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08/10/2016

Exploration & Collaboration: The JPL-Caltech Connection

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech's partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has made possible countless discoveries about our universe. Current Caltech faculty are participants on 12 missions.
07/13/2016

Special Delivery

Mark Wheeler
From the exploration of other planets to the meanderings of single cells, Caltech and JPL researchers are thinking about transportation in unexpected ways.
07/07/2016

Juno Mission Begins Tour of Jupiter

Whitney Clavin
Caltech scientists look forward to data from NASA's Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter.
07/01/2016

Caltech Scientists Discuss Jupiter's Mysteries

Lorinda Dajose
In anticipation of Juno's arrival at Jupiter on July 4, three Caltech faculty share thoughts on the planet, the mission, and the solar system.
06/30/2016

Community Seismic Network Detected Air Pulse From Refinery Explosion

Robert Perkins
Community Seismic Network sensors detected motion of each floor of a building in response to an air pulse from the 2015 ExxonMobil refinery explosion.
Building
06/30/2016

NASA Rover's Sand-Dune Studies Yield Surprise

Unusual wind-sculpted sand ripples have been discovered on Mars.
Curiosity
06/28/2016

Remembering Gerald Wasserburg

Robert Perkins
Gerald Wasserburg, who helped to establish our current understanding of how the solar system formed, passed away on June 13.
06/16/2016

Gerald Wasserburg, 1927–2016

Kathy Svitil
Gerald Wasserburg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on June 13, 2016. He was 89 years old.
06/14/2016

Prebiotic Molecule Detected in Interstellar Cloud

Lorinda Dajose
For the first time, a chiral molecule has been detected outside of our solar system. The discovery is an important step to understanding the origins of life.
06/13/2016

Natural Quasicrystals May Be the Result of Collisions Between Objects in the Asteroid Belt

Robert Perkins
Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.
Diffraction pattern