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05/06/2019

Electron Tomography Database Changes the Game for Scientific Data Distribution

Elise Cutts
Caltech's Electron Tomography Database provides tens of thousands of free data sets to researchers and the public using a new blockchain-based strategy
A black-and-white electron tomography (ET) video of an archaeon.
05/02/2019

LIGO and Virgo Detect Neutron Star Smashups

Whitney Clavin
The triple detectors of LIGO and Virgo have spotted five new gravitational-wave signals since turning back on.
Artwork of neutron stars.
03/26/2019

LIGO and Virgo Resume Search for Ripples in Space and Time

Whitney Clavin
The hunt continues for extreme events in the cosmos, such as collisions between black holes.
Engineers working on LIGO upgrades
02/14/2019

LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for More Extreme Cosmic Events

Whitney Clavin
The NSF is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade LIGO, with additional funding coming from the United Kingdom and Australia.
Engineers installing Advanced LIGO upgrades.
02/13/2019

NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission

Whitney Clavin
The SPHEREx sky-surveying mission will answer questions about the origins of the universe.
Artwork of SPHEREx science goals
02/07/2019

Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More

Whitney Clavin
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more.
Andromeda as seen by ZTF
11/21/2018

New Study Raises Questions About Salts Near Seasonally Darkening Streaks on Mars

Robert Perkins
Scientists reviewing data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found a data-processing artifact that, in small regions, makes it appear that certain minerals are present.
Dark streaks
10/11/2018

Dying Star Emits a Whisper

Lorinda Dajose
The unexpectedly gentle death of a massive star suggests that it was being robbed by a dense companion lurking out of sight.
Three panels illustrating the life of a supernova
10/09/2018

Illuminating New Possibilities: An Interview with Alireza Marandi

Robert Perkins
New faculty member Alireza Marandi makes devices and systems that alter the wavelength of lasers, enabling new paths for sensing and computing applications.
photo of Alireza Marandi
09/24/2018

Palomar's Samuel Oschin Telescope Turns 70

Whitney Clavin
Historic telescope's discoveries include everything from thousands of galaxy clusters to a Pluto-sized object in our solar system.
George Abell at 48-inch telescope