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David Tirrell Named Caltech Provost

By photosearth / July 1, 2017

News Writer:  Shayna Chabner McKinney David Tirrell, Caltech's tenth provost Credit: Caltech David Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the director of the Beckman Institute, will become Caltech’s tenth provost, President Thomas F. Rosenbaum announced today. His appointment will take effect October 1, 2017. Tirrell, who will succeed […]

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ASCIT and GSC Honor Excellence in Teaching

By photosearth / June 30, 2017

The annual awards celebrate outstanding professors and TAs Rob Phillips giving a Bi 1 lecture. Credit: Caltech The Associated Students of Caltech (ASCIT) and Caltech’s Graduate Student Council (GSC) on June 14 announced the honorees of their annual teaching awards, celebrating professors, TAs, and mentors for outstanding teaching in the 2016–17 academic year. Based on […]

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NASA’s newest photo of Jupiter will blow your mind

By photosearth / June 28, 2017

Lately, NASA’s Cassini orbiter has been delivering some stunning photos from its trips around Saturn, but that’s not the only fancy camera floating around a nearby planet. The agency’s Juno spacecraft has been hanging out around Jupiter for nearly a year now, and it just delivered one of the most jaw-dropping glimpses of the gas […]

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Art gone wild: The best places to see sculptures outdoors

By photosearth / June 26, 2017

(CNN)Some of the most popular outdoor works of the last few decades — James Turrell’s famous Skyspaces, Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty,” Antony Gormley’s standing figures, Andy Goldsworthy’s ephemeral works in nature — have shown how a fresh setting can make for a perspective-altering and exhilarating experience. Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/30/arts/best-sculpture-parks/index.html Here are a few of the […]

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The Most Surreal Landscapes On Earth

By photosearth / June 26, 2017

Planet Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations molded over thousands of years by Mother Nature, while others are man-made creations that have altered the earth in strange ways. From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 […]

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Grand Canyon at risk as Arizona officials ask Trump to end uranium mining ban

By photosearth / June 26, 2017

Image of the Grand Canyon and surrounding area taken from the International Space Station Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/05/public-lands-uranium-mining-arizona-grand-canyon Exclusive: Powerful regional officials to ask administration to end 20-year ban, saying it is unlawful and inhibits economic opportunity A coalition of influential officials in Arizona and Utah is urging the Trump administration to consider rolling back Obama-era […]

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NASA’s P-3 Aircraft Flies Over Southeast Greenland

By photosearth / June 25, 2017

The shadow of NASA’s P-3 aircraft is seen over an iceberg on a May 8, 2017 flight supporting NASA’s Operation IceBridge mission. IceBridge began its final week of Arctic Spring 2017 surveys with a glacier-packed mission in Greenland, called Southeast Glaciers 01. NASA Image of the Day Save Save

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Scientists Solve Mystery Of How Pumice Stones Float

By photosearth / June 24, 2017

  Floating rocks sound like they belong on Pandora, not on Earth, but they are a real phenomenon, occurring when volcanoes produce rocks less dense than water. However, geologists have been puzzled how these pumice stones often continue to float for years, before eventually sinking. Now the high-powered X-rays at Berkeley’s Advanced Light Source synchrotron […]

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