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
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.
07/13/2016 10:32:08
Mark Wheeler
From the exploration of other planets to the meanderings of single cells, Caltech and JPL researchers are thinking about transportation in unexpected ways.
07/07/2016 11:44:06
Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists look forward to data from NASA's Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter.
06/30/2016 11:57:57
Robert Perkins
Community Seismic Network sensors detected motion of each floor of a building in response to an air pulse from the 2015 ExxonMobil refinery explosion.
06/30/2016 11:04:39
Unusual wind-sculpted sand ripples have been discovered on Mars.
07/01/2016 10:20:08
Lori Dajose
In anticipation of Juno's arrival at Jupiter on July 4, three Caltech faculty share thoughts on the planet, the mission, and the solar system.
06/28/2016 16:19:23
Robert Perkins
Gerald Wasserburg, who helped to establish our current understanding of how the solar system formed, passed away on June 13.
06/16/2016 08:18:28
Kathy Svitil
Gerald Wasserburg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on June 13, 2016. He was 89 years old.
06/13/2016 12:02:09
Robert Perkins
Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.
Diffraction pattern
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