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02/11/2016

LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
artist's conception of the merger of two black holes
02/11/2016

LIGO's Beginnings

Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1915, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the most ambitious project ever funded by the National Science Foundation. We talk to two Caltech researchers to learn about how LIGO came to be.
02/11/2016

Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction

Kathy Svitil
LIGO opens a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
02/10/2016

Chasing Extrasolar Space Weather

Lorinda Dajose
Professor Gregg Hallinan gives a preview of his upcoming Watson Lecture.
02/05/2016

Bock Receives Award for Astronomical Instrumentation

Lorinda Dajose
Jamie Bock has received the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.
02/04/2016

Contemplating a Quantum Future

Kimm Fesenmaier
The Institute for Quantum Information and Matter hosted an all-day Quantum Summit on January 27, bringing together scientists and engineers to discuss progress in the quantum realm.
01/27/2016

Novel Calibration Tool Will Help Astronomers Look for Habitable Exoplanets

Adam Hadhazy
Caltech, JPL, and NIST researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective laser frequency comb, potentially simplifying measurements of the telltale "wobbles" from stars that reveal the presence and properties of planets around other stars.
01/25/2016

JPL News: Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2

Humanity has visited Uranus only once, and that was 30 years ago when NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft got its closest look at the planet.
01/21/2016

Hopkins Receives Honors from American Astronomical Society

Lorinda Dajose
Assistant Professor Philip Hopkins has received the Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy.
01/20/2016

Caltech Researchers Find Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet

Kimm Fesenmaier
The giant planet, discovered through mathematical modeling and computer simulations, is nicknamed Planet Nine and traces a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine