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02/20/2019

JPL News: In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright

NuSTAR has released a new view of the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b.
Whirpool galaxy
02/20/2019

Watson Lecture Preview: Kip Thorne

In his February 27 Watson Lecture, Thorne will discuss the "warped side of our universe," and speculate on future discoveries about the birth of our universe and of the laws that govern it.
photo of Kip Thorne
02/19/2019

Caltech Mathematics Professor Wins 2019 Sloan Fellowship

Whitney Clavin
Philip Isett has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship, which go to early career scientists of "outstanding promise."
Philip Isett
02/14/2019

LIGO Receives New Funding to Search for More Extreme Cosmic Events

Whitney Clavin
The NSF is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade LIGO, with additional funding coming from the United Kingdom and Australia.
Engineers installing Advanced LIGO upgrades.
02/13/2019

NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission

Whitney Clavin
The SPHEREx sky-surveying mission will answer questions about the origins of the universe.
Artwork of SPHEREx science goals
02/07/2019

Zwicky Transient Facility Nabs Supernovae, Stars, and More

Whitney Clavin
New discoveries from the Zwicky Transient Facility include exploding stars, near-Earth asteroids, and more.
Andromeda as seen by ZTF
01/25/2019

Senior Named Churchill Scholar

Lori Dajose
Daniel Assumpcao is one of 16 students in the country to be selected for the scholarship, which funds one academic year of graduate study at the University of Cambridge.
Daniel Assumpcao
01/24/2019

When Black Holes Collide

Whitney Clavin
Using machine-learning programs, physicists have created a precise model for the end state of black hole collisions.
simulated picture of two merging black holes
01/10/2019

What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called "Cow"

Whitney Clavin
Caltech astronomers find new clues in the mystery of a dramatic cosmic event.
ALMA, NuSTAR and the Submillimeter Array
01/09/2019

Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond

Whitney Clavin
When researchers looked at an exotic object called a magnetar, located at the center of the Milky Way galaxy, they found some surprises.
Illustration of a magnetar