01/05/2018 13:18:31
A new Caltech-built instrument at Keck Observatory has captured its first spectral image.
NIRES "first-light" image
12/20/2017 10:01:16
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.
12/04/2017 09:04:53
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.
photo of the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory (CSO)
12/04/2017 08:03:02
Whitney Clavin
Scientists are investigating the nature of planetary-mass bodies that orbit stars, finding new clues to their origins.
11/14/2017 09:00:11
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.
ZTF First Light image
10/30/2017 16:30:20
Astronomers using NASA's NuSTAR mission have gained new clues in black hole mystery.
Artist concept of black hole jet
10/19/2017 13:55:51
Lori Dajose
The November Watson Lecture will be given by Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist.
Linda Spilker
10/16/2017 07:00:24
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.
image
10/16/2017 07:00:19
Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.
08/17/2017 16:18:24
Whitney Clavin
A new video highlights Caltech professor Ed Stone, the only person ever to have held the position of project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission.
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