A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during the system's first operational test at 1:56 a.m. EDT Oct. 5, 2011, at the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Kauai, Hawaii.
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If you live on the coast, you're at some degree of risk of being hit by a tsunami. Some areas are safer than others, though.
Scientists are providing information that may help slow the spread of non-native plant species in Hawai'i.
Hawaii is the ideal place to study low-humidity air and the processes that dehydrate the atmosphere.
He was a latecomer to the Age of Exploration, but James Cook still managed to put his mark on world history.
A new fault formed off the northwest coast of Hawaii on Oct. 15 of this year, and now scientists are figuring out what caused the crack and the ensuing 6.7 magnitude earthquake.