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Scenes from Frosh Camp

By photosearth / September 29, 2017

Each year, Paul Asimow introduces students to geology on the Frosh Camp Hike News Writer:  Lori Dajose Paul Asimow, the Eleanor and John R. McMillan Professor of Geology and Geochemistry, talks to students from atop a stump during the Frosh Camp geology hike. Credit: Caltech This year, Caltech’s freshman orientation took place on September 18 […]

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Cassini’s Final Plunge

By photosearth / September 16, 2017

Crowds at JPL and Caltech watch as the Cassini spacecraft ends its 20-year mission with a dive into Saturn News Writer:  Robert Perkins With this view, Cassini captured one of its last looks at Saturn and its main rings from a distance. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute It ended with a bang and with a whisper. […]

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The Massively Big Picture

By photosearth / September 1, 2017

Mark Simons is part of a movement to add precise and panoramic perspectives to previously limited geographic observations. Mark Simons The 2011 Japanese earthquake was a defining moment for Mark Simons. The devastating 9.0-magnitude quake and its subsequent tsunami, which took nearly 16,000 lives, spurred efforts around the globe that will shape how nations predict […]