10/19/2016 12:15:29
Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
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.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine
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.
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.
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