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Six scientists to spend 365 days in isolation for HI-SEAS simulated Mars trip

The crew that will spend 365 days in isolation in the next Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) mission has been selected. The six scientists will begin their yearlong stay in the solar powered dome atop Mauna Loa on August 28. It will be the fourth and longest HI-SEAS mission yet in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa research project …

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UH Mānoa physics graduate student Kevin Croker awarded Fulbright scholarship

The United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced thatKevin Croker, a University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa doctoral candidate in physics and astronomy, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to Estonia. Only three grants were offered to Estonia, where Croker will collaborate with Manuel Hohmann at the University of Tartu from …

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[VIDEO] Third HI-SEAS mission accomplished

Zak Wilson

On Saturday, June 13, looking pale but smiling broadly, the six crew members of the Hawaiʻi Space Exploration Analog and Simulation or HI-SEAS mission emerged from the dome on the slopes of Mauna Loa where they had been isolated for eight months. Led by the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, this third NASA-funded HI-SEAS mission was meant to simulate what …

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Scientists find unusual new species in Kilauea caldera

Bacteria

Scientists at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa have formally described an unusual new species found so far in only one cave in Kilauea Caldera on Hawaii Island. “We cultivated a new cyanobacterium from an almost 100-year-old lava cave in volcanically active Kilauea Caldera,” said Associate Professor Stuart Donachie in the Department of Microbiology at the College of Natural Sciences.  “This species has …

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