Tag Archives: Hawaii

Firm Wants to Sell Mauna Kea Ash for Mars Training

The AP reports a company says the volcanic ash between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa resembles that of Mars and wants to sell it to NASA for training.

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Cell GPS Phone Leads to Hawaii Rescue in Nu'uanu Mountains

Hawaiichannel reports T-Mobile workers using the GPS coordinates of a phone organized a rescue of a mssing hiker in the Nu’uanu mountains.

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NASA Approves 6 New Outrigger Telescopes for Mauna Kea

NASA has approved the construction of six new small telescopes as part of the Outrigger Observatory on Mauna Kea.

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Mauna Kea Gemini Telescope Contributes to Discovery of 10th Planet Xena (2003 UB313)

Various publications report the Gemini Telescope is associated with the discovery of the Solar System’s 10th planet now dubbed Xena.

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Teenager in Tour Helicopter Spots Man Lost Five Days on Hawaii Lava Field

Earth Times reports Gilbert Dewey Gaedcke was rescued after five days on a Hawaii lava field when a teenager spotted him from a tour helicopter.

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3 Sunset Planet Discovered at Mauna Kea

Nature reports an astronomer on Mauna Kea has discovered Planet HD 188753 Ab which has three sunsets.

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USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched

Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) .

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Students Occupy University of Hawaii President's Office to Protest Secret Navy Installation on Mauna Kea

KHON reports the University of Hawaii’s President’s Office in Bachman Hall has been occupied by first time since 1969 by protesting students — who object to the university’s connections to the Navy which they say include classified facilities on Mauna … Continue reading

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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints

Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.

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Dehydrated Girl Rescued in Heat at Hawaii Volcanos National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HI) Shorthaul Rescue of Dehydrated Hiker The park received a cell phone call via 911 reporting an unconscious girl on the switchbacks on the backcountry Kaaha trail below the Hilina Pali Road around 5:30 p.m. on … Continue reading

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