Pan-STARRS1 Observatory
Pan-STARRS1 Observatory
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The Pan-STARRS1 Observatory is a 1.8-meter telescope located at the summit of Haleakalā, on Maui, Hawaii. For four years beginning in May 2010, this first Pan-STARRS observatory surveyed the entire three-quarters of the sky visible from Hawaii many times in many colors of light. One of the survey's goals was to look for moving objects and transient or variable objects, including asteroids that could potentially threaten the Earth.

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