06/19/2017 08:00:25
Whitney Clavin
In a new Caltech-led study, researchers have classified exoplanets in much the same way that biologists identify new animal species.
Family tree of exoplanets
06/14/2017 13:05:20
Whitney Clavin
New professor of astronomy Andrew Howard discusses the diversity of exoplanets and the search for an Earth-like world.
Andrew Howard
06/14/2017 11:38:34
Whitney Clavin
Caltech alumnus Jerry Nelson was the principal designer for the W. M. Keck Observatory—the world's largest observatory atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii.
Jerry Nelson
06/08/2017 10:39:39
Whitney Clavin
Caltech space artists Robert Hurt and Tim Pyle help scientists imagine the exotic landscapes of other worlds.
06/06/2017 10:32:05
Data from the Caltech-led GALEX mission allowed researchers to study the flares from cool dwarf stars.
Illustration of red dwarf with planet
06/01/2017 08:01:30
Whitney Clavin
Newest LIGO observation provides clues about the spins, and possible origins, of binary black holes.
Artist concept of merging black holes
05/15/2017 10:19:04
Manan Arya (PhD ’16) had a space problem with a novel solution.
Manan Arya (PhD ’16)
05/08/2017 08:05:42
Whitney Clavin
Chemical engineer Konstantinos P. Giapis has figured out a nagging mystery in space—how molecular oxygen is produced on comets.
Diagram showing how molecular oxygen is created
05/02/2017 16:53:37
Lori Dajose
Caltech professors and alumni included among the Academy's new members
Logo of the National Academy of Sciences
04/27/2017 12:18:49
NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings.
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