News About Our Universe

02/26/2018 08:01:35
Whitney Clavin
A Caltech-led astronomy team is homing in on the nature of extreme objects known as ULXs.
Image of M51
02/26/2018 08:00:21
Astronomers using the Keck Observatory have discovered that certain groups of stars were kicked out from the flat disk of our galaxy.
Illustration of halo stars in the study
02/15/2018 08:17:01
Whitney Clavin
Three members of the Caltech faculty are among this year's Sloan Research Fellows.
02/09/2018 06:54:48
A project team that includes Caltech's Bethany Ehlmann will place a sensor on the International Space Station to study dust sources and gauge dust’s impact on Earth's climate.
EMIT
02/05/2018 10:01:25
A new study offers the best measurements yet of the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets.
Illustration of seven TRAPPIST-1 planets
01/24/2018 11:04:33
Jim Fuller talks about movies he has developed to better understand the pulsations of planets and stars.
Jim Fuller
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.
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