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JPL’s Detective Aboard the Perseverance Rover

Friday, May 29, 2020 | 4:41 am

Mars is a long way from 221B Baker Street, but one of fiction’s best-known detectives will be represented on the Red Planet after NASA’s Perseverance rover touches down on Feb. 18, 2021. SHERLOC, an instrument on the end of the rover’s robotic arm, will hunt f... More »

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Caltech’s 83rd Annual Seminar Day Goes Virtual for First Time

Monday, May 25, 2020 | 11:26 am

More than 2,300 people participated in Caltech’s 83rd Annual Seminar Day on May 16 to hear Institute luminaries discuss a range of topics from COVID-19 and sensor technology to the robotic exploration of Mars and historical pandemics. Presented by the Caltech ... More »

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NASA Telescope Named for ‘Mother of Hubble’ Nancy Grace Roman

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 3:24 pm

NASA is naming its next-generation space telescope currently under development, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), in honor of Nancy Grace Roman, NASA’s first chief astronomer, who paved the way for space telescopes focused on the broader unive... More »

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JPL’s “Send Your Name to Mars” Campaign Earns Coveted Webby Award

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 | 2:32 pm

“Send Your Name to Mars,” a campaign by Pasadena’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to encourage people to send in their names to be stenciled on tiny chips that will be riding in the Mars 2020 rover, has been chosen as a winner in the 2020 Webby awards – one of four... More »

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Caltech Launches New Site to Explain Science Topics

Monday, May 18, 2020 | 12:02 pm

Caltech is launching a new science website that brings expert analysis to the scientific and technological questions that define our time. The Caltech Science Exchange will provide clear and credible explanations of high-profile science and engineering topics.... More »

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Caltech Scientists Help Solve Mystery of Spontaneous Smog Formation

Sunday, May 17, 2020 | 5:36 am

One of the peculiarities of air pollution in the world’s urban areas is that it is not always predictable. It is not uncommon for a major city, such as Beijing, to have clear skies one day, and be shrouded with thick smog the very next. The cause of this spont... More »

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Caltech Professor: What History Has Taught Us About Epidemics

Sunday, May 10, 2020 | 4:28 am

Editor’s note: This piece is part of an ongoing series on Caltech scientists who are researching the COVID-19 pandemic, each according to their own specialty. From biology, to chemistry, to social sciences, and computing, the keys to fighting the disease are w... More »

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Fiber Optic Seismic Array in Pasadena Tracked the Rose Parade

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 9:24 am

New seismic array is sensitive enough to distinguish individual floats and bands In November, Caltech and the City of Pasadena unveiled a new citywide fiber optic earthquake detector capable of mapping how temblors are shaking the city at millimeter-scale reso... More »

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NASA/JPL Perseverance Mars Rover Scientists Train in the Nevada Desert

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 | 8:54 am

Team members searched for signs of ancient microscopic life there, just as NASA’s newest rover will on the Red Planet next year. Billions of years ago, the Martian surface could have supported microbial life as we know it. But did such life ever actually exist... More »