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How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape
10/10/2018

How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.
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JPL News: Dust Storms on Titan Spotted for the First Time
09/24/2018

JPL News: Dust Storms on Titan Spotted for the First Time

Analysis of data from Cassini revealed the existence of dust storms on Saturn's moon Titan.
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President Rosenbaum Highlights Postdocs as "Unsung Heroes"
09/22/2018

President Rosenbaum Highlights Postdocs as "Unsung Heroes"

In a letter to the Caltech community during Postdoc Appreciation Week, the President emphasizes the role this key group plays at the Institute.
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Experiments using Diamond Anvils Yield New Insight into the Deep Earth
09/20/2018

Experiments using Diamond Anvils Yield New Insight into the Deep Earth

Robert Perkins
New experiments could explain one of the most unusual features of the core-mantle boundary.
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Caltech to Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17–21
09/17/2018

Caltech to Celebrate National Postdoc Appreciation Week September 17–21

Jon Nalick
Events will honor contributions postdocs make to research.
members of the Caltech Postdoc Association hold a banner for Postdoc Appreciation Week.
Drones Make 3-D Maps of Microbial Mats
09/12/2018

Drones Make 3-D Maps of Microbial Mats

Robert Perkins
Researchers use drones to make 3-D maps of an island to study the microbial mats that exist there.
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JPL News: NASA's InSight Passes Halfway to Mars, Instruments Check In
08/21/2018

JPL News: NASA's InSight Passes Halfway to Mars, Instruments Check In

The InSight spacecraft has passed the halfway point on its journey to the Red Planet.
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Animation Based on Satellite Data Shows SoCal "Breathing" Water
08/09/2018

Animation Based on Satellite Data Shows SoCal "Breathing" Water

Robert Perkins
Satellite radar data shows how the ground beneath SoCal rises and falls over annual and decadal time scales with the pumping in and out of groundwater.
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JPL News: New Satellite Map Shows Ground Deformation After Indonesian Quake
08/09/2018

JPL News: New Satellite Map Shows Ground Deformation After Indonesian Quake

Satellite data reveals ground deformation following a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia.
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Program Brings Area High School Students, Teachers into Caltech Labs
08/01/2018

Program Brings Area High School Students, Teachers into Caltech Labs

Jon Nalick
Summer Research Connection promotes curiosity, scientific literacy, and research skills.
Maggie Higginbotham, a 10th-grade student at Blair High School in Pasadena, opens an incubator shaker to reveal cultures of bacteria used to produce gas vesicles for research.