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dusty planetary system
2014-12-03 11:13:00

Planet hunters received some good news recently. A new study concluded that, on average, sun-like stars aren't all that dusty. Less dust means better odds of snapping clear pictures of the stars' planets in the future.

2014-11-03 16:25:56

Clinical trials to take place at Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou and Nouvel Hôpital Civil de Strasbourg in France PARIS, November 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mauna

Best Vacation Hotspots Centered Around Stargazing: Exclusive
2013-09-24 15:16:48

Everyone's idea of a vacation seems to center around a beach or a mountain, so how about mixing things up a bit on your next trip by venturing out to a place far from city lights, to a land that blankets you in a night sky like you've never known.

thirty meter telescope
2013-04-15 04:57:32

A plan to build the world’s largest telescope moved one step closer to becoming a reality on Friday, as the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) approved a plan to build the record-breaking instrument at the summit of Mauna Kea volcano.

Image 1 - Researchers Fingerprint Hawaiian Lava
2011-11-30 11:12:01

Hawaii's main volcano chains--the Loa and Kea trends--have distinct sources of magma and unique plumbing systems connecting them to the Earth’s deep mantle, according to UBC research published this week in Nature Geoscience.

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2011-02-28 07:45:00

The Hawaii State Board of Land and Natural Resources unanimously approved a permit to build the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on conservation land near the summit of Mauna Kea.

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2010-08-06 09:10:00

Boulders deposited by an ancient glacier that once covered the summit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii have provided more evidence of the extraordinary power and reach of global change, particularly the slowdown of a North Atlantic Ocean current system that could happen again and continues to be a concern to climate scientists.

2010-06-10 14:22:00

HONOLULU, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) is implementing investor relations initiatives to accommodate the increased foreign demand for its investment-grade tropical hardwood trees.

2010-06-09 13:00:00

HONOLULU, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) implements added investor relations initiatives to increase foreign investment and to build strategic partnerships with Hawaii-based companies and associations.


Latest Mauna Kea Reference Libraries

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Kohala
2014-04-10 10:03:58

Kohala is an extinct shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 5,480 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island of Hawaii and is thought to be about one million years old, although it only emerged from the sea about 500,000 years ago. Because its last eruption is thought to have occurred about 120,000 years ago, based on studies conducted on hardened lava flows, this volcano is not thought to pose a threat to inhabitants on the island....

Mauna Loa
2014-04-08 12:02:09

Mauna Loa is an active shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 13,679 feet, slightly shorter than Mauna Kea, but it is still considered one of the volcanoes on Earth due to its length and depth. Its name means Long Mountain in the Hawaiian language. This volcano is thought to have emerged from the ocean about 400,000 years ago and has most likely been active for 700,000 years.  It was created in the...

2012-06-14 13:11:38

Symbol: PHBR7 Group: Dicot Family: Lamiaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Subshrub Shrub Forb/herb Vine Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   PHPO13 Phyllostegia polyantha H. St. John Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants...

2012-06-18 02:54:50

Symbol: DUAR Group: Dicot Family: Asteraceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: HI    N Synonyms:   RAAR4 Railliardia arborea A. Gray Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:HI Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.