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Life in the Universe

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Abraham Loeb, Chair of the Astronomy Department, Founding Director of the Black Hole Initiative,...

Unexpected Classification of Exoplanets Discovered
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Unexpected Classification of Exoplanets Discovered

Two Distinct “Species” of Exoplanets Illuminated using W. M. Keck Observatory DataMaunakea, Hawaii – Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered,... Read more »

Astronomers Prove What Separates True Stars from Wannabes
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Astronomers Prove What Separates True Stars from Wannabes

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers have shown what separates real stars from the wannabes. Not in Hollywood, but out in the universe. “When we look up and see the stars shining at night, we are... Read more »

New Method of Searching for Fifth Force
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New Method of Searching for Fifth Force

W. M. Keck Observatory Data Leads To First Of Its Kind Test of Einstein’s Theory of General RelativityA UCLA-led team has discovered a new way of probing the hypothetical fifth force of nature... Read more »

Judy Cohen Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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Judy Cohen Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

W. M. Keck Observatory Congratulates Caltech’s Kate Van Nuys Page Professor of Astronomy for Prestigious AppointmentMaunakea, Hawaii - It’s one of the highest honors that only the most... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Fingerprints of the First Stars
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Astronomy Talk: Fingerprints of the First Stars John O'Meara

Our current story for the origin of the heavy elements has at its core a recycling program on the grandest of scales. Using Keck, we have traced atoms as they flow from... Read more »

Astronomy Talk: Geological Activity in the Solar System
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Astronomy Talk: Geological Activity in the Solar System Katherine de Kleer

From the elusive plumes of Europa to Enceladus’ dramatic cryovolcanic geysers and the extreme volcanism of Io, the Solar System hosts a wide spectrum of active... Read more »

Ripples in the Cosmic Web
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Ripples in the Cosmic Web

Maunakea, Hawaii – Astronomers for the first time have measured small ripples in the cosmic web using W. M. Keck Observatory images of rare double quasars.The most barren regions of the universe... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Captures Rare High-Resolution Images of Exploded Star
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W. M. Keck Observatory Captures Rare High-Resolution Images of Exploded Star

Maunakea, Hawaii– Scientists will now be able to measure how fast the universe is truly expanding with the kind of precision not possible before.This, after an international team of astronomers led... Read more »

W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with KCWI
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W. M. Keck Observatory Achieves First Light with KCWI

Maunakea, Hawaii – W. M. Keck Observatory overnight captured the very first successful science data from its newest, cutting-edge instrument, the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI).KCWI captures... Read more »