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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.
LIGO and Virgo Detect Neutron Star Smashups
05/02/2019

LIGO and Virgo Detect Neutron Star Smashups

Whitney Clavin
The triple detectors of LIGO and Virgo have spotted five new gravitational-wave signals since turning back on.
Artwork of neutron stars.
LIGO and Virgo Resume Search for Ripples in Space and Time
03/26/2019

LIGO and Virgo Resume Search for Ripples in Space and Time

Whitney Clavin
The hunt continues for extreme events in the cosmos, such as collisions between black holes.
Engineers working on LIGO upgrades
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