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Clouds discovered on Saturn's moon Titan
12/18/2002

Clouds discovered on Saturn's moon Titan

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New Theory Accounts for Existence of Binaries in Kuiper Belt
12/13/2002

New Theory Accounts for Existence of Binaries in Kuiper Belt

Robert Tindol
In the last few years, researchers have discovered more than 500 objects in the Kuiper belt, a gigantic outer ring in the outskirts of the solar system, beyond the orbit of Neptune. Of these, seven so far have turned out to be binaries--two objects that orbit each other. The surprise is that these binaries all seem to be pairs of widely separated objects of similar size. This is surprising because more familiar pairings, such as the Earth/moon system, tend to be unequal in size and/or rather close together.
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Earthbound experiment confirms theory accounting for sun's scarcity of neutrinos
12/06/2002

Earthbound experiment confirms theory accounting for sun's scarcity of neutrinos

Jill Perry
In the subatomic particle family, the neutrino is a bit like a wayward red-haired stepson. Neutrinos were long ago detected-and even longer ago predicted to exist-but everything physicists know about nuclear processes says there should be a certain number of neutrinos streaming from the sun, yet there are nowhere near enough.
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Caltech astronomer Jesse Greenstein dies; was early investigator of quasars, white dwarfs
10/22/2002

Caltech astronomer Jesse Greenstein dies; was early investigator of quasars, white dwarfs

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President Bush Nominates Caltech Physicist To National Science Board
10/18/2002

President Bush Nominates Caltech Physicist To National Science Board

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Caltech scientists find largest object in solar system since Pluto's discovery
10/07/2002

Caltech scientists find largest object in solar system since Pluto's discovery

elisabeth nadin

Planetary scientists at the California Institute of Technology have discovered a spherical body in the outskirts of the solar system. The object circles the sun every 288 years, is half the size of Pluto, and is larger than all of the objects in the asteroid belt combined.

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Caltech researchers devisenew microdevice for fluid analysis
09/30/2002

Caltech researchers devisenew microdevice for fluid analysis

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology announced today a new paradigm for large-scale integration of microfluidic devices. Using new techniques, they built chips with as many as 6,000 microvalves and up to 1,000 tiny individual chambers.

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MacArthur Foundation certifies two Caltech professors as geniuses
09/24/2002

MacArthur Foundation certifies two Caltech professors as geniuses

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Five Caltech Faculty Members Elected to Membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
09/20/2002

Five Caltech Faculty Members Elected to Membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences has announced that five members of the Caltech faculty have been elected to membership in the academy for contributions to their respective scientific fields.
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Caltech geophysicists find four active volcanoes in Andes with innovative satellite radar survey
07/10/2002

Caltech geophysicists find four active volcanoes in Andes with innovative satellite radar survey

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