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December 26, 2016

Unsolved Mysteries of Planetary Geophysics

Katherine De Kleer will survey recent discoveries on the nature of geological activity on solar system satellites and will discuss new mysteries...
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August 24, 2016

Cosmic Neighbors Inhibit Star Formation

Maunakea's WM Keck Observatory was instrumental in the discovery of four of the most distant clusters of galaxies ever found.
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August 03, 2016

Keck Astronomers Look 12 Billion Years Into Past

UCLA astronomers have used the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea to make the first accurate measurement of the abundance of oxygen in a distant galaxy.
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July 27, 2016

Great Red Spot Heats Jupiter’s Upper Atmosphere

Data from the Infrared Telescope Facility on Maunakea, reveals that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may be the source of energy heating the planet's upper atmosphere.
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July 26, 2016

Cosmic Events: Dark Matter, Dark Energy

The Remaining 95%: Insights From Gravitational Lensing will be presented at the Honoka‘a People's Theatre on Thursday, July 28, from 7 to 8 p.m.
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July 20, 2016

More Than 100 New Exoplanets Confirmed

An international team of astronomers, including scientists from Keck, have confirmed the discovery of more than 100 exoplanets.
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November 23, 2015

Keck Observatory: Eve of 25th Anniversary of First Light

For 25 years, W. M. Keck Observatory has stood on Mauna Kea, with November marking the telescope's quarter-century anniversary of first light.
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July 23, 2015

Keck Assists in Discovery of ‘Earth-Sized Planet’

The discovery is of a “near-Earth-size planet in the ‘habitable zone’ around a sun-like star” made by NASA’s Kepler space telescope.
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July 02, 2014

Public Invited to Watch Keck Astronomers Study Milky Way

The observatory is allowing the public to tune in tonight during an observing run into our galaxy's black hole.
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May 15, 2014

New Planet’s Distance From Star Will Help Its Study

The gas giant's orbit means its star won't interfere with observations.
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January 30, 2014

Astronomer to Discuss Search for Life on Other Planets

Greg Doppmann from the Keck Observatory will speak on his quest for water and organic molecules that make up the compounds favorable for life.
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October 30, 2013

Keck Helps in Discovery of First Earth-Sized, Rocky Exoplanet

The planet located 400 light years from Earth is one of a group of "ultrashort period" planets which orbit extremely closely to their stars.
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October 10, 2013

Building Blocks for Earth-Like Planets Found Around Dying Star

Astronomers say for the first time they have found the key ingredients for a habitable planet -- rock and water together -- outside of our solar system.
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October 07, 2013

Telescopes Big and Small Aid Asteroid Research

The combined observing power of major astronomical players like Keck and Gemini and amateurs in Europe are providing clues about the solar system's origins.
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September 20, 2013

Grant to Aid Astronomers in Study of Galaxy Formation

Researchers from four California universities will use a new spectrograph on the Keck I telescope to survey nearly 2,000 galaxies.
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