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W. M. Keck Observatory
W. M. Keck Observatory operates the two most scientifically productive telescopes on Earth near the summit of Maunakea, Hawaii.
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W. M. Keck Observatory Dec 2
Go on a virtual "journey" to other worlds that have been discovered or characterized using data. Our very own Dr. Carlos Alvarez will show you how he teamed up with artist to bring these exoplanets to life. Mahalo for hosting this talk!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 28
Replying to @AGL_ToX
It’s located 15,000 light years from Earth. Details here:
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 27
Replying to @HeckSpawn
🤣 That is the cutest black hole in the universe
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 27
“Black holes of such mass should not even exist in our Galaxy." Now we know they do! Introducing LB-1, a monster black hole in the Milky Way with a mass 70...yes SEVENTY...times greater than the Sun. Congrats to Jifeng Liu of NAOC and his team!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 26
Check out this new image of comet 2I/Borisov taken Nov 24 using ! Earth is superimposed on the image to show the comet’s size: its tail is 14x the size of our planet! Closet approach to Earth is early Dec. Mahalo of & his team for the image!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 25
Mahalo and for the in-depth coverage!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 18
It's the first direct detection of water vapor on Europa. Congrats to Lucas Paganini of and his team!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 11
Here’s a pic of the Mercury Transit taken from the eyepiece of one of the telescopes we set up during our viewing party this morning. Mahalo to our Senior Systems Engineer, Kelleen Casey, for the photo!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 11
Mahalo to everyone who came out! Over 100 people attended our Mercury Transit Viewing party early this morning, starting at 6a. Needless to say, the earthquake sure woke us all up! (Don’t worry, everyone is safe and sound). Hana hou in 30 years! 🤙🏼
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 11
Replying to @malena_rice
Slaying it! 💪🏼 We’re looking forward to your talk!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Nov 7
See planet Mercury pass across the Sun thru telescopes! The community is invited to our headquarters in Waimea for a Mercury Transit Viewing. This rare event won't be visible from Earth again for another 13 years - come join us! Details:
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Andrew Howard Nov 3
Replying to @HSFdn @keckobservatory
A huge thanks to the Heising-Simons Foundation () for their support! With luck we will deliver KPF to in 2021-2022 and start making incredible measurements of extrasolar planets. More info about KPF is available here:
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Andrew Howard Nov 3
This was a big week for the Keck Planet Finder (KPF), the new Doppler spectrometer bound for ! The Zerodur block that will form the core of the instrument was shipped off for precise machining.
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W. M. Keck Observatory Oct 31
Wait for it...wait for it...wait for it...BOO! It's a Jack-O-Lantern nebula spotted by ! Happy Halloween 🎃 from the universe! Read more:
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W. M. Keck Observatory Oct 30
It's a first! Astronomers directly observed galactic winds from a galaxy named Makani, which means 'wind' in Hawaiian. And the evidence is consistent with models! Congrats to Alison Coil of , David Rupke of & their team!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Oct 25
Liftoff for the Waimea Solar System Walk is TOMORROW! What can you expect? Here’s our very own Shelly Pelfrey, on-air with Loeka on giving a sneak peek at the cosmic details. Mahalo Loeka for the fun interview! Listen in:
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W. M. Keck Observatory Oct 23
Replying to @GCFChen
Anytime! Happy to share your news. Mahalo for all of your help and congrats again!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Oct 23
NEWS: A new study suggests the universe is expanding faster than previously thought. Congrats to & Chris Fassnacht of and their team for developing a new way to measure the Hubble Constant using Keck Observatory's adaptive optics!
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Dr James O'Donoghue Oct 15
Two hours of Jupiter in infrared Thought I'd share some raw data: the race was on between Jupiter's Great Red Spot (bright oval) and its largest moon Ganymede (black)! The line down the middle is a gap where light goes through to be spread into many wavelengths for SCIENCE!
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W. M. Keck Observatory Oct 3
Filaments of the cosmic web have been spotted via direct imaging! And the gas appears to be fueling growing galaxies + supermassive black holes. 2 Maunakea Observatories were involved: & Congrats to Hideki Umehata's team!
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