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NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.
Artwork of Kepler telescope in space

Model Describing Conditions Under Which Oxygenated Water Could Exist on Mars Challenges Traditional Beliefs About Planet's Habitability

Robert Perkins
New study explores how much oxygen could exist in water on Mars, and how that impacts potential habitability.

Making Climate Science Understandable for Everyone

Robert Perkins
Caltech graduate student Zach Erickson helped explain climate science to nonscientists at an event in San Francisco.
photo of Zach Erickson

ShakeAlert No Longer Just a Prototype

Robert Perkins
Scientists and government officials celebrate milestone in West Coast's earthquake early warning system.
Adam Schiff, Judy Chu, and Thomas Heaton

Faculty Join Caltech

Caltech welcomes 12 faculty members who will join the Institute's six divisions over the academic year, representing fields ranging from cosmochemistry and microeconomics to genome engineering and the philosophical underpinnings of quantum theory.
photo of Caltech's Throop Pond

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.

JPL News: Dust Storms on Titan Spotted for the First Time

Analysis of data from Cassini revealed the existence of dust storms on Saturn's moon Titan.
Dust storm

President Rosenbaum Highlights Postdocs as "Unsung Heroes"

In a letter to the Caltech community during Postdoc Appreciation Week, the President emphasizes the role this key group plays at the Institute.
National Postdoc Association Logo

Experiments using Diamond Anvils Yield New Insight into the Deep Earth

Robert Perkins
New experiments could explain one of the most unusual features of the core-mantle boundary.

Caltech to Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17–21

Jon Nalick
Events will honor contributions postdocs make to research.
members of the Caltech Postdoc Association hold a banner for Postdoc Appreciation Week.