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Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star
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Four Earth-Sized Planets Found Orbiting the Nearest Sun-Like Star

Maunakea, Hawaii– A new study by an international team of astronomers reveals that Tau Ceti, the nearest Sun-like star about 12 light years away from the Sun, has four Earth-sized planets orbiting... Read more »

New Storm Makes Surprise Appearance on Neptune
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New Storm Makes Surprise Appearance on Neptune

Extremely large, bright storm system caught on camera at W. M. Keck ObservatoryMaunakea, Hawaii – Striking images of a storm system nearly the size of Earth have astronomers doing a double-take... Read more »

Scientists Get Best Measure of Star-Forming Material in Galaxy Clusters in Early Universe
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Scientists Get Best Measure of Star-Forming Material in Galaxy Clusters in Early Universe

Maunakea, Hawaii– The international Spitzer Adaptation of the Red-sequence Cluster Survey (SpARCS) collaboration based at the University of California, Riverside has combined observations from... Read more »

“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise
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“Little Cub” Gives Astronomers Rare Chance to See Galaxy’s Demise

Maunakea, Hawaii– Astronomers have spotted a primitive galaxy being devoured by a gigantic neighboring galaxy – a discovery that could provide clues about the early universe.The Little Cub galaxy... Read more »

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 »