News articles tagged with "astronomy"

10/07/2015 10:14:36
Douglas Smith
As the Advanced LIGO Project geared up last summer, 27 undergraduates from around the world became full partners in one of the biggest, most complex physics experiment ever. Their contributions ranged from creating hardware and software for current use to helping design next-generation detectors.
LIGO SURF students in the control room
09/25/2015 09:52:31
Kimm Fesenmaier
The GROWTH network aims to keep astronomers and telescopes unbeaten by sunrise as they study exotic events, such as supernovae. The effort, led by new-faculty member Mansi M. Kasliwal, just received funding under the NSF's Partnerships for International Research and Education program.
08/05/2015 10:00:01
Kimm Fesenmaier
The finding of cold gas flowing into a galaxy-in-the-making provides strong support for the cold-flow model of galaxy formation in the early universe.
07/29/2015 10:01:00
Kimm Fesenmaier
Based on new observations, Caltech astronomers say brown dwarfs behave more like giant planets than small stars.
07/14/2015 09:38:10
Rod Pyle
July 14 marks 50 years of visual reconnaissance of the solar system by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), beginning with Mariner 4's flyby of Mars in 1965.
07/09/2015 10:02:04
Ker Than
Magnetic waves from a black hole are set in motion like whips being jerked from side to side.
07/08/2015 16:32:57
Ramanuj Basu
NASA's NuSTAR telescope has captured high-energy X-rays coming from active regions across the sun.
06/24/2015 10:02:11
Jessica Stoller-Conrad
A Caltech-led team, using the powerful ALMA telescope in Chile, has analyzed the clouds of gas and dust from some of the earliest galaxies ever observed—1 billion years after the Big Bang.
06/03/2015 09:56:55
Douglas Smith
Feynman Teaching Award winner Mike Brown ventures into new fields of instruction: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, and the "flipped" classroom, which inverts the traditional arrangement of listening to lectures in class and doing assignments at home.
Caltech planetary science professor Mike Brown
06/03/2015 15:04:03
Ker Than
Known as the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, or CARMA, the telescopes tucked away on a remote, high-altitude site in the Inyo Mountains formed one of the most powerful millimeter interferometers in the world.
05/26/2015 12:42:11
Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1916, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the most ambitious project ever funded by the National Science Foundation. We talk to two Caltech researchers to learn about how LIGO came to be.
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