PSO J318.5-22 is located 80 light-years away from Earth, has a mass that is six times that of Jupiter, belongs to a collection of young stars called the Beta Pictoris moving group, and is “one of the lowest-mass free-floating objects known.”
UH today announced that it has received the decision from the Hawaii Board of Land and Natural Resources allowing for the construction of the new solar telescope on Haleakala.
The program includes development of STEM coursework in the Hawaiian language, and will focus efforts on students in secondary schools.
The comet is expected to be visible to the naked eye in early 2013, when it will be about as far away as Mercury.
The state BLNR approved a Conservation District Use Permit for the world’s largest solar telescope atop Haleakala on Maui. The $298 million Advanced Technology Solar
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