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Telescopes Large and Small Team Up to Study Triple Asteroid

Kamuela, HI -- Combining observations from the world’s largest telescopes with small telescopes used by amateur astronomers, a team of scientists discovered that the large main-belt asteroid (87)... Read more »

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Watery Asteroid Discovered in Dying Star Points to Habitable Exoplanets

Kamuela, HI -- Astronomers have found the shattered remains of an asteroid that contained huge amounts of water orbiting an exhausted star, or white dwarf. This suggests that the star GD 61 and its... Read more »

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Distant Asteroid Revealed to be a Complex Mini Geological World

Mauna Kea, HI—After 8 years of observations scientists from the SETI Institute have found an exotic orbit for the largest Trojan asteroid, (624) Hektor—the only one known to possess a moon. The... Read more »

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Observers from NASA will use HIRESR on Keck 1, while on Keck 2, CIT observers will use NIRSPAO-NGS. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:38:00am
Sun sets on Hoku Kea; UH-Hilo will decommission beleaguered telescope | Hawaii Tribune-Herald bit.ly/1flsEbe
Interesting read on a complicated issue: Astronomers grapple with the controversy raging over a Hawaiian observatory bit.ly/1KQdWED
On Keck 1, we have ANU observers using HIRESR. On Keck 2, we have CIT observers using NIRSPAO-NGS. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:37:00am
The sky is ready for HIRESR and NIRC2-LGS. Our observers from CIT and UH/KECK are also ready. Sun set 07:16:00pm rise 05:35:00am