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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …