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.
01/27/2016 08:25:10
Adam Hadhazy
Caltech, JPL, and NIST researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective laser frequency comb, potentially simplifying measurements of the telltale "wobbles" from stars that reveal the presence and properties of planets around other stars.
01/25/2016 11:36:45
Humanity has visited Uranus only once, and that was 30 years ago when NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft got its closest look at the planet.
01/21/2016 11:47:36
Lori Dajose
Assistant Professor Philip Hopkins has received the Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy.
01/20/2016 07:09:29
Kimm Fesenmaier
The giant planet, discovered through mathematical modeling and computer simulations, is nicknamed Planet Nine and traces a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.
01/06/2016 11:06:45
Scientists at Caltech and JPL have discovered that black holes are surrounded by clumpy rings of gas and dust.
12/14/2015 13:16:20
Lori Dajose
Here are 15 stories highlighting a few of the discoveries, methods, and technologies that came to life at Caltech in 2015.
11/30/2015 08:00:20
Kimm Fesenmaier
New simulations show how a dynamo in collapsed massive stars can build the strong magnetic fields needed to power extremely energetic blasts.
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.
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