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11/15/2018

Astronomers Find Picture of Hefty Star Before it Blew Up

Whitney Clavin
A massive star that exploded in a supernova known as "type Ic" may have been pinpointed for the first time.
Artwork of possible progenitor star
11/14/2018

JPL News: NASA Learns More about Interstellar Visitor 'Oumuamua

New results from the Spitzer Space Telescope put limits on the size of the asteroid 'Oumuamua.
Artwork of asteroid
10/30/2018

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.
Artwork of Kepler telescope in space
10/23/2018

JPL News: Newborn Stars Blow Bubbles in the Cat's Paw Nebula

A bubbling star-forming region is highlighted in a new Spitzer image.
Cat's Paw Nebula
10/17/2018

Summer Research Fellows Build Telescope to Find Exoplanets

Jon Nalick
Teenage students participate in 10-week project that aims to show amateurs how to do professional-level science
Photo of students with Institute mentor
10/17/2018

Rana Adhikari and Maksym Radziwill Honored with 2019 New Horizons Prizes

Whitney Clavin
Caltech professors are honored for their work on detecting gravitational waves and number theory.
Breakthrough Prize website image
10/15/2018

Opening up the Dynamic Infrared Sky

Whitney Clavin
Mansi Kasliwal plans to survey the entire accessible night sky in infrared light every night.
photo of Mansi Kasliwal
10/11/2018

Dying Star Emits a Whisper

Lori Dajose
The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.
Three panels illustrating the life of a supernova
10/10/2018

Faculty Join Caltech

Caltech welcomes 12 faculty members who will join the Institute's six divisions over the academic year, representing fields ranging from cosmochemistry and microeconomics to genome engineering and the philosophical underpinnings of quantum theory.
photo of Caltech's Throop Pond
10/10/2018

How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.
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