09/28/2016 11:55:23
Robert Perkins
Spider-like assembly robots can build a web of trusses that supports an enormous telescope mirror, researchers say.
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.
11/18/2015 10:13:15
Lori Dajose
A Caltech researcher has measured what could be the highest concentration of dark matter in any known galaxy.
11/03/2015 09:37:01
Douglas Smith
Fifty years ago, Caltech and its self-styled Infrared Army of experimental physicists and astronomers helped to found the discipline of infrared astronomy.
10/27/2015 10:59:30
Two space telescopes have caught a supermassive black hole in the midst of a giant eruption of X-ray light.
10/27/2015 10:00:31
Rod Pyle
Using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory's OSIRIS spectrometer and maps from NASA's Galileo probe, researchers have mapped what may be salt deposits from the ocean below the ice onto the Jovian moon's surface.
Europa, as imaged by NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
10/22/2015 12:18:37
Ker Than
Astronomers have for the first time probed the magnetic fields in the mysterious inner regions of stars, finding they are strongly magnetized.
10/18/2015 05:00:00
Ramanuj Basu
In September, the NASA/JPL Cassini mission began the last two years of the Solstice Mission. We recently spoke with JPL director Charles Elachi to gain his unique perspective on Cassini's achievements—and what will come next.
10/15/2015 09:55:35
The world's only robotic adaptive optics system, Robo-AO, is moving to a new home: the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
10/07/2015 10:14:36
Douglas Smith
As the Advanced LIGO Project geared up last summer, 27 undergraduates from around the world became full partners in one of the biggest, most complex physics experiment ever. Their contributions ranged from creating hardware and software for current use to helping design next-generation detectors.
LIGO SURF students in the control room
09/25/2015 09:52:31
Kimm Fesenmaier
The GROWTH network aims to keep astronomers and telescopes unbeaten by sunrise as they study exotic events, such as supernovae. The effort, led by new-faculty member Mansi M. Kasliwal, just received funding under the NSF's Partnerships for International Research and Education program.
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