Tools and Techniques to Track and Study Methane

Studying the second-most-prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere presents research challenges that are being tackled at Caltech.

JPL News: Mars Rover Curiosity Examines Possible Mud Cracks

First mud cracks on Mars confirmed by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

‘The Hunt for Planet Nine’ Featured on <i>60 Minutes</i>

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.

Satellites Observe "Traffic Jams" in Antarctic Ice Stream Caused by Tides

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.

Lessons from Aliso Canyon

Sampling at the site of the 2015-2016 natural gas leak explores how microbes respond to a flood of methane.

JPL News: From Monterey Bay to Europa

Researchers at Caltech, NASA/JPL, and other institutions are working on autonomous submarine drones that can make decisions on the fly.

Planet Nine from Outer Space

In the Richard C. Biedebach Memorial Lecture, Konstantin Batygin will present the case for Planet Nine.

Stolper to Receive Roebling Medal

Caltech provost Edward Stolper will be honored with the highest award of the Mineralogical Society of America, recognizing his outstanding original research.

The Wikipedian Geobiologist

A conversation with Alice Michel (BS '16), who spearheaded the effort to give geobiology a home on Wikipedia.

Curious Tilt of the Sun Traced to Undiscovered Planet

"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.

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