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10/15/2018

Opening up the Dynamic Infrared Sky

Whitney Clavin
Mansi Kasliwal plans to survey the entire accessible night sky in infrared light every night.
photo of Mansi Kasliwal
10/11/2018

Dying Star Emits a Whisper

Lori Dajose
The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.
Three panels illustrating the life of a supernova
10/10/2018

How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.
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10/05/2018

Caltech Mentor’s Legacy Lives on through a New Graduate Fellowship

Anneila Sargent (MS ’67, PhD ’78) has made a gift to establish the Wallace L. W. Sargent Fellowship.
Wallace L. W. Sargent
10/05/2018

JPL News: NASA Voyager 2 Could Be Nearing Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 spacecraft may be getting close to edge of vast bubble around the sun.
Graphic of Voyager 1 and 2
09/24/2018

Palomar's Samuel Oschin Telescope Turns 70

Whitney Clavin
Historic telescope's discoveries include everything from thousands of galaxy clusters to a Pluto-sized object in our solar system.
George Abell at 48-inch telescope
09/05/2018

Superfast Jet Observed Streaming Away from Stellar Collision

Elise Cutts
An international team of researchers, including two Caltech scientists, observed a superfast jet of material from a neutron star collision.
Artist's impression of neutron star merger
08/22/2018

15 Years in Space for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is celebrating 15 years of discoveries, including exoplanets, distant galaxies and even a new ring around Saturn.
Spitzer Space Telescope
08/14/2018

Caltech Astronomer Wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award

Whitney Clavin
BJ Fulton, a staff scientist at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, has won an Astronomical Society for the Pacific award.
BJ Fulton
08/07/2018

Caltech scientists have made the first radio-telescope detection of a planetary-mass object beyond our solar system

Olga Batygin
The object is around a dozen times more massive than Jupiter, is a surprisingly strong...
Orange planet with magnetic blue field at North
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