10/19/2016 12:15:29
Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
10/13/2016 14:07:05
Lori Dajose
From October 16–22, Caltech and nine other institutions are participating in Pasadena Astronomy Week to celebrate the city's rich history in astronomy.
image of the Crab nebula
10/12/2016 09:09:25
Thanks to data from the Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers better understand how molecules form that are necessary for building other chemicals essential for life.
Orion Nebula as seen by Herschel
10/07/2016 10:15:35
Whitney Clavin
Two Caltech scientists provided scientific visualizations for a new IMAX film, Voyage of Time, directed by Terrence Malick and narrated by Brad Pitt.
09/28/2016 11:55:23
Robert Perkins
Spider-like assembly robots can build a web of trusses that supports an enormous telescope mirror, researchers say.
09/07/2016 10:00:31
Whitney Clavin
A new simulation of our Milky Way galaxy has solved a decades-old mystery.
08/09/2016 12:04:13
Whitney Clavin
Fiona Harrison, principal investigator of NASA's NuSTAR mission, has been selected to receive the 2016 Massey Award.
08/10/2016 11:00:18
Lori Dajose
Caltech's partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has made possible countless discoveries about our universe. Current Caltech faculty are participants on 12 missions.
07/28/2016 10:01:57
Whitney Clavin
The NuSTAR mission is identifying which black holes erupt with the highest-energy X-rays.
07/25/2016 16:24:26
Using data from NASA's Kepler spacecraft, scientists have confirmed 104 planets outside of our solar system.
07/18/2016 10:53:08
Lori Dajose
Caltech's partnership in the Pulsar Search Collaboratory offers local high school students the opportunity to conduct astronomy research.
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