Keck I began scientific observations in May 1993 and Keck II in October 1996. Attached to Keck I is HIRES, the High Resolution Échelle Spectrometer, used in the search for extrasolar planets (see San Francisco State University Planet Search). Among the instruments fitted to Keck II is MIRLIN, the Mid-InfraRed Large-well Imager, capable of showing detail in circumstellar disks and thereby shedding light on the process of planet formation.
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