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Robert Perkins
Community Seismic Network sensors detected motion of each floor of a building in response to an air pulse from the 2015 ExxonMobil refinery explosion.
Unusual wind-sculpted sand ripples have been discovered on Mars.
Robert Perkins
Gerald Wasserburg, who helped to establish our current understanding of how the solar system formed, passed away on June 13.
Kathy Svitil
Gerald Wasserburg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on June 13, 2016. He was 89 years old.
Lori Dajose
For the first time, a chiral molecule has been detected outside of our solar system. The discovery is an important step to understanding the origins of life.
Robert Perkins
Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.
Nehaly Shah
We talked to a handful of undergraduate and graduate students prior to commencement to find out what they think will be the next big thing in science and engineering and how their plans after graduation reflect those ideas.
Ramanuj Basu
Today students celebrate Ditch Day, one of Caltech's oldest traditions.
Jon Nalick
On July 1, 2016, Kevin Gilmartin, professor of English, will begin serving as Caltech's dean of undergraduate students.
Lori Dajose
Three faculty members and four alumni have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
Kimm Fesenmaier
We recently sat down with Caltech's Paul Wennberg to talk about methane emissions and how to put the Aliso Canyon event into perspective.
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