04/19/2016 17:26:29
Ramanuj Basu
A new study provides clues to the mystery of free-floating planets, worlds which sit in the darkness of space without any companion planets or even a host sun.
03/28/2016 17:40:35
How do some gas giant planets end up so feverishly close to their stars? NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds new clues.
03/17/2016 18:37:38
A strange new kind of galactic beast has been spotted in the cosmic wilderness. Dubbed "super spirals," these unprecedented galaxies dwarf our own Milky Way.
03/03/2016 17:53:24
Ramanuj Basu
The Caltech HIgh-speed Multi-color camERA (CHIMERA) system is looking for objects in the Kuiper Belt, the band of icy bodies beyond the orbit of Neptune that includes Pluto.
03/03/2016 12:32:28
Lori Dajose
Scientists reflect on the history, the detection, the science, and the future of the field of gravitational wave astronomy.
02/24/2016 11:21:14
A new study from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has shown that low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes.
02/19/2016 17:28:07
Lori Dajose
Carrie Nugent spoke at the 2016 TED conference about her work discovering, naming, and characterizing asteroids.
02/18/2016 14:37:55
Kathy Svitil
The Indian Cabinet has granted in-principle approval to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India (LIGO-India) Project. The project will build an Advanced LIGO Observatory in India, a move that will significantly improve the ability of scientists to pinpoint the sources of gravitational waves and analyze the signals.
02/18/2016 10:49:32
NASA is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe—the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
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.
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