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‘The Hunt for Planet Nine’ Featured on 60 Minutes
01/09/2017

‘The Hunt for Planet Nine’ Featured on 60 Minutes

On January 8, the CBS television program 60 Minutes included a segment called “The Hunt for Planet 9,” featuring Caltech researchers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin.
photo of Mike Brown on
Caltech Computes: Disrupting and Uniting Science and Engineering
12/20/2016

Caltech Computes: Disrupting and Uniting Science and Engineering

Robert Perkins
Now a decade old, Caltech's Information Science and Technology initiative is uniting disciplines across campus by offering new and more effective ways of tackling previously intractable challenges.
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Satellites Observe "Traffic Jams" in Antarctic Ice Stream Caused by Tides
12/19/2016

Satellites Observe "Traffic Jams" in Antarctic Ice Stream Caused by Tides

Robert Perkins
Nine months of continual radar observation reveals the complex changing patterns of ice stream movement in three dimensions that can inform predictions for the speed at which the ice caps will respond to a warming climate.
Glaciers
Lessons from Aliso Canyon
12/16/2016

Lessons from Aliso Canyon

Robert Perkins
Sampling at the site of the 2015-2016 natural gas leak explores how microbes respond to a flood of methane.
Soil processing
JPL News: From Monterey Bay to Europa
12/07/2016

JPL News: From Monterey Bay to Europa

Researchers at Caltech, NASA/JPL, and other institutions are working on autonomous submarine drones that can make decisions on the fly.
photo of Steve Chien with drones
Planet Nine from Outer Space
11/28/2016

Planet Nine from Outer Space

Lorinda Dajose
In the Richard C. Biedebach Memorial Lecture, Konstantin Batygin will present the case for Planet Nine.
photo of Kanstantin Batygin
Stolper to Receive Roebling Medal
11/10/2016

Stolper to Receive Roebling Medal

Robert Perkins
Caltech provost Edward Stolper will be honored with the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America, recognizing his outstanding original research.
Edward Stolper
Watson Lecture: Ceres and the Dawn of the Solar System
11/03/2016

Watson Lecture: Ceres and the Dawn of the Solar System

Lorinda Dajose
JPL scientist Carol Raymond will give the November 9 Watson Lecture.
Carol Raymond
The Wikipedian Geobiologist
10/24/2016

The Wikipedian Geobiologist

Lorinda Dajose
A conversation with Alice Michel (BS '16), who spearheaded the effort to give geobiology a home on Wikipedia.
Stromatolites
Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet
10/19/2016

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
artistic rendering of Planet Nine