February 3, 2020

Astronomers Discover Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole

Astronomers have discovered a new class of objects at the center of our Galaxy using the Keck Observatory on Maunakea. By combining 13 years of data (part of a project known as the Galactic Center Orbits Initiative), they identified four new objects that look like gas but behave like stars. This new class of objects, called G objects, appear compact […]
October 8, 2019

Massive Filaments Fuel the Growth of Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes

An international group of scientists has used observations from the Subaru and Keck telescopes on Maunakea to observe enormous filaments of gas in the early Universe, extending over more than 3 million light years. By focusing on a massive cluster of galaxies located about 12 billion light years away in the constellation of Aquarius, the scientists were able to create […]