05/02/2016 13:00:00
Michael M. Watkins, the Clare Cockrell Williams Centennial Chair in Aerospace Engineering and Director of the Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and vice president at Caltech, the Institute announced today.
04/19/2016 17:26:29
A new study provides clues to the mystery of free-floating planets, worlds which sit in the darkness of space without any companion planets or even a host sun.
04/11/2016 17:08:07
A quarter of Earth’s population lacks access to reliable electricity, according to the U.N. Development Programme. More than half of those people have no electricity at all. For many, orbiting solar panels could be a solution.
03/28/2016 17:40:35
How do some gas giant planets end up so feverishly close to their stars? NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds new clues.
03/17/2016 18:37:38
A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own Milky Way.
03/11/2016 17:54:30
More than 1,000 people gathered to hear exceptional researchers, including 5 Nobel Laureates, from across disciplines to consider our future at a conference honoring Ahmed Zewail.
03/03/2016 17:53:24
Ramanuj Basu
The Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA (CHIMERA) system is looking for objects in the Kuiper Belt, the band of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune that includes Pluto.
03/03/2016 12:32:28
Lori Dajose
Scientists reflect on the history, the detection, the science, and the future of the field of gravitational wave astronomy.
02/26/2016 11:24:55
Charles Elachi, director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, will be honored with a pair of prestigious awards over the next two months.
02/24/2016 11:21:14
A new study from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has shown that low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes.
02/24/2016 11:42:55
Lori Dajose
Viviana Gradinaru and James Benardini have been named as recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
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