Articles Tagged with "astronomy"

Astronomy News

Whitney Clavin
Three members of the Caltech faculty are among this year's Sloan Research Fellows.
A new study offers the best measurements yet of the densities of the TRAPPIST-1 planets.
Jim Fuller talks about movies he has developed to better understand the pulsations of planets and stars.
Lori Dajose
A group of 10,000 citizen scientists from all over the world helped to identify signals from five planets orbiting a distant star.
A new Caltech-built instrument at Keck Observatory has captured its first spectral image.
Whitney Clavin
Light detected from a neutron star merger is not from a super-fast jet as previously suspected, but rather a bubble-like cocoon.
Caltech is proceeding to decommission the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO) on Hawaii Island's Maunakea. CSO began operations in 1987 and ceased scientific observations in September 2015.
Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
Whitney Clavin
The latest workhorse camera at Palomar Observatory will scan the majority of the night sky every night, looking for cosmic events as they happen.
Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Kathy Svitil
After being alerted to a gravitational-wave event by LIGO and its European counterpart Virgo, thousands of scientists across the globe looked at a patch of sky and saw the aftermath of a neutron star collision, marking the first time such an event has been observed with both gravitational-wave and conventional astronomy.
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