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“Keck Observatory”

Jul 28, 2014 01:16 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The construction phase of the world's biggest optical telescope has begun atop Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Continue reading →
Apr 1, 2014 12:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A massive black hole has, for the first time, revealed its bling -- a string of star clusters arranged like a stellar String of Pearls. Continue reading →
Feb 27, 2014 09:10 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
If you had to imagine the weirdest-looking space rock, you might imagine the form of asteroid 624 Hektor -- its moon is also an oddity. Continue reading →
Jan 29, 2014 12:11 PM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
For the first time, a thin filament of intergalactic gas from the "cosmic web" has been directly seen using one of the largest telescopes on Earth. Continue reading →
Jan 21, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Nicole Gugliucci
Astronomers have spotted a distant galaxy that existed in the very early Universe -- but far from it being a strange-looking galaxy, it actually looks strangely familiar. Continue reading →
Oct 15, 2013 01:57 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The first detection of a massive exoplanet orbiting within a galactic bulge star's habitable zone has been discovered, leading to the hypothesis that there may be life-giving exomoons in tow. Continue reading →
May 22, 2013 01:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The mother of all cosmic collisions has been spotted between two galaxies containing a total of 400 billion stars, igniting the birth of 2,000 new stars per year! Continue reading →
Apr 18, 2013 03:09 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The summit of Mauna Kea on Big Island, Hawaii, already plays host to 13 observatories -- now a new, monster addition the telescopic family is one step closer to reality. ->
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