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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
07/02/2019

Fast Radio Burst Pinpointed to Distant Galaxy

Whitney Clavin
In a rare feat, astronomers have pinpointed the place of origin of a fast radio burst, with a surprising outcome.
Owens Valley Radio Observatory
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.
06/20/2019

Gil Refael and Nets Katz Named Simons Investigators

Whitney Clavin
Physics and mathematics professors named Simon Investigators.
Nets Katz and Gil Refael
06/17/2019

Dexter A. Bailey, Jr., Appointed Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Relations

A nationally recognized leader, Bailey brings more than two decades of development experience to the campus.
Dexter A. Bailey, Jr.
06/14/2019

Caltech Celebrates the Class of 2019

Judy Hill
Caltech celebrated its 125th annual commencement on Friday, June 14, 2019.
Caltech commencement
06/14/2019

Students Receive 2019 Awards

Emily Velasco
Outstanding students from many disciplines have been presented with awards for their achievements.
A portrait of several students who won the 2019 Robert L. Noland Leadership Award
06/05/2019

Cool, Nebulous Ring Found Around Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole

A disk of cool gas has been spotted rotating around the black hole at the center of our galaxy.
ALMA image of cool disk
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
05/30/2019

Caltech Launches Merkin Institute for Translational Science

A gift to Break Through: The Caltech Campaign from trustee Richard Merkin will help Caltech scientists and engineers transform discoveries and inventions into advances in human health.
Richard Merkin