NEOCam one of 5 mission proposals picked by NASA for further study Neocam_wide NEOCam Wed, Sep 30, 2015

NEOCam is one of 5 mission proposals picked by NASA for further study. NEOCam is an infrared asteroid-hunting telescope, which would discover 2/3 of near-Earth objects larger than 140m.

Too Big for its Boots: Black Hole is 30 Times Expected Size Partner094_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Sep 24, 2015

The central supermassive black hole of a recently discovered galaxy is far larger than should be possible, according to current theories of galactic evolution.

Funky Light Signal From Colliding Black Holes Explained Glx2004-01r_img01_tn GALEX Wed, Sep 16, 2015

Entangled by gravity and destined to merge, two candidate black holes in a distant galaxy appear to be locked in an intricate dance. Researchers using data from NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have come up with the most compelling confirmation yet for the existence of these merging black holes and have found new details about their odd, cyclical light signal.

NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart Ssc2015-03_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Thu, Sep 10, 2015

Astronomers have discovered a rare beast of a galaxy cluster whose heart is bursting with new stars. The unexpected find, made with the help of NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes, suggests that behemoth galaxies at the cores of these massive clusters can grow significantly by feeding off gas stolen from another galaxy

Farthest Galaxy Detected Partner093_sq Spitzer Space Telescope Tue, Sep 08, 2015

A team of Caltech researchers that has spent years searching for the earliest objects in the universe now reports the detection of what may be the most distant galaxy ever found.

Herschel and Planck Honored with Space Systems Award Planck2015-004_tn Planck Thu, Sep 03, 2015

The Herschel and Planck project teams are this year's recipients of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Systems Award.


KOA Releases ESI Data Science Release Thu, Jul 31, 2014

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released to the public, data from the Echellette Spectrograph and Imager (ESI) instrument. 780 nights of data have been released, consisting of 21,988 science files and 27,935 calibration files. KOA has also released to PIs, 973 nights of data from the the now decommissioned Near Infrared Camera (NIRC), comprising 263,238 files with a data volume of 276 GB. These data will start to become public in July 2015.

KOA Releases LRIS Data Koa Science Release Fri, Oct 11, 2013

The Keck Observatory Archive (KOA) has released raw images and spectra from the Low Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (LRIS). As of Oct 1 3,480 nights of LRIS data have been archived, and 3,294 nights are public. These data go back as far as 1994.