Whitney Clavin
In a new Caltech-led study, researchers have classified exoplanets in much the same way that biologists identify new animal species.
Whitney Clavin
New professor of astronomy Andrew Howard discusses the diversity of exoplanets and the search for an Earth-like world.
Whitney Clavin
Caltech space artists Robert Hurt and Tim Pyle help scientists imagine the exotic landscapes of other worlds.
Caltech postdoctoral scholar Siegfried Eggl modeled planets in double-star systems to find out if they could be habitable.
Whitney Clavin
In the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, researchers have been developing new ways to search exoplanets for biosignatures.
Lori Dajose
Astronomer Dimitri Mawet will give the April Watson Lecture about directly imaging planets outside of our solar system.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
Lori Dajose
From October 16–22, Caltech and nine other institutions are participating in Pasadena Astronomy Week to celebrate the city's rich history in astronomy.
Lori Dajose
The discovery of an exoplanet that is essentially still in its infancy is an important step to understanding how planets, including the Earth, form.
How do some gas giant planets end up so feverishly close to their stars? NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope finds new clues.
For the last three years, the world's only robotic adaptive optics system, Robo-AO, has been making new discoveries with the 60-inch telescope at Caltech's Palomar Observatory north of San Diego. Now, the instrument, developed at Caltech, is moving to a new home: the 2.1-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona.
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