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
02/03/2017 09:08:57
Whitney Clavin
Caltech and JPL scientists and the cast, crew, and producers of the popular Syfy series The Expanse teamed up at Caltech for a panel discussion of the science behind the show,
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.
01/24/2017 14:50:04
The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.
Chandra image of galaxy NGC 7331
01/19/2017 10:48:38
First mud cracks on Mars confirmed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
Mud cracks
01/12/2017 08:49:57
Whitney Clavin
A Caltech team has designed and built a new imaging spectrograph to map streams of gas that feed forming galaxies.
Chris Martin with KCWI
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