Astronomers Discover Earliest Black Hole And Quasar In The Universe

Astronomers have discovered the most distant quasar ever found using several Maunakea Observatories.
January 13, 2021

Rocky Planet Discovered Orbiting Ancient Star

University of Hawai‘i astronomers using the WM Keck Observatory on Maunakea have discovered an ancient rocky planet in Earth's home galaxy.
January 12, 2021

Mystery Surrounding Blue Ring Nebula Solved, Astronomers Believe

Astronomers have uncovered the 16-year-old mystery surrounding the Blue Ring Nebula - an unusual, large, faint blob of gas with a star at its center.
November 18, 2020

Astronomers Astounded by Unexplained Brightness Colossal Explosion

Astronomers have discovered the brightest infrared light from a short gamma-ray burst ever seen, with a bizarre glow that is more luminous than previously thought was possible.
November 12, 2020

Faint Super Planet Discovered by Radio Telescope

Astronomers used observations from a radio telescope and a pair of observatories on Maunakea to discover a cold brown dwarf, also known as a “super planet” or “failed star.”
November 09, 2020

Galaxies In Infant Universe Were Surprisingly Mature, Researchers Say

Astronomers have discovered that massive galaxies were already much more mature in the early universe than previously expected, astronomers announced Tuesday.
October 27, 2020

Astronomers Discover Anemic Star Cluster

Astronomers have discovered a massive star cluster in the Andromeda Galaxy, the closest large galaxy to our Milky Way, that is anemic.
October 19, 2020

Keck II Telescope Receives Upgrade to See in Infrared

The newly upgraded adaptive optics (AO) system on W.M. Keck Observatory’s Keck II telescope now features the first infrared pyramid wavefront sensor available for scientific use.
September 29, 2020

Hālau Lamakū Offers Place-Based Hawaiian Learning for Keiki

The program has been specially designed to provide social and academic stimulation for keiki in a safe environment.
September 20, 2020

100 Cool Worlds Found Near the Sun

With the help of citizen scientists, astrophysicists have discovered about 100 cool worlds in the Sun’s neighborhood. They’re brown dwarfs, sometimes referred to as “failed stars,” which are objects that are more massive than planets but lighter than stars.
August 20, 2020