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JPL News: Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity

By photosearth / December 14, 2017

Ceres' lonely mountain, Ahuna Mons, is seen in this simulated perspective viewMap shows locations of bright material on dwarf planet CeresBright areas of Occator Crater Oxo Crater is unique because of the relatively largeHaulani Crater in Enhanced Color The bright areas of Occator Crater — Cerealia Facula in the center and Vinalia Faculae to the […]

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A New Spin to Solving Mystery of Stellar Companions

By photosearth / December 4, 2017

Researchers measure the spin rates of bodies thought to be either planets or tiny “failed” stars News Writer:  Whitney Clavin Image of the planetary-mass companion VHS 1256-1257 b (bottom right) and its host star (center). Credit: Gauza, B. et al 2015, MNRAS, 452, 1677-1683 Taking a picture of an exoplanet—a planet in a solar system […]

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Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing

By photosearth / December 2, 2017

The finding has bearing on models of heat transport toward Antarctica and the ocean's role in the carbon cycle News Writer:  Robert Perkins A view of Antarctica, as seen by the researchers from the deck of the Antarctic Research Support Vessel Laurence Gould Credit: Andrew Thompson/Caltech Using underwater robots in the waters surrounding Antarctica, scientists […]

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The Neutron Dance

By photosearth / November 7, 2017

Caltech geochemist John Eiler aims to reveal “the genetics of everything” Caltech geochemist John Eiler Credit: Caltech Caltech geochemist John Eiler aims to reveal “the genetics of everything”—the history of each molecule in the natural world as written in its isotopic structure. What he finds out could have implications for ventures ranging from the study […]

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The Grand Tour: Watson Lecture Preview

By photosearth / November 3, 2017

In the November 15 Watson Lecture, Professor of Planetary Science Heather Knutson will discuss how to characterize planets outside of our solar system. News Writer:  Lori Dajose Heather Knutson Credit: Caltech The past decade has marked a period of great progress in our quest to discover and characterize the properties of the planets outside of […]

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Caltech Launches New Autonomous Systems Research Center

By photosearth / October 24, 2017

The Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies (CAST) will unite engineers and scientists from many disciplines to advance research on robotics, drones, driverless cars, and machine learning News Writer:  Robert Perkins A scale model of the Autonomous Flying Ambulance being developed at CAST hovers in front of the wall of fans. Credit: Caltech On October […]

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Caltech’s Konstantin Batygin Named a Packard Fellow

By photosearth / October 18, 2017

Five-year fellowship offers early career researchers freedom to tackle major challenges News Writer:  Robert Perkins Konstantin Batygin Credit: Caltech Konstantin Batygin, assistant professor of planetary science and Van Nuys Page Scholar at Caltech, has been named one of the 2017 Packard Fellows in Science and Engineering. The fellowship, awarded by the David and Lucile Packard […]

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New Provost Starts This Week

By photosearth / October 3, 2017

David Tirrell assumes his new role on campus Caltech provost David Tirrell Credit: Alex H. Parker On October 1, 2017 chemistry professor and Beckman Institute director David Tirrell officially steps into his new position as Caltech’s 10th provost. A Caltech faculty member since 1998, Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical […]

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Caltech’s New Provost Starts This Week

By photosearth / October 2, 2017

David Tirrell assumes his new role on campus Caltech provost David Tirrell Credit: Alex H. Parker On October 1, 2017 chemistry professor and Beckman Institute director David Tirrell officially steps into his new position as Caltech’s 10th provost. A Caltech faculty member since 1998, Tirrell, the Ross McCollum-William H. Corcoran Professor of Chemistry and Chemical […]

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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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