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Fastest star in Milky Way propelled by a thermonuclear supernova

Fastest star in Milky Way propelled by a thermonuclear supernova

March 9, 2015  |  2 Comments
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Institute for Astronomy’s Eugene Magnier part of international team of astronomers to find a star that breaks the galactic speed record.

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

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

March 5, 2015  |  Comments
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This discovery was made using UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy’s Robo-AO adaptive optics system.

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An endangered reef, a lunar riddle and two fish on a mission

An endangered reef, a lunar riddle and two fish on a mission

February 10, 2015  |  1 Comment
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Kaluokaʻhina: The Enchanted Reef to celebrates its Hawaiʻi premiere at the Hōkūlani Imaginarium.

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Physicists find fractal patterns in pulsating stars

Physicists find fractal patterns in pulsating stars

February 5, 2015  |  Comments
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UH Manoa physicists are part of a team that reports the first evidence of fractal features in the details of stellar pulsations.

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Hōkūlani Imaginarium heats up for Valentine’s Day

Hōkūlani Imaginarium heats up for Valentine’s Day

February 3, 2015  |  Comments
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Hōkūlani Imaginarium at Windward CC presents Star-Crossed Lovers, a special 21+ Valentine’s Day show.

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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

January 16, 2015  |  Comments
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A new paper co-authored by UH Mānoa astronomers looks into three small planets on the edge of a “habitable zone”

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Kepler super-Earth discovery confirmed by UH astronomer

Kepler super-Earth discovery confirmed by UH astronomer

December 18, 2014  |  Comments
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University of Hawaiʻi astronomer Christoph Baranec and Brendan Bowler supplied confirming data of Kepler’s super-Earth discovery.

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Hōkūlani Imaginarium warms up for the holidays with Season of Light

Hōkūlani Imaginarium warms up for the holidays with Season of Light

December 8, 2014  |  Comments
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Windward CC’s Hōkūlani Imaginarium presents Season of Light, a visually rich show about the coldest time of year.

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Scientists use Hawaiʻi observatories to study an exotic object

Scientists use Hawaiʻi observatories to study an exotic object

November 21, 2014  |  1 Comment
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Researchers study an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

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UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

UH astronomer shares $3 million Breakthrough Prize

November 18, 2014  |  1 Comment
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UH astronomer John Tonry is the recipient of the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for his groundbreaking research.

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