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02/14/2019

LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for More Extreme Cosmic Events

Whitney Clavin
The NSF is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade LIGO, with additional funding coming from the United Kingdom and Australia.
Engineers installing Advanced LIGO upgrades.
02/13/2019

NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission

Whitney Clavin
The SPHEREx sky-surveying mission will answer questions about the origins of the universe.
Artwork of SPHEREx science goals
02/07/2019

Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More

Whitney Clavin
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more.
Andromeda as seen by ZTF
01/24/2019

When Black Holes Collide

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
01/10/2019

What Astronomers are Gleaning from 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
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
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
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
12/10/2018

JPL News: NASA's Voyager 2 Probe 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
12/07/2018

Building the Next-Generation Data Networks Needed for High Energy Physics

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.