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Auroras On Saturn To Be Closely Monitored
2013-04-16 04:51:56

An international team of researchers, in collaboration with University of Leicester planetary scientists, has organized the largest ever observational campaign of Saturn's auroras.

2011-08-23 20:19:17

Scientists using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have discovered the coldest class of star-like bodies, with temperatures as cool as the human body.

2010-02-19 12:40:00

New measurements of ozone in the atmosphere of Mars are being obtained in a coordinated observation campaign with Mars Express and a Hawaiian-based telescope.

2009-07-24 06:50:18

A team of astronomers using the Gemini North telescope on Mauna Kea in Hawai'i obtained a new infrared image of Jupiter on Wednesday night, July 22, showing its new scar still glowing in mid-infrared wavelengths.

2009-07-20 19:20:00

Scientists have found evidence that another object has bombarded Jupiter, exactly 15 years after the first impacts by the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9.

2007-04-12 17:01:09

So begins a night of Mars-watching at NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility atop Hawaii's dormant Mauna Kea volcano. Here, astronomers work by night to discover things that can't be seen by day.

2005-09-13 21:22:39

Telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii recorded the most distant cosmic explosion ever seen, probably caused by the collapse of a massive dying star, according to University of Hawaii astronomers.

2005-09-09 18:35:00

Astronomers have glimpsed dusty debris around an essentially dead star where gravity and radiation should have long ago removed any sign of dust -- a discovery that may provide insights into our own solar system's eventual demise several billion years from now.

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Subaru Telescope
2004-10-19 04:45:40

Image Caption: The Subaru Telescope at the Mauna Kea Observatory on Hawaii. Credit: Denys/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Subaru Telescope is a 26.9-foot (8.2m) telescope located at the Mauna Kea Observatory on the Big Island of Hawaii and operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). It had the largest primary mirror in the world until 2005. This is a reflecting telescope with a large field of view--called a Ritchey-Chretien--which has a primary mirror and a secondary...

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