Exploration & Collaboration: The JPL-Caltech Connection

Caltech's partnership with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has made possible countless discoveries about our universe. Current Caltech faculty are participants on 12 missions.

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From the exploration of other planets to the meanderings of single cells, Caltech and JPL researchers are thinking about transportation in unexpected ways.

Juno Mission Begins Tour of Jupiter

Caltech scientists look forward to data from NASA's Juno mission, now in orbit around Jupiter.

Caltech Scientists Discuss Jupiter's Mysteries

In anticipation of Juno's arrival at Jupiter on July 4, three Caltech faculty share thoughts on the planet, the mission, and the solar system.

Community Seismic Network Detected Air Pulse From Refinery Explosion

Community Seismic Network sensors detected motion of each floor of a building in response to an air pulse from the 2015 ExxonMobil refinery explosion.

NASA Rover's Sand-Dune Studies Yield Surprise

Unusual wind-sculpted sand ripples have been discovered on Mars.

Remembering Gerald Wasserburg

Gerald Wasserburg, who helped to establish our current understanding of how the solar system formed, passed away on June 13.

Gerald Wasserburg, 1927–2016

Gerald Wasserburg, John D. MacArthur Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Emeritus, passed away on June 13, 2016. He was 89 years old.

Prebiotic Molecule Detected in Interstellar Cloud

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.

Natural Quasicrystals May Be the Result of Collisions Between Objects in the Asteroid Belt

Experiment demonstrates that rare, naturally occurring quasicrystals could have been formed by high-speed impacts in space.

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