News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

  • 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

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

Kona Coffee, NBC NEWS

Not all cups of Kona Joe are created equal. A bitter fight between grassroots coffee farmers and big manufacturers is brewing…Lauren Ina reports for NBC News.

News from Keck Observatory

News from Keck Observatory

  • 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

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News from Keck Observatory

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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

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  • W. M. Keck Observatory Awarded NSF Grant to Boost Performance of Adaptive Optics System December 15, 2017
    Maunakea, Hawaii – One of the most scientifically productive adaptive optics (AO) systems on Earth is getting a major upgrade, one that will further advance high-impact research on the hunt for
  • The Keck Cosmic Reionization Mapper December 14, 2017
    Completing the World’s Most Capable Spectroscopic ImagerThe design for the Keck Cosmic Web Imager (KCWI) includes two separate channels to detect light in the blue (350 to 560 nm) and the red (530
  • Keck Visiting Scholars Program December 14, 2017
    The Keck Visiting Scholars Program aims to inspire and develop the next generation of scientists and instrumentalists by providing hands-on experience in observational astronomy, hardware, and
  • A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions December 4, 2017
    Researchers Measure the Spin Rates of Bodies Thought to be Either Planets or Tiny "Failed" StarsMaunakea, Hawaii - Taking a picture of an exoplanet—a planet in a solar system beyond our sun—is no
  • Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery November 27, 2017
    Maunakea, Hawaii - Since astronomers first measured the size of an extrasolar planet seventeen years ago, they have struggled to answer the question: how did the largest planets get to be so large?