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Photos of W. M. Keck Observatory and Space Discoveries



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In 2008, the a team of astronomers using the Keck Observatory Keck II telescope took the first-ever direct images of another solar system showing three planets orbiting around a dusty young star named HR 8799, which is 129 light-years away from earth. In 2010, they found a fourth planet named 'e'.

Photo: courtesy of the w.m. keck observatory

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