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TWO NEW PLANETARY SYSTEMS DISCOVERED

TWO NEW PLANETARY SYSTEMS DISCOVERED

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (January 9th, 2001) The world’s leading team of planet-hunting astronomers announced today at the winter meeting of …
KECK IMAGES OF NEPTUNE BEST EVER CAPTURED

KECK IMAGES OF NEPTUNE BEST EVER CAPTURED

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (October 1st, 2000) Astronomers observing with the adaptive optics instrument on the Keck II Telescope have obtained …
KECK ASTRONOMERS OBSERVE ACCELERATION OF STARS AT CENTER OF MILKY WAY GALAXY

KECK ASTRONOMERS OBSERVE ACCELERATION OF STARS AT CENTER OF MILKY WAY GALAXY

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (September 21st, 2000) In an historic first, astronomers from the University of California-Los Angeles have observed acceleration …
U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ISSUES "FAMOUS OBSERVATORY" STAMP SET

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE ISSUES “FAMOUS OBSERVATORY” STAMP SET

On July 9, 2000, the U.S. Postal Service included the distinctive twin domes of Keck in set of six, now …
UH REGENTS APPROVE MAUNA KEA MASTER PLAN

UH REGENTS APPROVE MAUNA KEA MASTER PLAN

HONOLULU, Hawaii (June 16th, 2000) The University of Hawai’i Board of Regents today approved a Master Plan for future uses …
KECK ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER PLANETS SMALLER THAN SATURN

KECK ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER PLANETS SMALLER THAN SATURN

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (March 29th, 2000) With the number of planets discovered orbiting suns beyond our Solar system now at …
ASTRONOMERS WITNESS SILHOUETTE OF PLANET CROSSING DISTANT STAR

ASTRONOMERS WITNESS SILHOUETTE OF PLANET CROSSING DISTANT STAR

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (November 7th, 1999) have witnessed for the first time a distant planet passing in front of its …
ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER SIX NEW PLANETS ORBITING NEARBY STARS

ASTRONOMERS DISCOVER SIX NEW PLANETS ORBITING NEARBY STARS

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (November 1st, 1999) Searching the night skies with the Keck I telescope, the world’s most prolific team …
ASTRONOMERS TOUT GAMMA-RAY BURSTS AS PROBES INTO EARLY UNIVERSE

ASTRONOMERS TOUT GAMMA-RAY BURSTS AS PROBES INTO EARLY UNIVERSE

WAIMEA, Hawaii (October 22nd, 1999) Gamma-ray bursts and their X-ray and optical afterglows have surpassed quasars as the most distant …
LARGEST EXPLOSIONS IN UNIVERSE MAY COME FROM DEATH OF MASSIVE STARS

LARGEST EXPLOSIONS IN UNIVERSE MAY COME FROM DEATH OF MASSIVE STARS

WAIMEA, Hawaii (September 29th, 1999) Cosmic gamma-ray bursts, the brightest known explosions in the universe, may come from the fiery …
ASTRONOMERS FIND PLANET ORBITING NEARBY STAR

ASTRONOMERS FIND PLANET ORBITING NEARBY STAR

MAUNA KEA, Hawaii (June 1st, 1998) Two teams of astronomers this week reported that one of the sun’s nearest neighbors—a …
PLANET CONSTUCTION ZONE

PLANET CONSTUCTION ZONE

WASHINGTON, D.C (April 1st, 1998) NASA astronomers using the new Keck II telescope in Hawaii have discovered what appears to …