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Packard Foundation Gives Caltech $1 Million
09/07/2000

Packard Foundation Gives Caltech $1 Million

Jill Perry
Caltech receives a $1 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Science Program.
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Caltech grad student's team first to detect radio emission from a brown dwarf
03/14/2000

Caltech grad student's team first to detect radio emission from a brown dwarf

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East and West Antarctica once began separating but then stopped, new research shows
03/08/2000

East and West Antarctica once began separating but then stopped, new research shows

Robert Tindol
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Astrobiologists should look for both water and energy sources when searching for life on other worlds, researcher says
02/19/2000

Astrobiologists should look for both water and energy sources when searching for life on other worlds, researcher says

Robert Tindol
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Snowball Earth episode 2.4 billion years ago was hard on life, but good for modern industrial economy, research shows
02/14/2000

Snowball Earth episode 2.4 billion years ago was hard on life, but good for modern industrial economy, research shows

Robert Tindol
For the primitive organisms unlucky enough to be around 2.4 billion years ago, the first global freeze was a real wipeout, likely the worst in the history of life on Earth. Few of the organisms escaped extinction, and those that did were forced into an evolutionary bottleneck that altered the diversity of life for eons.
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Thunderstorms found to be an energy source for Jupiter's Great Red Spot
02/09/2000

Thunderstorms found to be an energy source for Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Robert Tindol

PASADENA-Using data from the Galileo spacecraft currently in orbit around Jupiter, scientists have discovered that thunderstorms beneath the upper cloud cover are supplying energy to the planet's colorful large-scale weather patterns-including the 300-year-old Great Red Spot.

Largest Explosions in the Universe May Come from the Death of Massive Stars
09/29/1999

Largest Explosions in the Universe May Come from the Death of Massive Stars

Robert Tindol
Cosmic gamma-ray bursts, the brightest known explosions in the universe, may come from the fiery deaths of very massive stars in supernova explosions, a team of astronomers said today.
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Clare Boothe Luce Professorship Awarded to Caltech
09/09/1999

Clare Boothe Luce Professorship Awarded to Caltech

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Caltech joins effort to extend capabilities of major observatories
08/04/1999

Caltech joins effort to extend capabilities of major observatories

Sue McHugh
The California Institute of Technology will participate in a multi-institutional effort, funded by the National Science Foundation, to advance the field of adaptive optics, which promises to revolutionize astronomy.
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Caltech Question of the Month: If the sun ceased to exist right now, how long would mankind survive?" Would the oceans freeze?
07/01/1999

Caltech Question of the Month: If the sun ceased to exist right now, how long would mankind survive?" Would the oceans freeze?

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