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Planetary Collisions Can Drop the Internal Pressures in Planets

Robert Perkins
A new study finds that collisions between planetary bodies, such as the event that created Earth's moon, could abruptly drop the planet's internal pressure.

When Music and Science Converge

Here at Caltech, a sizable number of scientists also wield a bow, pluck a string, or tickle the ivories. Two in particular have forged powerful links between their research and their musicianship.
Lucy Jones and Konstantin Batygin

Natural-Gas Leaks are Important Source of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Los Angeles

Emily Velasco
Liyin He, a Caltech graduate student, finds that methane in L.A.'s air correlates with the seasonal use of gas for heating homes and businesses.
A photo showing the Los Angeles skyline near sunset. The air is hazy.

Jennifer Lum Named Caltech General Counsel

Jennifer Lum, deputy general counsel at Caltech, has been named the Institute's new general counsel.
Jennifer Lum

Seismologists Monitor Ridgecrest Aftershocks Using Novel Fiber Optic Network

Robert Perkins
Proof-of-viability study will provide a clearer, more detailed look at the evolution of a major earthquake sequence
A surface rupture shows ground movement following a pair of large earthquakes that struck near Ridgecrest, CA, on July 4 and 5.

What Is it Like to Be a Caltech Seismologist during a Big Quake?

Robert Perkins
A Q&A with a Caltech seismologist in the aftermath of the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence.
Jennifer Andrews

Caltech’s Apollo Connection

Caltech geologists and geophysicists were among the first U.S. scientists to analyze material brought back from the moon.
Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Module on the Moon

Six Researchers Receive Presidential Early Career Awards

Jon Nalick
Honor recognizes outstanding scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise.
Triptych of headshots: Heather Knutson, Austin Minnich, and Thomas Vidick

Probing A New Class of Exoplanets

An international team of scientists has analyzed the chemical composition of the atmosphere of an exoplanet that is unlike anything in the solar system.

NASA Selects Caltech-Led Lunar Mission as a Finalist

Robert Perkins
The Lunar Trailblazer mission to investigate water on the Moon, led by Caltech's Bethany Ehlmann, has been selected by NASA as a finalist.