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Lava Flows in Hawaii Originall Called Pyroduct

An article on the history of volcanology notes that Titus Coan, a Christian missionary in Hilo between 1835 and his death in 1882, who theorized how lava could travel so far from its vent. Coan was one of the first … Continue reading

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Mauna Kea Brush Fire Reroutes Traffic on Saddle Road

Authorities report that a brush fire that has caused rerouting of traffic on Saddle Road on Mauna is 60 percent contained. Traffic is being detoured through an old section of Saddle Road and Mauna Kea State Recreation Area remains closed … Continue reading

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New Study Says Precipitation Was 3X What It Is Now During Mauna Kea’s Glacier Period

A study published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters by scientists from Oregon State University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, University of British Columbia and U.S. Geological Survey and supported by the National Science Foundation investigates the ancient glaciers on … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin Might Be Right: Kodiak Is Bigger Than Hawaii Island (in terms of coastline)

The Anchorage Daily News has an amusing tale of determining the U.S. largest island — Kodiak Island or the Island Of Hawaii. The debate was spurred by Sarah Palin’s calling Kodiak the biggest. The News concluded that Hawaii is the … Continue reading

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Gemini Observatory on Mauna Kea Photographs First Planet

The Gemini Telescope on Mauna Kea is the first land based telescope to photograph a planet outside the solar system.

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Hawaii’s Wet Season was the Driest in 30 Years

Hawaii has closed portions of the Mauna Kea Forest Reserve and the Kaohe Game Management Area through August 31 because of drought. This is in wake of the National Weather Service announcement that the October 2009 to April 2010 Hawaiian … Continue reading

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$1 Lease for Ground Under Mauna Kea Telescopes Stirring Controversy

The $1/year state lease to the University of Hawaii for the telescopes atop Mauna Kea is stirring some controversy as plans are moving forward for the new billion 30-metre telescope and the State of Hawaii is facing budget deficits. Here’s … Continue reading

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Space Race: 42-metre telescope in Chile tops 30-metre scope on Mauna Kea for Top Opt

Ground hasn’t even been broken on Mauna Kea for the new 30 Metre Telescope which is scheduled to become operational in 2018 and was billed as the world’s largest telescope. Now comes plans the 42-metre European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT) … Continue reading

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Environmental Impact Statement for World’s Largest Observatory on Mauna Kea

The Mauna Kea Management Board has recommended approval of the enivronmental impact statement for the Thirty Meter Telescope which would be the world’s largest and most advanced observatory if it is built. If the approval is achieved construction would begin … Continue reading

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Toxoplasmosis Outbreak in Mauna Kea Feral Cats

The Honoluluadvertiser reports that a third of the feral cats on the Mauna Kea west slope between 6,500 to 9,000 have toxoplasmosis, a protozoan parasite.

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