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June 22, 2017

Two ʻSpeciesʻ of Exoplanets Discovered Using Keck Observatory

The new study reveals rocky, Earth-like planets and gaseous, mini-Neptunes orbiting distant stars.
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June 13, 2017

Astronomer Jerry Nelson, ‘Father of Keck Telescope,’ Dies

Astronomer Jerry Nelson, the pioneering designer of W.M. Keck Observatory telescopes, has died at age 73.
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May 31, 2017

Keck Observatory Sheds Light on ‘Fifth Force’

W. M. Keck Observatory data has led to a first-of-its-kind test of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity.
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May 22, 2017

Judy Cohen Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Cohen was involved in the early chapters of Keck Observatory’s history and she served as the co-principal investigator for Keck Observatory’s first optical spectrograph.
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May 08, 2017

UPDATE: Graffiti Mars Historic Maunakea Ice Age Reserve Rocks

At mid-morning on Friday, April 28, graffiti was found painted on rocks within the Mauna Kea Ice Age NAR.
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April 13, 2017

New Keck Instrument Captures First 3D Image

The W.M. Keck Observatory captured the very first successful science data last night from its newest, cutting-edge instrument, the Keck Cosmic Web Imager.
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April 11, 2017

Maunakea Telescope Aids in Discovery of Primordial Galaxy

Scientists now have a detailed glimpse of what may have happened just after the Big Bang about 13.1 billion years ago.
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April 07, 2017

Discovery of Ancient Galaxy Sets New Record

This rare discovery, made using the world-class W. M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea, could change the way scientists think about the evolution of galaxies.
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April 03, 2017

Maunakea Stargazing Program Moves to Four Nights a Week

The free stargazing program at the Maunakea Visitor Information Station on the Big Island will be reduced from seven to four nights a week starting on April 17.
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March 14, 2017

Keck Talk: ‘The Restless Universe’

"The Restless Universe: Palomar Transient Factory" will be presented at the Hualalai Learning Theater at Keck Headquarters on Friday, March 24.
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March 08, 2017

NASA Study: Possible Change in Lovejoy’s Water ‘Fingerprint’

A trip past the sun may have selectively altered the production of one form of water in a comet—an effect not seen by astronomers before...
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February 20, 2017

Keck Observatory Hunts for First Stars in Universe

John O'Meara of St. Michael's College will discuss tools and techniques used to hunt for the first stars formed after the big bang, aka "Population III" stars.
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January 25, 2017

Keck Observatory to Peer Deep Into Cosmic Web

Keck Cosmic Web Imager will uncover vital clues about the life-cycle of galaxies, helping to unravel mysteries about our universe.
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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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