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HPR’s Dave Lawrence and Christopher Phillips host Stargazer every Monday to discuss the latest developments in astronomy.

November 10 - 16, 2014 Stargazer: A Keck Discovery + The Rosetta Comet Landing

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Courtesy of Shawn Laatsch
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We’ve got a meteor shower to look for this week, plus we hear about a local discovery involving the Keck Observatories as HPR’s Dave Lawrence speaks with Christopher Phillips from the Mauna Kea Astronomy Outreach Committee for this week’s Stargazer report.

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Credit Andrea Ghez, Gunther Witzel/UCLA Galactic Center Group/W. M. Keck Observatory
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The G2 as observed by the Keck researchers. They note that the infrared data shows G2 survived its closest approach to the black hole.

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Credit Ethan Tweedie Photography
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According to the observatory officials, the Keck facility used adaptive optics to make the discovery that G2 is actually a pair of binary stars.

See the historic European Space Agency spaceship landing on a comet! Watch the Rosetta comet landing live as it happens with this player; the action starting at 9am Hawai'i time on Tuesday November 11:

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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