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Black Hole Smash-Ups
01/24/2019

Black Hole Smash-Ups

Whitney Clavin
Using machine-learning programs, physicists have created a precise model for the end state of black hole collisions.
simulated picture of two merging black holes
All Eyes on a Big Blast Called "Cow"
01/10/2019

All Eyes on a Big Blast Called "Cow"

Whitney Clavin
Caltech astronomers find new clues in the mystery of a dramatic cosmic event.
ALMA, NuSTAR and the Submillimeter Array
Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond
01/09/2019

Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond

Whitney Clavin
When researchers looked at an exotic object called a magnetar, located at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, they found some surprises.
Illustration of a magnetar
Caltech Mourns the Passing of Harold Brown
01/05/2019

Caltech Mourns the Passing of Harold Brown

The Caltech president, emeritus; life member of Caltech's Board of Trustees; and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was 91 years old.
photo of Harold Brown
Young Star Caught in a Fit of Growth
12/18/2018

Young Star Caught in a Fit of Growth

Whitney Clavin
Astronomers have witnessed a rare "FU Ori" stellar outburst in both infrared and visible light for the first time.
Illustration of outbursting star
Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space
12/10/2018

Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 probe has exited the heliosphere—the protective bubble of particles surrounding the sun.
illustration of locations of Voyager 1 and 2
Building the Next-Generation Data Networks
12/07/2018

Building the Next-Generation Data Networks

Caltech’s High Energy Physics and network teams collaborate with partners to develop computer networks for "big data" science projects.
Illustration of a global network of computers.
Caltech's David Reitze Named AAAS Fellow
11/27/2018

Caltech's David Reitze Named AAAS Fellow

Whitney Clavin
In addition to David Reitze, two JPL-ers have been named 2018 AAAS fellows.
the words
Shaping the FUTURE of Women Scientists
11/21/2018

Shaping the FUTURE of Women Scientists

Whitney Clavin
Women from a host of different institutions gathered at Caltech for help navigating graduate school admissions.
Photo from FUTURE event
Exoplanet Stepping Stones
11/20/2018

Exoplanet Stepping Stones

Whitney Clavin
New observations of a young gas giant demonstrate the power of a ground-based method to search for signatures of life.
Artwork of exoplanet HR 8799 c