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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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The untold story of improvements in UH stewardship of Maunakea

The untold story of improvements in UH stewardship of Maunakea

November 30, 2015  |  Comments
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Editorial by UH President David Lassner and UH Hilo Chancellor Donald Straney for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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Main-belt asteroid shows evidence of March collision

Main-belt asteroid shows evidence of March collision

November 18, 2015  |  Comments
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Researchers make new observations on main-belt asteroid Griseldis, suggesting an impact.

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New light shed on the origins of Earth’s water

New light shed on the origins of Earth’s water

November 16, 2015  |  3 Comments
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UH Mānoa researchers find evidence that Earth’s water was a part of the planet from the beginning.

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Asteroid discovered by UH telescope to make close Halloween flyby

Asteroid discovered by UH telescope to make close Halloween flyby

October 22, 2015  |  Comments
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A large near-Earth asteroid named 2015 TB145, discovered by the UH’s Pan-STARRS1 Telescope atop Haleakala, will pass close to Earth on October 31.

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Journey through the universe in Gunther Hasinger’s new book

Journey through the universe in Gunther Hasinger’s new book

October 21, 2015  |  1 Comment
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UH Mānoa Institute for Astronomy Director Günther Hasinger’ new book, Astronomy’s Limitless Journey.

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Robotic laser astronomy on the rise

Robotic laser astronomy on the rise

October 12, 2015  |  1 Comment
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Robotic laser adaptive optics system developed by UH astronomer Christoph Baranec gets new home at at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.

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Discovery of tenth Tatooine-like circumbinary planet

Discovery of tenth Tatooine-like circumbinary planet

August 13, 2015  |  1 Comment
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A team of astronomers, including University of Hawaiʻi astronomer Nader Haghighipour, will announce the discovery of the tenth transiting circumbinary planet.

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Is there life in the Alpha Centauri system?

Is there life in the Alpha Centauri system?

August 6, 2015  |  2 Comments
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Scientists propose a sensitive technique for detecting photosynthetic organisms in extrasolar planetary systems.

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