Robert Perkins
Scientists create a model for the maximum magnitude of an earthquake that can be caused through wastewater injection.
Researchers at Caltech, NASA/JPL, and other institutions are working on autonomous submarine drones that can make decisions on the fly.
Robert Perkins
"Planet Nine," which may lurk beyond Neptune, may be the reason that the solar system's planets orbit at a six-degree angle with respect to the sun.
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
Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.
Ker Than
Around 520 million years ago, there was a period of rapid species diversification that many scholars describe as a sort of evolutionary "big bang." New modeling results from Caltech suggest that during this time period, the continents moved towards the equator instead of toward the poles.
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.
Lori Dajose
Here are 15 stories highlighting a few of the discoveries, methods, and technologies that came to life at Caltech in 2015.
Katie Neith
A team led by Caltech's Jennifer Jackson, professor of mineral physics has new evidence for the origin of features that occur at the core-mantle boundary.
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.
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