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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  |  Comments
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Researchers study an unusual source of light in a galaxy some 90 million light-years away.

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First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

First observations of the surfaces of objects from the Oort Cloud

November 12, 2014  |  Comments
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Institute for Astronomy astronomers discovered two unusual objects in comet-like orbits that originate in the Oort cloud but with almost no activity.

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UH assumes ownership of United Kingdom Infrared telescope

UH assumes ownership of United Kingdom Infrared telescope

October 31, 2014  |  Comments
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UH will assume ownership of the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope on Maunakea.

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Record-setting space travel simulation underway

Record-setting space travel simulation underway

October 16, 2014  |  2 Comments
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Six astronaut-like crew members began their eight month Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission on October 15.

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Crew selected for eight-month Mars simulation

Crew selected for eight-month Mars simulation

September 24, 2014  |  Comments
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For the next HI-SEAS mission, starting October 15, the participants will be isolated in their dome habitat for eight months.

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UH scientist maps supercluster of galaxies, names it Laniakea

UH scientist maps supercluster of galaxies, names it Laniakea

September 3, 2014  |  2 Comments
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UH Mānoa astronomer R. Brent Tully has led an international team of astronomers in defining the supercluster of galaxies containing our own Milky Way

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Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

Laser wielding robot probes exoplanet systems

August 5, 2014  |  Comments
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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.

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Mock Mars mission tests crew cohesion

Mock Mars mission tests crew cohesion

July 29, 2014  |  2 Comments
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Crew members emerge from four-month-long Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation mission on Mauna Loa.

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Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

Record precision achieved in mass map of galaxy cluster

July 25, 2014  |  Comments
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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.

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UH receives major contract for solar telescope instrument

UH receives major contract for solar telescope instrument

July 21, 2014  |  Comments
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UH Institute for Astronomy awarded major contract to build new instrument to measure solar magnetism.

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