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02/14/2019

LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for More Extreme Cosmic Events

Whitney Clavin
The NSF is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade LIGO, with additional funding coming from the United Kingdom and Australia.
Engineers installing Advanced LIGO upgrades.
02/13/2019

NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission

Whitney Clavin
The SPHEREx sky-surveying mission will answer questions about the origins of the universe.
Artwork of SPHEREx science goals
02/07/2019

Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More

Whitney Clavin
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more.
Andromeda as seen by ZTF
01/25/2019

Senior Named Churchill Scholar

Lori Dajose
Daniel Assumpcao is one of 16 students in the country to be selected for the scholarship, which funds one academic year of graduate study at the University of Cambridge.
Daniel Assumpcao
01/24/2019

When Black Holes Collide

Whitney Clavin
Using machine-learning programs, physicists have created a precise model for the end state of black hole collisions.
simulated picture of two merging black holes
01/10/2019

What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called "Cow"

Whitney Clavin
Caltech astronomers find new clues in the mystery of a dramatic cosmic event.
ALMA, NuSTAR and the Submillimeter Array
01/09/2019

Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond

Whitney Clavin
When researchers looked at an exotic object called a magnetar, located at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, they found some surprises.
Illustration of a magnetar
01/05/2019

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Harold Brown

The Caltech president, emeritus; life member of Caltech's Board of Trustees; and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was 91 years old.
photo of Harold Brown
12/18/2018

Young Star Caught in a Fit of Growth

Whitney Clavin
Astronomers have witnessed a rare "FU Ori" stellar outburst in both infrared and visible light for the first time.
Illustration of outbursting star
12/10/2018

JPL News: NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 probe has exited the heliosphere—the protective bubble of particles surrounding the sun.
illustration of locations of Voyager 1 and 2