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06/07/2018

JPL News: NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

The Curiosity rover has found new evidence that Mars could have supported ancient life.
image of Curiosity rover
06/06/2018

JPL News: Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

Scientists from NASA's Juno mission describe the ways in which lightning on Jupiter is actually analogous to Earth's lightning.
artist's concept of lightning distribution in Jupiter's northern hemisphere
05/30/2018

Seismometer Readings Could Offer Debris Flow Early Warning

Robert Perkins
A debris flow that struck Montecito, California in January was detected by a nearby seismometer
Debris flow
05/25/2018

Geobiology Student Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Lorinda Dajose
Amanda Hazel Dilmore is a recipient of Goldwater Scholarship for the 2018–19 academic year.
Amanda Hazel Dilmore
05/15/2018

JPL News: Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes

Re-examining data from an old mission brings new insights to the question of whether Jupiter's moon Europa has the ingredients to support life.
artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa with the Galileo spacecraft
05/08/2018

Moving Magnetic Fields Disrupt Ice Nucleation

Robert Perkins
A study by the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Caltech finds that magnetic fields can be manipulated to affect naturally occurring magnetite in tissue, hindering ice formation
Freezer burn
05/05/2018

JPL News: NASA, ULA Launch Mission to Study How Mars Was Made

The Mars InSight mission has successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base and is on its way to the Red Planet.
LIftoff
05/04/2018

Studying Turbulent Seas: A Conversation with Jörn Callies

Robert Perkins
New faculty member Jörn Callies discusses his work studying the eddies and turbulent features that dictate how carbon dioxide and heat are soaked up by the ocean.
Jörn Callies
04/20/2018

Caltech Event Provides Introduction to Climate Science

Robert Perkins
Four Caltech faculty members delivered lectures during Earth Week about climate and how it is changing.
Earth
04/17/2018

Digging for Answers: An Interview with Claire Bucholz

Robert Perkins
Geologist Claire Bucholz searches in ancient igneous rocks for evidence for the ways that oxygen began shaping the earth 2.5 billion years ago.
Bucholz