News About Our Universe

11/24/2015 10:29:05
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech and JPL researchers identify a process involving UV light from the sun that helps explain how a moderately dense martian atmosphere 3.8 billion years ago could have evolved into the current thin one without invoking a missing carbon reservoir.
11/18/2015 10:13:15
Lori Dajose
A Caltech researcher has measured what could be the highest concentration of dark matter in any known galaxy.
11/17/2015 08:42:27
On its way to higher layers of the mountain where it is investigating how Mars' environment changed billions of years ago, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover will take advantage of a chance to study some modern Martian activity at mobile sand dunes.
11/03/2015 09:37:01
Douglas Smith
Fifty years ago, Caltech and its self-styled Infrared Army of experimental physicists and astronomers helped to found the discipline of infrared astronomy.
10/28/2015 16:36:46
Charles Elachi has announced his intention to retire as director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 30, 2016 and move to campus as professor emeritus. A national search is underway to identify his successor.
10/27/2015 10:59:30
Two space telescopes have caught a supermassive black hole in the midst of a giant eruption of X-ray light.
10/27/2015 10:00:31
Rod Pyle
Using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory's OSIRIS spectrometer and maps from NASA's Galileo probe, researchers have mapped what may be salt deposits from the ocean below the ice onto the Jovian moon's surface.
Europa, as imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
10/26/2015 09:16:09
Kimm Fesenmaier
If microbial life exists elsewhere in the solar system, wouldn't we like to actually see it on the move? Bioengineers are already testing a new scope—in extreme environments a bit closer to home—that could capture the 3D videos to make that possible.
10/22/2015 12:18:37
Ker Than
Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding they are strongly magnetized.
10/18/2015 05:00:00
Ramanuj Basu
In September, the NASA/JPL Cassini mission began the last two years of the Solstice Mission. We recently spoke with JPL director Charles Elachi to gain his unique perspective on Cassini's achievements—and what will come next.
10/15/2015 09:55:35
The world's only robotic adaptive optics system, Robo-AO, is moving to a new home: the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
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