July 11, 2023
Color image of a UNIONS field

Hawai’i Observatories Adding Color to the Euclid Space Mission 

The Euclid mission plans to observe billions of galaxies across more than a third of the sky, building a 3D map of the Universe. By observing more than one-third of the observable sky outside the Milky Way, Euclid will image billions of targets out to a distance of ten billion light years. Astronomers estimate the distances to these galaxies – […]
July 5, 2023
Artist's rendition of the possible scenario

Discovery of Death Defying Planet 

Astronomers from the University of Hawaiʻi Institute for Astronomy (UH IfA) have made the remarkable discovery of a planet’s survival after what should have been certain doom at the hands of its sun. The Jupiter-like planet, known as  8 UMi b, but officially named Halla, orbits the red giant star Baekdu (8 UMi) at only half the distance separating the […]