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Kepler discoveries focus of Windward CC chemistry forum

Kepler discoveries focus of Windward CC chemistry forum

September 7, 2016  |  Comments
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Nader Haghighipour will discuss NASA’s Kepler mission and the discovery of new planetary candidates on September 22 at Windward CC.

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Brent Tully honored as ARCS Honolulu Scientist of the Year

Brent Tully honored as ARCS Honolulu Scientist of the Year

August 30, 2016  |  Comments
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R. Brent Tully, considered the father of modern observational cosmology, received the ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s 2016 Scientist of the Year award.

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Project Imua team completes final tests and integration at NASA Wallops

Project Imua team completes final tests and integration at NASA Wallops

August 11, 2016  |  Comments
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Students from four UH Community Colleges finished the remove before flight procedures for Project Imua.

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Project Imua team ready for second NASA launch

Project Imua team ready for second NASA launch

August 4, 2016  |  Comments
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The team successfully conducted final mission simulation tests of their payload and scientific experiments.

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Planets with the highest likelihood of harboring life identified

Planets with the highest likelihood of harboring life identified

August 3, 2016  |  1 Comment
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A research group including IfA’s Nader Haghighipour used data from NASA’s Kepler to identify planets that could support life.

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UH Hilo students to have access to Maunakea telescopes

UH Hilo students to have access to Maunakea telescopes

August 1, 2016  |  Comments
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In addition to allotting time with the telescopes, the agreement seeks to improve the integration of UH Hilo’s physics and astronomy department with the IfA Hilo branch.

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot heats planet’s upper atmosphere

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot heats planet’s upper atmosphere

July 27, 2016  |  Comments
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Researchers’ findings use data from the NASA– and UH-operated Infrared Telescope Facility on Maunakea.

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Earth-like planets among 100+ identified by UH, astronomers and NASA

Earth-like planets among 100+ identified by UH, astronomers and NASA

July 18, 2016  |  1 Comment
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An international team of astronomers including the Manoa Institute for Astronomy and NASA identify 100 new planets including five Earth-like planets.

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UH-led team uses NASA’s Dawn mission to identify icy craters on Ceres

UH-led team uses NASA’s Dawn mission to identify icy craters on Ceres

July 8, 2016  |  Comments
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The dwarf planet shows signs of ice deposits that may have formed over billions of years.

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Newly discovered asteroid is Earth’s companion

Newly discovered asteroid is Earth’s companion

June 16, 2016  |  1 Comment
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Institute for Astronomy researchers discover an asteroid close to Earth that follows the planet around the Sun.

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