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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
Earthquake-damaged Japanese observatory finds new home on Haleakala

Earthquake-damaged Japanese observatory finds new home on Haleakala

The Institute for Astronomy facilitates the re-use of an existing dome on Haleakalā for the Tohoku 60-centimeter telescope.

September 10, 2014 | By | Reply More
Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

An international team, including the Institute for Astronomy’s Christoph Baranec, is using the world’s first robotic laser adaptive optics system to explore thousands of exoplanet systems.

August 5, 2014 | By | Reply More
Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

An international team of astronomers, including the Institute for Astronomy’s Harald Ebeling, has mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before.

July 25, 2014 | By | Reply More