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Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
First mud cracks on Mars confirmed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.
On January 8, the CBS television program 60 Minutes included a segment called “The Hunt for Planet 9,” featuring Caltech researchers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin.
Robert Perkins
Nine months of continual radar observation reveals the complex changing patterns of ice stream movement in three dimensions that can inform predictions for the speed at which the ice caps will respond to a warming climate.
Robert Perkins
Sampling at the site of the 2015-2016 natural gas leak explores how microbes respond to a flood of methane.
Researchers at Caltech, NASA/JPL, and other institutions are working on autonomous submarine drones that can make decisions on the fly.
Lori Dajose
In the Richard C. Biedebach Memorial Lecture, Konstantin Batygin will present the case for Planet Nine.
Robert Perkins
Caltech provost Edward Stolper will be honored with the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America, recognizing his outstanding original research.
Lori Dajose
A conversation with Alice Michel (BS '16), who spearheaded the effort to give geobiology a home on Wikipedia.
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.
Lori Dajose
On October 15, students will present their research at the annual SURF Seminar Day.
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