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Rover Findings Indicate Stratified Lake on Ancient Mars
06/01/2017

Rover Findings Indicate Stratified Lake on Ancient Mars

The Mars Curiosity rover has provided evidence that an ancient lake on Mars supported chemical reactions that are fundamental to the basic functions of life.
Crater
GPS Grads Return for 90th Anniversary
05/30/2017

GPS Grads Return for 90th Anniversary

Robert Perkins
At the Caltech Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences 90th Anniversary symposium, alumni from throughout the division's history shared their stories.
Walter Munk
Caltech Program Delivers Science Instruction to Local Elementary School
05/17/2017

Caltech Program Delivers Science Instruction to Local Elementary School

Jon Nalick
Caltech grad students and postdocs volunteer at Cleveland Elementary as part of a program called Science Wednesdays.
Graduate student Cecelia Sanders explains to a second grade class how genes affect the shape of body parts such as earlobes.
NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
05/04/2017

NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has sampled sand dunes on Mars in the first close-up study of active dunes anywhere other than Earth.
Mars dunes
JPL News: New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn
05/03/2017

JPL News: New Movie Shows Cassini's First Dive over Saturn

A new movie shows the view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft on its first dive through through Saturn's rings.
Cassini
Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences
05/02/2017

Five from Caltech Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech professors and alumni included among the Academy's new members
Logo of the National Academy of Sciences
Earthquakes Can Make Thrust Faults Open Violently and Snap Shut
05/01/2017

Earthquakes Can Make Thrust Faults Open Violently and Snap Shut

Robert Perkins
Engineers and scientists experimentally observe surface twisting in thrust faults that can momentarily rip open the earth's surface.
Earthquake
May 11 Event Will Mark 90th Anniversary for GPS
04/28/2017

May 11 Event Will Mark 90th Anniversary for GPS

Robert Perkins
Witnesses to the history of GPS will return to campus to share experiences with the Caltech community at a daylong celebration of the division's 90th anniversary.
photo of two row boats on a Grand Canyon expedition in 1939
Introducing Caltech Magazine
04/24/2017

Introducing Caltech Magazine

Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Magazine cover
'Detergent' Molecules May Be Driving Fluctuations in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations
04/17/2017

'Detergent' Molecules May Be Driving Fluctuations in Atmospheric Methane Concentrations

Robert Perkins
Researchers at Caltech and Harvard have found that changes in the amount of hydroxyl in the atmosphere may be responsible for the recent increase in global methane that started in 2007.
Methane