Tag: astronomy

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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UH Hilo student Derek Hand conducting astronomy research on merging galaxies

UH Hilo student Derek Hand conducting astronomy research on merging galaxies

April 13, 2016  |  Comments
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UH Hilo astronomy and physics major Derek Hand and mentor Andreea Petric are advancing humanity’s knowledge about merging galaxies

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UH Hilo astronomy students take spectacular pictures of night sky

UH Hilo astronomy students take spectacular pictures of night sky

March 29, 2016  |  Comments
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At recent observing sessions on Maunakea, UH Hilo students studied a comet, measured aspects of Jupiter and more.

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UH astronomers help local high school students compete for telescope time

UH astronomers help local high school students compete for telescope time

March 2, 2016  |  Comments
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First program of its kind provides observing time on a world-class telescope for Hawaiʻi’s aspiring young astronomers.

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Mystery of disappearing asteroids solved

Mystery of disappearing asteroids solved

February 17, 2016  |  1 Comment
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A new study shows that asteroid and comets are destroyed much farther from the Sun than thought.

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Pan-STARRS chases source of LIGO gravity wave event

Pan-STARRS chases source of LIGO gravity wave event

February 12, 2016  |  Comments
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UH’s Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System maps the sky looking for LIGO gravity wave event.

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University of Hawaiʻi reaffirms support of TMT project

University of Hawaiʻi reaffirms support of TMT project

February 11, 2016  |  1 Comment
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University of Hawaiʻi remains steadfast in our support for locating the Thirty Meter Telescope in Hawaiʻi.

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