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A recently discovered exoplanet was found wandering the depths of space without the warming comfort of a nearby sun.
Thanks to an anonymous $3M gift made through the University of Hawaii Foundation, Pan-STARRS will survive the cuts and continue astronomy research of global import.
Astronomers announced today that the first Pan-STARRS (Panoramic Survey Telescope & Rapid Response System) telescope, PS1, is fully operational.
A team of astronomers led by John Johnson of the University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy has used a new technique to measure the precise size of a planet around a distant star.
Astronomers have used ultrasharp images obtained with the Keck Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope to determine for the first time the masses of the coldest class of "failed stars," a.k.a. brown dwarfs.
The summit of a Maui volcano whose Hawaiian name means "House of the Sun" has been recommended as the site for one of the world's biggest and most advanced solar telescopes.
Haleakalā National Park is located in Hawaii in the United States, on the island of Maui. The park contains 33,265 acres of protected land, with 19,270 acres of designated wilderness. The area was initially added to Hawaii National Park in 1916, alongside the Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. The creation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1961 helped established Haleakalā National Park and in 2000, the name of the park was altered to its Hawaiian spelling by the...