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03/15/2004

Most distant object in solar system discovered; could be part of never-before-seen Oort cloud

Robert Tindol
A planetoid more than eight billion miles from Earth has been discovered by researchers led by a scientist at the California Institute of Technology. The new planetoid is more than three times the distance of Pluto, making it by far the most distant body known to orbit the sun.
03/12/2004

Caltech mineralogy professor George Rossman wins Feynman Prize for teaching excellence

Robert Tindol
Ever wonder what becomes of the type of kid who keeps a rock collection?
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02/19/2004

Planetary scientists find planetoid in Kuiper Belt; could be biggest yet discovered

Robert Tindol
Planetary scientists at the California Institute of Technology and Yale University on Tuesday night discovered a new planetoid in the outer fringes of the solar system.
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12/19/2003

Northridge Earthquake 10th Anniversary Public Event

Jill Perry
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10/28/2003

Atmospheric scientists still acquire samples the old-fashioned way--by flying up and getting them

Robert Tindol
Just as Ishmael always returned to the high seas for whales after spending time on land, an atmospheric researcher always returns to the air for new data.
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09/22/2003

Old Caltech Telescope Yields New Science

Mike Brown uses Robinson scope to find weather on Titan.
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07/31/2003

Gravity Variations Predict Earthquake Behavior

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