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By photosearth / July 14, 2016

News Writer:  Mark Wheeler From the exploration of other planets to the meanderings of single cells through our bloodstream and into our tissues, Caltech and JPL researchers are thinking about transportation in unexpected ways. They’re using transformative delivery methods to land on Mars, collect data in hard-to-reach locales, and shepherd drugs to the brain. For […]


Juno Mission Begins Tour of Jupiter

By photosearth / July 8, 2016

Caltech scientists on the team examine mysteries both within and around the giant planet News Writer:  Whitney Clavin NASA's Juno spacecraft is shown in orbit above Jupiter's colorful clouds in this artist's rendering. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Sending a spacecraft to Jupiter and into its extreme radiation environment—1,000 times more intense than Earth’s—is a daring endeavor. On […]


Caltech Scientists Discuss Jupiter’s Mysteries

By photosearth / July 3, 2016

News Writer:  Lori Dajose The Great Red Spot The Great Red Spot Credit: NASA/JPL/SwRI After nearly five years and 1.8 billion miles of space travel, NASA’s Juno mission will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the spacecraft will orbit Jupiter for 20 months, completing 37 orbits, and will […]


NASA Rover’s Sand-Dune Studies Yield Surprise

By photosearth / July 2, 2016

Curiosity rover self-portrait in front of the Namib Dune of the Bagnold Dune Field, Gale crater, Mars Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS Some of the wind-sculpted sand ripples on Mars are a type not seen on Earth, and their relationship to the thin Martian atmosphere today provides new clues about the history of Mars’ atmosphere. The determination that […]


Community Seismic Network Detected Air Pulse From Refinery Explosion

By photosearth / July 1, 2016

Tight network of low-cost detectors improve resolution of seismic data gathering and could offer city inspectors crucial information on building damage after a quake News Writer:  Robert Perkins Models of mode shapes for building motion Credit: Image courtesy of M. Kohler/Caltech On February 18, 2015, an explosion rattled the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, causing ground […]