Keck Telescope

Astronomers Are Sure These Are Two Newborn Planets Orbiting a Distant Star

Planet formation is a notoriously difficult thing to observe. Nascent planets are ensconced inside dusty wombs that resist our best…

6 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 3, 2017: Meredith Rawls & the LSST

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Meredith Rawls Meredith is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Astronomy at the…

4 years ago

New Poll Shows 2-1 Margin Of Support From Hawaiians For Thirty Meter Telescope

A new poll has shown that opposition to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope - which was originally scheduled…

4 years ago

The Dwarf Planet Ceres

Located in the Solar System's Main Asteroid Belt, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, is the dwarf planet Ceres,…

5 years ago

Live Webcast as Keck Telescope Attempts Images of Asteroid 2005 YU55

Astronomers from the Keck Telescope in Hawaii will be trying to observe Asteroid 2005 YU55 as it flies away from…

9 years ago

Planetary Pinball – Uranus Gets The “Tilt”

[/caption] Popular theory on how Uranus ended up with a highly eccentric axis has always been pretty standard - one…

9 years ago