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Zwicky Transient Facility Opens Its Eyes to the Volatile Cosmos

Whitney Clavin
The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.
ZTF First Light image

Caltech Mourns Professor Emeritus Jerry Pine

Whitney Clavin
Longtime Caltech professor of physics Jerome "Jerry" Pine passed away on November 8, 2017.
Jerry Pine

NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery

Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet

Simon Receives Mathematical Physics Prize

Lori Dajose
Caltech mathematician Barry Simon is the recipient of the 2018 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.
Barry Simon

Going Out in a Blaze of Glory: Cassini Mission Highlights

Lori Dajose
The November Watson Lecture will be given by Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist.
Linda Spilker

Physics Boosts Artificial Intelligence Methods

Researchers from Caltech and the University of Southern California (USC) report the first application of quantum computing to a physics problem.
Higgs boson event

Caltech-Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold

Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.

LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by Colliding Neutron Stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars.

The Golden Record Turns 40

Robert Perkins
The creators of the Voyager Golden Record, along with cultural experts, weigh in on the history and influence of the farthest-flung message from humanity.

JPL News: Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks

Astronomers hunting for new worlds have established a possible signpost for giant exoplanets.
illustration of exoplanet and small bodies