Whitney Clavin
Three members of the Caltech faculty are among this year's Sloan Research Fellows.
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.
Robert Perkins
Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.
Kimm Fesenmaier
The giant planet, discovered through mathematical modeling and computer simulations, is nicknamed Planet Nine and traces a bizarre, highly elongated orbit in the outer solar system.
Kimm Fesenmaier
Caltech and JPL researchers identify a process involving UV light from the sun that helps explain how a moderately dense martian atmosphere 3.8 billion years ago could have evolved into the current thin one without invoking a missing carbon reservoir.
Ramanuj Basu
In September, the NASA/JPL Cassini mission began the last two years of the Solstice Mission. We recently spoke with JPL director Charles Elachi to gain his unique perspective on Cassini's achievements—and what will come next.
Douglas Smith
Caltech geochemist Clair Patterson (1922–1995) helped galvanize the environmental movement 50 years ago when he announced that highly toxic lead could be found essentially everywhere on Earth, including in our own bodies—and that very little of it was due to natural causes.
Lori Dajose
Yuk Yung, the Smits Family Professor of Planetary Science, has received the 2015 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize from the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences.
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