Keck

Twin Brown Dwarfs Discovered, Orbiting one Another at Three Times the Distance From the Sun to Pluto

Gravity is a funny force.  The gravity of every given object technically impacts every other given object, though, in practice,…

6 months ago

Weekly Space Hangout – May 15, 2015: Finding, Studying and Visiting Other Worlds!

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com) Brian Koberlein (@briankoberlein / briankoberlein.com) Dave Dickinson (@astroguyz / www.astroguyz.com)…

7 years ago

Did a Galactic Smashup Kick Out a Supermassive Black Hole?

Crazy things can happen when galaxies collide, as they sometimes do. Although individual stars rarely impact each other, the gravitational…

8 years ago

New Technique Finds Water in Exoplanet Atmospheres

As more and more exoplanets are identified and confirmed by various observational methods, the still-elusive "holy grail" is the discovery…

8 years ago

A Tale of a Lost Moon: Hubble Spies Neptune’s Moons and Its Rings

"That's no moon..." -B. Kenobi But in this case, it is... a lost moon of Neptune not seen since its…

9 years ago

Keck Spots A Galaxy Fueled With Ancient Gas

"Primordial hydrogen" sounds like a great name for a band. It's also a great thing to find when you're looking…

9 years ago

Hydrogen Peroxide Could Feed Life on Europa

According to research by NASA astronomers using the next-generation optics of the 10-meter Keck II telescope, Jupiter's ice-encrusted moon Europa…

9 years ago

The Brightest Galaxies in the Universe Were Invisible… Until Now

Hubble images of six of the starburst galaxies first found by ESA's Herschel Space Observatory (Keck data shown below each…

10 years ago

Keck Observatory Fires Up MOSFIRE

[/caption] Last week, on April 4, 2012, the W.M. Keck Observatory's brand-new MOSFIRE instrument opened its infrared-sensing eyes to the…

10 years ago

Keck Telescope

[/caption] There are two Keck telescopes – Keck I and Keck II; together they make up the W.M. Keck Observatory,…

12 years ago