News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

Tectonic swerve responsible for creation of Hawaiian islands

Hawaii was born in fire and eruption and today boasts the biggest and most active volcanoes in the world – a fact that has long puzzled geologists.

The islands – which together comprise 20 extinct or active volcanoes – are situated well away from tectonic plate boundaries, the moving stress zones that typically produce volcanism.

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News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

  • 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

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

  • Primordial Galaxy Discovered, First of Its Kind
    Maunakea, Hawaii–
    Seven years of meticulous observing have resulted in a cosmic discovery that
    comes from an era dating back 13.1 billion years, giving scientists a detailed
    glimpse of what may

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

  • Ancient Dead Galaxy Sets New Record
    Maunakea, Hawaii –
    An international team of astronomers has, for the first time, spotted a
    massive, inactive galaxy from a time when the Universe was only 1.65 billion
    years old. This rare

Earth Day

This Earth Day join The Kohala Center for a day of giving back to our island planet. Choose from six different volunteer projects in Kohala, Waimea, Honoka‘a, Pelekane, Kealakehe, or Kahalu‘u. Space is limited, so please sign up in advance at koha.la/earthday. Bring your ‘ohana, friends, and neighbors!

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

  • Astronomy Talk: Gravitational Lensing
    Observing distant objects allows us to peer back in time to
    early stages of the universe, across the most active period of galaxy growth
    when most stars were born. While galaxies are challenging to

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