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No easy feat: Observing a solar eclipse over the Arctic

No easy feat: Observing a solar eclipse over the Arctic

The international Solar Wind Sherpas team braved Arctic weather to successfully observe the total solar eclipse of March 20 from Greenland.

April 29, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Robotically discovering Earth’s nearest neighbors

Robotically discovering Earth’s nearest neighbors

Team of astronomers recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star only 54 light-years away.

April 28, 2015 | By | 13 Replies More
Cold cosmic mystery solved

Cold cosmic mystery solved

A research team of led by Astronomer István Szapudi discover what might be the largest known structure in the universe that leaves its imprint on cosmic microwave background radiation.

April 20, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Fastest star in Milky Way propelled by a thermonuclear supernova

Fastest star in Milky Way propelled by a thermonuclear supernova

Institute for Astronomy’s Eugene Magnier part of international team of astronomers to find a star that breaks the galactic speed record.

March 9, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
Second known case of a planet in a quadruple star system discovered

Second known case of a planet in a quadruple star system discovered

This discovery was made using UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy’s Robo-AO adaptive optics system.

March 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
Newly discovered three-planet system holds clues to atmospheres of earth-size worlds

Newly discovered three-planet system holds clues to atmospheres of earth-size worlds

A new paper co-authored by UH Mānoa astronomers looks into three small planets on the edge of a “habitable zone”

January 16, 2015 | By | Reply More
Kepler super-Earth discovery confirmed by UH astronomer

Kepler super-Earth discovery confirmed by UH astronomer

University of Hawaiʻi astronomer Christoph Baranec and Brendan Bowler supplied confirming data of Kepler’s super-Earth discovery.

December 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Scientists use Hawaiʻi observatories to study an exotic object

Scientists use Hawaiʻi observatories to study an exotic object

Researchers study an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

November 21, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

UH astronomer John Tonry is the recipient of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his groundbreaking research.

November 18, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

Institute for Astronomy astronomers discovered two unusual objects in comet-like orbits that originate in the Oort cloud but with almost no activity.

November 12, 2014 | By | Reply More