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09/05/2018

Superfast Jet Observed Streaming Away from Stellar Collision

Elise Cutts
An international team of researchers, including two Caltech scientists, observed a superfast jet of material from a neutron star collision.
Artist's impression of neutron star merger
08/22/2018

15 Years in Space for NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope

The Spitzer Space Telescope is celebrating 15 years of discoveries, including exoplanets, distant galaxies and even a new ring around Saturn.
Spitzer Space Telescope
08/14/2018

Caltech Astronomer Wins 2018 Robert J. Trumpler Award

Whitney Clavin
BJ Fulton, a staff scientist at NASA's Exoplanet Science Institute at Caltech, has won an Astronomical Society for the Pacific award.
BJ Fulton
08/07/2018

Spacecraft to Speed Through Sun's Atmosphere and Snag Solar Wind

Whitney Clavin
Caltech and partners built an instrument that will capture high-speed solar particles hurtling toward Earth.
Jamie Rankin
08/01/2018

Program Brings Area High School Students, Teachers into Caltech Labs

Jon Nalick
Summer Research Connection promotes curiosity, scientific literacy, and research skills.
Maggie Higginbotham, a 10th-grade student at Blair High School in Pasadena, opens an incubator shaker to reveal cultures of bacteria used to produce gas vesicles for research.
07/11/2018

'City of Astronomy' to Host Gathering of International Space Experts

Whitney Clavin
Pasadena will be hopping with space events the week of July 14-22.
Collage of space images
07/03/2018

JPL News: NuSTAR Mission Proves Superstar Eta Carinae Shoots Cosmic Rays

Data from NuSTAR show that a well-studied luminous star is accelerating particles to high energies.
Picture of Eta Carinae
07/03/2018

Von Kármán Lecture Series Comes to Caltech

The series highlights space missions and technology.
image
06/29/2018

Celebrating Caltech's Founder and Builder of Large Telescopes

Whitney Clavin
George Ellery Hale, born 150 years ago on June 29, helped transform not just Caltech but all of astronomy.
George Ellery Hale
06/26/2018

Cosmic Artists Discuss their Craft

Whitney Clavin
Everything from the latest virtual reality experiences in space to how to engage the public was discussed at a space visualization conference.
Mosaic of images from the workshop.
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