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Blast off! UH student-built satellite deployed

Blast off! UH student-built satellite deployed

November 20, 2013  |  4 Comments
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UH’s student-built cube satellite launched on a Minotaur rocket at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia on November 19, 2013.

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Astronomers conclude habitable planets are common

Astronomers conclude habitable planets are common

November 6, 2013  |  Comments
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UH Manoa and University of California, Berkeley astronomers now estimate that one in five stars like the sun have planets about the size of Earth and a surface temperature conducive to life.

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Scientists find Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

Scientists find Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

October 30, 2013  |  1 Comment
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A team of astronomers, led by UH Mānoa’s Andrew Howard found the first Earth-sized planet outside the solar system that has a rocky composition like that of Earth.

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Rail launcher for Hawaii’s first space launch completed

Rail launcher for Hawaii’s first space launch completed

October 29, 2013  |  1 Comment
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The 135-foot rail launcher to be used in Hawaiʻi’s first space launch was unveiled on October 28 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Link discovered between solar storms and dropped cell phone calls

Link discovered between solar storms and dropped cell phone calls

October 15, 2013  |  Comments
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An international study conducted in part by a scientist at the Institute for Astronomy reveals connection between solar storms and radio bursts.

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Satellite built by UH students headed to space

Satellite built by UH students headed to space

September 25, 2013  |  2 Comments
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UH Mānoa engineering students designed and built Hoʻoponopono 2, a cube satellite headed to space in November 2013.

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UH role critical in monitoring space debris and asteroids

UH role critical in monitoring space debris and asteroids

September 12, 2013  |  1 Comment
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The Institute for Astronomy’s Haleakalā and the Mauna Kea observatories assists in tracking manmade space junk and asteroids.

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UH supports nation’s top space surveillance conference

UH supports nation’s top space surveillance conference

September 11, 2013  |  Comments
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The top scientific conference in the fields of space optics, imaging and surveillance is being held on Maui with the participation and support of the University of Hawaiʻi.

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Groundbreaking space exploration research at UH

Groundbreaking space exploration research at UH

August 14, 2013  |  2 Comments
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UH Mānoa’s Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation program is performing groundbreaking research on long duration space travel on Mauna Loa.

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A video map captures movement in the nearby universe

A video map captures movement in the nearby universe

June 21, 2013  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa astronomers Brent Tully, Helene Courtois and an international team of researchers map motions of the nearby universe in three-dimensional detail.

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