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Central Pacific Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Thursday, August 27, 2015 Ignacio track update.

Hurricanes Ignacio and Jimena tracking towards Hawaii

Ignacio is forecast to slowly strengthen through late Saturday (Aug 29). Behind Ignacio is Hurricane Jimena in the Eastern Pacific which has been strengthening.

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Tropical Storm Kilo, Hawaii, Hurricane Ignacio and Tropical Storm Jimena in this image taken at 11 p.m. HST Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hurricane Ignacio on track towards Hawaii, Tropical Storm Jimena behind it

As of 11 p.m. HST Wednesday (Aug 26) Ignacio is forecast to continue strengthening. Behind Ignacio is Tropical Storm Jimena in the Eastern Pacific.

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National Hurricane Center 11 p.m. HST Tuesday (Aug 25) track update.

Tropical Storm Ignacio headed for the Central Pacific, forecast to strengthen

Ignacio is strengthening, is expected to increase its forward speed and become a hurricane by Thursday (Aug 27).

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This artist's concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/T. PYLE

Keck Observatory confirms planet described as ‘an older cousin to Earth’

The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

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CROPPED This Voyager 1 image mosaic shows a large area of Io's volcanic plains, with numerous volcanic calderas and lava flows. Loki Patera, an active lava lake 1,000 times large than Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake, is the black horseshoe-shaped feature in the lower part of the image. Credit: NASA/JPL/USGS

Volcano Watch: Active lava lakes are found beyond Earth

Exploration of volcanoes within our solar system has been much like the exploration of Hawaiian volcanoes in the 19th century: sporadic.

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A snow-capped Mauna Kea captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 satellite on March 10, 2015. Click on image for full view.

Blizzards hitting the Big Island as seen from space

On March 12, 2015, a blizzard warning was in effect on the Big Island of Hawaii. Snow is not unprecedented on tropical peaks, but it is uncommon.

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PISCES, NASA sign Space Act Agreement

MEDIA RELEASE The Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems (PISCES) has signed a non-reimbursable Space Act Agreement with NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC), formally establishing a partnership to jointly work on a Hawaii high school STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) project that will give students the opportunity to develop a space experiment and […]

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Bill backs PISCES, NASA communications station

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Will Espero, along with officials from NASA, is urging the approval of Senate Bill 2583 Senate Draft 1, a bill related to launching Hawaii’s aerospace industry through investment in a laser optical communications ground station. The measure is awaiting a hearing in the House Finance committee. The purpose of the measure is […]

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PISCES intern attends rocket launch

Hawaii 24/7 Staff PISCES Akamai Workforce Initiative intern, Krystal Schlechter, concluded her work with PISCES in an explosive way – literally. Thanks to donations through PISCES fundraising efforts, the UH Hilo student and her mentor, John Hamilton, PISCES test logistics/education and public outreach manager witnessed NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Mission blast […]

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Mars food mission researchers return to Earth

MEDIA RELEASE The countdown has begun. Six researchers who have spent more than 100 days inside a remote habitat to simulate a long-duration space journey are finally returning to Earth. About 700 applicants vied for six spots in the HI-SEAS mission, which began in April and will conclude Aug. 13. These Earth-based researchers have been […]

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Scientists discover system with three planets in habitable zone

MEDIA RELEASE A team of scientists recently confirmed six, and possibly seven, planets orbiting a star system only 22 light-years from Earth. More importantly, three of those planets are super-Earths, lying in the Goldilocks Zone where liquid water could exist, making them possible candidates for the presence of life. This is the first system found […]

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HPA students assist NASA with experiment

MEDIA RELEASE Want to go to Mars? The journey there is already happening. Hawaii Preparatory Academy’s top science students are monitoring and maintaining a key link in a long-term experiment to prepare for the first future human missions to the Red Planet. HPA’s science students are in charge of the instrumentation for the HI-SEAS (Hawaii […]

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NASA observes Day of Remembrance February 1, 2013

NASA will pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as other NASA colleagues, during the agency’s Day of Remembrance on Friday, Feb. 1, the 10th anniversary of the Columbia accident.

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NASA is accepting proposals for reduced gravity education flights

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston is accepting applications from teams of kindergarten, elementary and secondary school teachers to conduct scientific experiments aboard the agency’s reduced gravity aircraft next year.

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