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NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet
07/30/2020

NASA, ULA Launch Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover Mission to Red Planet

Emily Velasco
The Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has lifted off from Cape Canaveral. The rover was designed and built by JPL, which Caltech manages for NASA.
A rocket begins launching from its pad, sending smoke and flames outward. Ocean appears in the background.
Stay-at-Home Ingenuity Turns CD-Drives into Microscopes and Centrifuges
06/08/2020

Stay-at-Home Ingenuity Turns CD-Drives into Microscopes and Centrifuges

Andrew Moseman
In a world of remote learning, Mike Vicic focused his chemical engineering lab on DIY scientific instruments.
DIY microscope
From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope
05/12/2020

From Caltech Magazine: Tales of Spitzer Space Telescope

Earlier this year, Spitzer Space Telescope was officially retired after 16 years in orbit, leaving behind a trove of memories for hundreds of people involved in its trailblazing mission.
illustration of the Spitzer Space Telescope
Fiber Optic Seismic Array in Pasadena Tracked the Rose Parade
05/06/2020

Fiber Optic Seismic Array in Pasadena Tracked the Rose Parade

Robert Perkins
A seismic array that uses "dark" fiber optic cable in Pasadena recorded the 2020 Rose Parade.
Fiber optics
First Asteroid Found Inside Orbit of Venus
01/15/2020

First Asteroid Found Inside Orbit of Venus

Whitney Clavin
ZTF has discovered an asteroid that circles the sun every 151 days.
Photo of the 48-inch Samuel Oschin Telescope
Measuring the Minute Wobbles of Stars
01/08/2020

Measuring the Minute Wobbles of Stars

Whitney Clavin
A new instrument aims to detect tiny stellar motions caused by the tug of Earth-mass planets
A portion of NEID, called the port adaptor, is seen here on the WIYN telescope.
LIGO-Virgo Network Catches Another Neutron Star Collision
01/06/2020

LIGO-Virgo Network Catches Another Neutron Star Collision

Whitney Clavin
A pair of neutron stars has been found with an unusually high mass
Artwork of the neutron star merger
Flying Observatory Maps Our Galaxy
01/05/2020

Flying Observatory Maps Our Galaxy

Whitney Clavin
Matt Hankins took several rides on the SOFIA airborne observatory with the goal of unveiling the brightest regions of our galaxy's center.
Infrared image of galactic center
Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
New Geochemistry Technique Yields Clues about Earth's Earliest Days
11/21/2019

New Geochemistry Technique Yields Clues about Earth's Earliest Days

Robert Perkins
Fran├žois Tissot has developed a way to measure the isotopic ratio of the element uranium inside a single crystal of zircon.
Zircon
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