03/23/2017 09:21:48
Lori Dajose
Astronomer Dimitri Mawet will give the April Watson Lecture about directly imaging planets outside of our solar system.
Dimitri Mawet
03/01/2017 10:14:47
Lori Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
Artist rendition of a black hole with X-rays and winds.
02/28/2017 15:23:51
Lori Dajose
A new discovery about jets of gas bursting from the surface of moons throughout the solar system.
02/22/2017 10:08:54
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Abstract Concept of TRAPPIST-1 System
02/14/2017 11:45:54
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
illustration of a blue planet orbiting a yellow sun
02/13/2017 12:16:52
Lori Dajose
The Keck Cosmic Web Imager will be used at the W. M. Keck Observatory to image the webs of matter between galaxies.
The Keck Cosmic Web Imager, under construction.
02/10/2017 12:11:12
Whitney Clavin
Caltech's Shri Kulkarni will share the 2017 Dan David Prize with the late Neil Gehrels (PhD '82) and Andrzej Udalski.
photo of Shrinivas (Shri) Kulkarni
02/10/2017 12:02:08
Whitney Clavin
Caltech mourns the loss of alumnus Neil Gehrels, a leader in the study of cosmic gamma-ray bursts.
photo of Neil Gehrels
01/30/2017 11:02:04
Whitney Clavin
The Keck Observatory's vortex coronagraph has the potential to image planetary systems closer to their host stars than was possible before.
Brown dwarf HIP 79124 B
01/26/2017 08:34:21
Whitney Clavin
The National Academy of Sciences is honoring five members of the LIGO team with two distinguished prizes.
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