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PISCES now accepting applications for 2018 young women’s STARS program

Summer program for high school girls offers behind-the-scenes look at STEM careers

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS Mission VII space exploration simulation seeking crewmembers

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are seeking crewmembers for a NASA-funded long-duration space exploration analog study.

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS Mars mission simulation on Mauna Loa canceled

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation which simulates a space mission by four crewmembers has been canceled.

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Crew members selected for 8-month Mars simulation

UH Manoa’s Kim Binsted: ‘Looking out the single porthole window, all you can see are lava fields and Maunakea in the distance’

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HI-SEAS: Mars food researchers wrap up 4-month mission

Study provides new insights to address ‘menu fatigue’ and keep astronauts well-nourished

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State awards $800,000 for PISCES aerospace program

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s aerospace industry is getting another boost from the State. At Tuesday’s Bill Signing Ceremony held at the State Capitol, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui signed SB1256 into law on behalf of Governor Neil Abercrombie. Under the bill, The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) will receive $400,000 to continue with technology […]

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Volcano Watch: Life-sustaining habitats on Mars?

Volcano Watch: Life-sustaining habitats on Mars?

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) E.T., the stranded alien botanist from the blockbuster 1982 movie, may have been the most popular extraterrestrial in recent history; but he had no identified home planet. In contrast, Mars and Martians have captured the imagination of science […]

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Mars looks cool, but it's probably kinda cold

Mars looks cool, but it’s probably kinda cold

MEDIA RELEASE Martian landforms have been shaped by winds, water, lava flow, seasonal icing and other forces over millennia. This view shows color variations in bright layered deposits on a plateau near Juventae Chasma in the Valles Marineris region of Mars. A brown mantle covers portions of the bright deposits. Researchers have found that these […]

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This view of a rock called "Block Island," the largest meteorite yet found on Mars, comes from the panoramic camera (Pancam) on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity. (Photo courtesy of  NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell University)

Mars meteorite yields clues about planet’s past

  MEDIA RELEASE   NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity is investigating a metallic meteorite the size of a large watermelon that is providing researchers more details about the Red Planet’s environmental history.  The rock, dubbed “Block Island,” is larger than any other known meteorite on Mars. Scientists calculate it is too massive to have hit the […]

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Using both the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the W.M. Keck Telescopes atop Mauna Kea, a team of NASA and university astronomers have definitively shown that a large amount of Methane is being released into the Martian atmosphere.

Martian Methane

Using both the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility and the W.M. Keck Telescopes atop Mauna Kea, a team of NASA and university astronomers have definitively shown that a large amount of Methane is being released into the Martian atmosphere.

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