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New Geochemistry Technique Yields Clues about Earth's Earliest Days
11/21/2019

New Geochemistry Technique Yields Clues about Earth's Earliest Days

Robert Perkins
Fran├žois Tissot has developed a way to measure the isotopic ratio of the element uranium inside a single crystal of zircon.
Zircon
Caltech and the City of Pasadena Team Up to Build Seismic Sensing Network
11/19/2019

Caltech and the City of Pasadena Team Up to Build Seismic Sensing Network

Robert Perkins
Caltech seismologists will use City of Pasadena fiber optic cables to track temblors locally with unparalleled resolution.
Fiber optics
Super Spirals Spin Super Fast
10/17/2019

Super Spirals Spin Super Fast

"Super spiral" galaxies spin at a rate of up to 350 miles per second.
A super spiral galaxy captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.
KAGRA to Join LIGO and Virgo in Hunt for Gravitational Waves
10/04/2019

KAGRA to Join LIGO and Virgo in Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Whitney Clavin
KAGRA, LIGO, and Virgo will team up to detect gravitational waves.
Photos of KAGRA, LIGO, and Virgo.
Newly Discovered Giant Planet Slingshots Around Its Star
08/27/2019

Newly Discovered Giant Planet Slingshots Around Its Star

Elise Cutts
Three times the mass of Jupiter, a first-of-its-kind planet swings around its star on a bizarre path.
Exoplanet orbit
Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes
07/24/2019

Dead Stars Found Whipping Around Each Other in Minutes

Whitney Clavin
The Zwicky Transient Facility finds a rare duo of rapidly orbiting white dwarfs.
Artwork of white dwarfs
ZTF Spots Asteroid with Shortest Year
07/08/2019

ZTF Spots Asteroid with Shortest Year

Whitney Clavin
ZTF has spotted a rare bird of an asteroid that orbits entirely within Earth's orbit.
animated asteroid image
Spiraling Filaments Feed Young Galaxies
07/01/2019

Spiraling Filaments Feed Young Galaxies

Whitney Clavin
The Keck Cosmic Web Imager's improved sensitivity and resolution are giving astronomers a better look at galaxy mechanics.
Artwork of growing galaxy.
How a Giant 'Thermos Bottle' Will Help in Understanding Antimatter
06/05/2019

How a Giant 'Thermos Bottle' Will Help in Understanding Antimatter

Whitney Clavin
Researchers at Caltech are building magnetic coils and a large cryovessel as part of an ambitious experiment to explain why antimatter disappeared.
Members of the nEDM team stand in front of their magnetic cryovessel experimental apparatus
Electron Tomography Database Changes the Game for Scientific Data Distribution
05/06/2019

Electron Tomography Database Changes the Game for Scientific Data Distribution

Elise Cutts
Caltech's Electron Tomography Database provides tens of thousands of free data sets to researchers and the public using a new blockchain-based strategy
A black-and-white electron tomography (ET) video of an archaeon.
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