06/01/2017 11:12:42
The Mars Curiosity rover has provided evidence that an ancient lake on Mars supported chemical reactions that are fundamental to the basic functions of life.
Crater
05/04/2017 18:56:07
NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has sampled sand dunes on Mars in the first close-up study of active dunes anywhere other than Earth.
Mars dunes
03/30/2017 14:27:59
Robert Perkins
A new study adds 41 new types of cyanobacteria, and helps pin down when in history they "invented" oxygen-producing photosynthesis.
Bacterial mats
01/19/2017 10:48:38
First mud cracks on Mars confirmed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
Mud cracks
11/10/2016 11:36:28
Robert Perkins
Caltech provost Edward Stolper will be honored with the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America, recognizing his outstanding original research.
Edward Stolper
10/13/2016 14:07:05
Lori Dajose
From October 16–22, Caltech and nine other institutions are participating in Pasadena Astronomy Week to celebrate the city's rich history in astronomy.
image of the Crab nebula
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.
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