May 19, 2020

Gemini Gets Lucky and Takes a Deep Dive Into Jupiter’s Clouds

Researchers using the Gemini North Telescope, in combination with the Hubble Space Telescope and observations from the Juno probe at Jupiter itself, have collected some of […]
May 12, 2020

Maunakea Observatories Response to Coronavirus Pandemic

Maunakea Observatories prepares for phased reopening    The Maunakea Observatories are resuming operations, after nearly two months of suspended nightly science observations. This action follows Governor Ige’s 7th Supplementary Emergency […]
May 1, 2020

Super-Jupiter Discovered in Kepler-88 System

A team of astronomers using the Keck Observatory on Maunakea have discovered a planet three times the mass of Jupiter in a distant planetary system. This […]
February 13, 2020

Astronomers Study the Formation of “Failed Stars”

A team of astronomers has used the Keck and Subaru telescopes on Maunakea to gain new insight into the processes of star and planet formation. They […]
February 3, 2020

Astronomers Discover Strange Objects Near Our Galaxy’s Central Black Hole

Astronomers have discovered a new class of objects at the center of our Galaxy using the Keck Observatory on Maunakea. By combining 13 years of data […]
January 16, 2020

Astronomers Discover Distant Galaxies Driving an Ancient Cosmic Makeover of the Early Universe

An international team of astronomers has used the Keck Observatory on Maunakea to identify the most distant group of galaxies identified in the Universe to date. […]
January 15, 2020

First Ground-Based Detection of Complex Organic Molecules in a Comet

A team of astronomers have used the Subaru telescope on Maunakea to detect the presence of complex organic molecules from a comet (Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner) in our […]
December 6, 2019

Four Maunakea Telescopes Chart a Close Encounter Between a Binary Star and the Solar System

An international collaboration led by Gemini and University of Hawai`i astronomers used four Maunakea observatories (CFHT, Keck, IRTF, and UH88) to shed new light on the […]
November 26, 2019

Water Vapor Discovered on One of Jupiter’s Moons

An international team of astronomers have used the Keck telescopes on Maunakea to detect water vapor for the first time above the surface of Europa, one […]
November 12, 2019

New Measurements from Maunakea Confirm the Crisis in Cosmology

A team of astronomers have developed a new method for measuring the Hubble Constant – the expansion rate of the universe. Using W. M. Keck Observatory’s […]
November 4, 2019

A 3-D View of a Distant Supercluster of Galaxies

A team of astronomers have used the combination of the Subaru and Gemini telescopes on Maunakea to get a more detailed view than ever before, of […]
October 23, 2019

Two Maunakea Observatories Reveal the History of our Large Galactic Neighbor

The nearest large galaxy to us – the Andromeda Galaxy – is a good place to study the history of galaxies like our own Milky Way, […]