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Discovery of tenth Tatooine-like circumbinary planet

Discovery of tenth Tatooine-like circumbinary planet

A team of astronomers, including University of Hawaiʻi astronomer Nader Haghighipour, will announce the discovery of the tenth transiting circumbinary planet.

August 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
Is there life in the Alpha Centauri system?

Is there life in the Alpha Centauri system?

Scientists propose a sensitive technique for detecting photosynthetic organisms in extrasolar planetary systems.

August 6, 2015 | By | 2 Replies More
UH astronomer to head international astronomical division on planetary science and astrobiology

UH astronomer to head international astronomical division on planetary science and astrobiology

Nader Haghighipour, an astronomer at the Institute for Astronomy, has been elected president of Division F (planetary systems and astrobiology) of the International Astronomical Union.

July 29, 2015 | By | 4 Replies More
Astronomy alum wins prestigious Trumpler Award

Astronomy alum wins prestigious Trumpler Award

UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy graduate H. Jabran Zahid receives award for research on chemical evolution of galaxies.

July 14, 2015 | By More
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 | 3 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