News About Our Universe

09/01/2015 12:09:53
Lori Dajose
Yuk Yung, the Smits Family Professor of Planetary Science, has received the 2015 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize from the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences.
04/02/2015 10:51:52
Kimm Fesenmaier
Thirty two students from around the world converged on campus to test their space mission design skills. Their task? To design the best manned mission to an asteroid placed in orbit around the moon . . . in just five days.
03/30/2015 08:18:58
Kathy Svitil
A $14.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will help with the creation and operation of a multi-institution Physics Frontiers Center.
03/24/2015 15:11:53
A team using the Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite aboard NASA’s Curiosity rover has made the first detection of nitrogen on the surface of Mars from release during heating of Martian sediments.
03/23/2015 12:00:29
Kimm Fesenmaier
Where are they now? Their demise might have cleared the way for the formation of planets like home sweet Earth.
02/19/2015 12:24:11
Discovery shows that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow outward in all directions—a phenomenon that had been suspected, but difficult to prove until now.
02/10/2015 11:26:30
Origins of crunchy crusts on comets explained in new laboratory research
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
02/06/2015 17:14:01
Lori Dajose
Four Caltech professors and two JPL scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an honor considered among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
01/30/2015 15:59:13
A joint analysis of data from the Planck space mission and the ground-based experiment BICEP2 has found no conclusive evidence of gravitational waves from the birth of our universe.
01/28/2015 11:54:11
Lori Dajose
Heather Knutson, assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, has been awarded the Newton Lacy Pierce Prize of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
01/23/2015 11:45:09
Lori Dajose
Konstantin Batygin (MS '10, PhD '12), an assistant professor of planetary science at Caltech, was recently included in Forbes's "30 Under 30" list in the science category, and described by the editors as being "the next physics rock star."
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