Caltech rolls out a new Institute magazine, in print and online
Ivona Kostadinova
An international team of astronomers has seen the strong cosmic magnification and multiple images of a class of supernova referred to as "standard candles."
Whitney Clavin
First 3-D quantum liquid crystals may have applications in quantum computing.
Whitney Clavin
The Caltech-built Keck Cosmic Web Imager has taken its first look at the cosmos.
Whitney Clavin
In the Exoplanet Technology Laboratory, researchers have been developing new ways to search exoplanets for biosignatures.
Lori Dajose
Rapidly varying temperatures have been measured on the ultrafast streams of gas emanating from around a black hole.
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.
Kip Thorne talks about the years leading up to LIGO’s first detection of gravitational waves.
A planet and a star are having a tumultuous romance that can be detected from 370 light-years away.
iillustration of a blue planet near a yellow sun
Whitney Clavin
The Keck Observatory's vortex coronagraph has the potential to image planetary systems closer to their host stars than was possible before.
The supernova SN 2014C dramatically changed in appearance over the course of a year, surprising astronomers.
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