09/07/2016 10:00:31
Whitney Clavin
A new simulation of our Milky Way galaxy has solved a decades-old mystery.
02/18/2016 09:33:14
Kimm Fesenmaier
The events are free and designed to engage the public in astronomy and to give everyone an opportunity to view the night sky through a telescope.
02/11/2016 07:32:10
Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1915, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the most ambitious project ever funded by the National Science Foundation. We talk to two Caltech researchers to learn about how LIGO came to be.
02/12/2016 09:35:39
Kimm Fesenmaier
The new assistant professor of astronomy discusses her passion for discovering and studying cosmic transients as well as her efforts to follow up on LIGO's detections of gravitational waves.
02/11/2016 07:30:04
Kathy Svitil
LIGO opens a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
02/05/2016 18:02:55
Lori Dajose
Jamie Bock has received the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.
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.
01/21/2016 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.
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.
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