08/10/2016 11:00:18
Lori Dajose
Caltech's partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has made possible countless discoveries about our universe. Current Caltech faculty are participants on 12 missions.
07/07/2016 11:44:06
Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists look forward to data from NASA's Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter.
06/30/2016 11:04:39
Unusual wind-sculpted sand ripples have been discovered on Mars.
Curiosity
01/26/2016 12:02:26
Lori Dajose
Researchers propose a new mechanism to power convection within the earth's interior.
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.
11/17/2015 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.
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.
10/08/2015 11:13:29
Rod Pyle
New evidence indicates that Gale Crater on Mars was filled with water-borne sediment, and excavated, in a shorter time than previously thought, leaving the base of Mount Sharp behind.
07/14/2015 09:38:10
Rod Pyle
July 14 marks 50 years of visual reconnaissance of the solar system by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), beginning with Mariner 4's flyby of Mars in 1965.
06/03/2015 09:56:55
Douglas Smith
Feynman Teaching Award winner Mike Brown ventures into new fields of instruction: the Massive Open Online Course, or MOOC, and the "flipped" classroom, which inverts the traditional arrangement of listening to lectures in class and doing assignments at home.
Caltech planetary science professor Mike Brown
11/17/2014 09:20:41
Douglas Smith
Two and a half billion years ago, single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria harnessed sunlight to split water molecules, producing energy to power their cells and releasing oxygen into an atmosphere that had previously had none. These early environmental engineers are responsible for the life we see around us today, and much more besides. At 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 19, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium, Professor of Geobiology Woodward "Woody" Fischer will describe how they transformed the planet. Admission is free.
Sun shining through a leaf
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