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LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
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
LIGO's Beginnings
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.
Einstein's Prediction Confirmed by LIGO
02/11/2016

Einstein's Prediction Confirmed by LIGO

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

Chasing Extrasolar Space Weather

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

Astronomer Receives Instrumentation Award

Lorinda Dajose
Jamie Bock has received the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.
Contemplating a Quantum Future
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.
Novel Tool Aids Exoplanet Hunt
01/27/2016

Novel Tool Aids Exoplanet Hunt

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.
JPL News: Uranus as seen by NASA's Voyager 2
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.
Hopkins Receives Honors from the AAS
01/21/2016

Hopkins Receives Honors from the AAS

Lorinda Dajose
Assistant Professor Philip Hopkins has received the Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy.
Evidence of a Real Ninth Planet
01/20/2016

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