescopes Help Uncover Origins of Castaway Gamma-Ray Bursts

Hawaiʻi Telescopes Help Uncover Origins of Castaway Gamma-Ray Bursts

Maunakea Observatories Aid in Revealing That Seemingly Lonely Bursts Came From Previously Undiscovered Galaxies in the Early Universe A number …