Tag: astronomy

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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Astronomy program for Hawaiʻi high school students prepares future science leaders

Astronomy program for Hawaiʻi high school students prepares future science leaders

June 15, 2016  |  1 Comment
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HI STAR alumni are college and research ready.

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Largest, widest orbit Tatooine bolsters planet formation theories

Largest, widest orbit Tatooine bolsters planet formation theories

June 13, 2016  |  Comments
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Institute for Astronomy’s Nader Haghighipour announces discovery of the largest known circumbinary planet.

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High school Maunakea Scholars reach for the stars

High school Maunakea Scholars reach for the stars

June 1, 2016  |  Comments
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Hawaiʻi high school students spend the night at the Canada-France-Hawaiʻi Telescope in the Maunakea Scholars program.

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Are black holes the dark matter?

Are black holes the dark matter?

May 25, 2016  |  1 Comment
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New research suggests link between black holes and dark matter that give clues to the evolution of the universe.

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Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

Researching island lava as an analog for the Red Planet

May 5, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo student Nicolette Thomas looks at organisms that first arrive on lava flows to set an upper limit on biomass expectations for scientists searching for life on Mars.

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Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

Back from the deep freeze: A piece of the early Solar System returns

April 29, 2016  |  Comments
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Astronomers found an object that appears to be made of inner Solar System material from the time of Earth’s formation, which has been preserved in the Oort Cloud for billions of years.

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