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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
12/07/2018

Building the Next-Generation Data Networks Needed for High Energy Physics

Caltech’s High Energy Physics and network teams collaborate with partners to develop computer networks for "big data" science projects.
Illustration of a global network of computers.
11/27/2018

Caltech's David Reitze Named 2018 AAAS Fellow

Whitney Clavin
In addition to David Reitze, two JPL-ers have been named 2018 AAAS fellows.
the words
11/21/2018

Helping Shape the FUTURE of Women Scientists

Whitney Clavin
Women from a host of different institutions gathered at Caltech for help navigating graduate school admissions.
Photo from FUTURE event
11/20/2018

Exoplanet Stepping Stones

Whitney Clavin
New observations of a young gas giant demonstrate the power of a ground-based method to search for signatures of life.
Artwork of exoplanet HR 8799 c
11/15/2018

Astronomers Find Picture of Hefty Star Before it Blew Up

Whitney Clavin
A massive star that exploded in a supernova known as "type Ic" may have been pinpointed for the first time.
Artwork of possible progenitor star
11/14/2018

JPL News: NASA Learns More about Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua

New results from the Spitzer Space Telescope put limits on the size of the asteroid 'Oumuamua.
Artwork of asteroid
10/30/2018

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.
Artwork of Kepler telescope in space
10/23/2018

JPL News: Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula

A bubbling star-forming region is highlighted in a new Spitzer image.
Cat's Paw Nebula