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Planet Nine from Outer Space

By photosearth / November 29, 2016

News Writer:  Lori Dajose Konstantin Batygin Credit: Caltech In January 2016, Assistant Professor of Planetary Science Konstantin Batygin, along with Mike Brown, the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor and professor of planetary astronomy, discovered evidence for a Neptune-sized planet on an eccentric orbit hidden deep in the Kuiper Belt, the expansive field of icy debris […]


Stolper to Receive Roebling Medal

By photosearth / November 10, 2016

News Writer:  Robert Perkins Edward Stolper Credit: Bob Paz Edward Stolper, Caltech’s William E. Leonhard Professor of Geology and provost, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Roebling Medal, the highest honor given by the Mineralogical Society of America. The medal recognizes “scientific eminence as represented primarily by scientific publication of outstanding original […]