Images and Discoveries
Examples of recent research being done by University of Hawaii
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Large Scale Structure of the Universe
a journey to the Virgo Cluster and learn about the structure of
the local supercluster.
The Most Massive Cluster of Galaxies in the Universe
astronomers combine images from Mauna Kea with data from an orbiting
X-ray satellite to map out a vast concentration of Dark Matter.
of computer simulation of what happens when stars collide
use computers to predict the outcome of collisions between
galaxies, such as the production of quasars.
at Mauna Kea have developed techniques for removing the image distortions
produced by the Earth's atmosphere. By using a clever combination
of optics and computers they can now obtain images that are sharper
than those from the Hubble Space Telescope.
Astrophotography from Mauna Kea
Graduate student Wei-Hao Wang takes advantage of the darkness of Mauna Kea's skies to produce stunning wide-angle photographs.
Moons of Jupiter
moons have been discovered around Jupiter in the last two years
than in the previous 2000.
the latest images of the Sun from Mees Solar Observatory on Haleakala
Kuiper Belt Objects
last decade has seen the discovery of hundreds of small objects
orbiting the Sun beyond the planet Neptune.