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One in five stars has Earth-sized planet in habitable zone

MEDIA RELEASE Scientists from University of California, Berkeley, and University of Hawaii, Manoa, have statistically determined that twenty percent of Sun-like stars in our galaxy have Earth-sized planets that could host life. The findings, gleaned from data collected from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft and the W. M. Keck Observatory, now satisfy Kepler’s primary mission: to determine […]

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Anonymous donor gifts $9.2M to UH

MEDIA RELEASE An inspired donor has made one of the largest gift commitments to the University of Hawaii by a private individual to benefit UH students and research. The donor’s $9.2M gift will: * Fund scholarships for underrepresented students on 10 campuses * Expand our knowledge of the universe * Fuel research in microbial oceanography […]

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