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NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings
04/27/2017

NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is back in contact with Earth after its successful first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings.
artist's concept of Cassini spacecraft hovering above Saturn's northern hemisphere
Introducing Caltech Magazine
04/24/2017

Introducing Caltech Magazine

Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Magazine cover
Finding Brighter "Standard Candles"
04/20/2017

Finding Brighter "Standard Candles"

Ivona Kostadinova
An international team of astronomers has seen the strong cosmic magnification and multiple images of a class of supernova referred to as "standard candles."
The Hale Telescope
New Quantum Liquid Crystals Discovered
04/20/2017

New Quantum Liquid Crystals Discovered

Whitney Clavin
First 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.
Patterns from atomic crystals; At right, 3-D quantum liquid crystal
Program Brings H.S. Students to Campus
04/18/2017

Program Brings H.S. Students to Campus

Jon Nalick
For nearly two decades, the program has provided top science students with first-hand exposure to Caltech faculty and their research.
Garreth Ruane, a postdoctoral scholar in astronomy, shows visiting students from South Pasadena High School filtered views of the sun.
Deciphering the Glass Universe
04/17/2017

Deciphering the Glass Universe

Lorinda Dajose
On April 4, author Dava Sobel visited Caltech to discuss her latest book, on women in astronomy.
An image of Dava Sobel speaking behind a podium.
Keck Cosmic Web Imager Achieves "First Light"
04/14/2017

Keck Cosmic Web Imager Achieves "First Light"

Whitney Clavin
The Caltech-built Keck Cosmic Web Imager has taken its first look at the cosmos.
W.M. Keck Observatory
Habitable Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets?
04/12/2017

Habitable Earth-Sized 'Tatooine' Planets?

Caltech postdoctoral scholar Siegfried Eggl modeled planets in double-star systems to find out if they could be habitable.
artist's concept
The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships
03/31/2017

The 2017 NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Lorinda Dajose
Twenty current students and eight alumni have been selected to receive funding for graduate studies.
The logo of the National Science Foundation.
Next Steps to Finding Life Elsewhere
03/29/2017

Next Steps to Finding Life Elsewhere

Whitney Clavin
In the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, researchers have been developing new ways to search exoplanets for biosignatures.
TMT