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Astronomer helps solve massive galaxy mystery

Astronomer helps solve massive galaxy mystery

January 29, 2014  |  Comments
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Astronomers assemble a coherent picture of the formation history of the most massive galaxies in the universe.

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Scientists find interplanetary dust particles could bring water to Earth

Scientists find interplanetary dust particles could bring water to Earth

January 27, 2014  |  2 Comments
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UH Mānoa scientists discover interplanetary dust particles contain water and organics necessary for origin of life on Earth.

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First detailed look at a normal galaxy in the early universe

First detailed look at a normal galaxy in the early universe

January 14, 2014  |  Comments
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UH Mānoa astronomer Regina Jorgenson has obtained the first image that shows the structure of a normal galaxy in the early universe.

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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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