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04/12/2017

JPL News: Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets Could Be Habitable

Caltech postdoctoral scholar Siegfried Eggl modeled planets in double-star systems to find out if they could be habitable.
artist's concept
04/06/2017

NASA/Goddard News: Observations Reshape Basic Plasma Wave Physics

A new technique helped NASA spacecraft detect a previously unseen phenomenon in the plasma in the earth's magnetosphere.
NASA visualization
03/31/2017

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
03/29/2017

Inventing Tools for Detecting Life Elsewhere

Whitney Clavin
In the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, researchers have been developing new ways to search exoplanets for biosignatures.
TMT
03/23/2017

Seeing Other Worlds: Watson Lecture Preview

Lorinda Dajose
Astronomer Dimitri Mawet will give the April Watson Lecture about directly imaging planets outside of our solar system.
Dimitri Mawet
03/08/2017

Caltech Mourns the Passing of LIGO Co-founder Ronald W. P. Drever

Whitney Clavin
Ronald William Prest Drever, professor of physics, emeritus, at Caltech, passed away on March 7, 2017, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was 85 years old.
photo of Ronald Drever in the lab
03/04/2017

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65)

Alumnus and senior trustee Stephen A. Ross (BS '65), whose work helped shape the development of the field of financial economics, passed away on March 3, 2017. He was 73 years old.
Stephen Ross, 1944–2017
03/02/2017

Caltech Names Two Distinguished Alumni

Caltech has announced that Regina E. Dugan (PhD '93) and Alexei V. Filippenko (PhD '84) are this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award.
Distinguished Alumni Awards
03/01/2017

Temperature Swings of Black Hole Winds Measured for First Time

Lorinda Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
Artist rendition of a black hole with X-rays and winds.
02/28/2017

Supersonic Gas Jets Blast Off

Lorinda Dajose
A new discovery about jets of gas bursting from the surface of moons throughout the solar system.
still image from YouTube video