HONOLULU - As a push to give more deep space discoveries detected in Hawaii, Hawaiian names is garnering national attention.

The University of Hawai'i launched a pilot program to give 'Olelo Hawai'i students the opportunity.

Telescopes on Mauna Kea recently found two asteroids. Students visited the summit and worked with astronomers and Hawaiian language teachers to come up with names -- Kamo?oalewa and Ka?epaoka?awela.

Hawai'i is now the first place in the world to use indigenous practices to name recent outer space discoveries.