News About Our Universe

01/23/2018 15:01:08
Sixty years ago next week, America's first satellite was launched.
Explorer 1
01/11/2018 11:18:48
Lori Dajose
A group of 10,000 citizen scientists from all over the world helped to identify signals from five planets orbiting a distant star.
01/05/2018 13:18:31
A new Caltech-built instrument at Keck Observatory has captured its first spectral image.
NIRES "first-light" image
12/20/2017 10:01:16
Whitney Clavin
Light detected from a neutron star merger is not from a super-fast jet as previously suspected, but rather a bubble-like cocoon.
12/14/2017 11:30:04
A new study from researchers at Caltech and JPL finds evidence of geologic activity on the dwarf planet Ceres.
12/04/2017 09:04:53
Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.
photo of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
12/04/2017 08:03:02
Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
11/14/2017 09:00:11
Whitney Clavin
The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.
ZTF First Light image
11/02/2017 13:30:14
Lori Dajose
In the November 15 Watson Lecture, Professor of Planetary Science Heather Knutson will discuss exploring planets outside of our solar system.
Heather Knutson
10/30/2017 16:30:20
Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet
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