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The Man Who Wanted to Fly on Mars

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 13:38 pm

Even before this interviewer can finish the question, “Did anyone ever tell you this was a crazy idea?” Bob Balaram jumps in: “Everyone. All the time.” This “crazy idea” is the Mars Helicopter, currently at Kennedy Space Center waiting to hitch a ride to the R... More »

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Caltech Professor Explains the COVID-19 Virus, By the Numbers

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 | 04:59 am

Editor’s note: This piece is part of an ongoing series on Caltech scientists who are doing research on 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... More »

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Caltech Scientists Turn Research Toward Fighting Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, March 27, 2020 | 12:05 pm

As the nation hunkers down during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, our shared spaces have been left largely empty. The pace of life has slowed at Caltech as well, but hidden away in a handful of labs scattered across campus, Institute scientists are working to d... More »

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10.9 Million Names Now Aboard NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 13:13 pm

NASA’s “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign invited people around the world to submit their names to ride aboard the agency’s next rover to the Red Planet. Some 10,932,295 people did just that. The names were stenciled by electron beam onto three fingernail-sized... More »

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Revisiting Decades-Old Voyager 2 Data, Scientists Find One More Secret

Thursday, March 26, 2020 | 04:42 am

Eight and a half years into its grand tour of the solar system, NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft was ready for another encounter. It was Jan. 24, 1986, and soon it would meet the mysterious seventh planet, icy-cold Uranus. Over the next few hours, Voyager 2 flew wi... More »

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Nikolai Makarov Honored with 2020 Schock Prize

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 11:15 am

Nikolai G. Makarov, the Richard Merkin Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Caltech, has been awarded the 2020 Rolf Schock Prize in mathematics. The Schock Prizes, which also include awards for logic and philosophy, art, and music, were established and en... More »

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Pasadena Chalk Festival Is Postponed Until Further Notice

Thursday, March 19, 2020 | 16:23 pm

Previous years’ Chalk Festival “As you may have heard by now, we have no choice but to postpone our highly anticipated Pasadena Chalk Festival scheduled for June 20-21. It is beyond our imagination that this could have ever happened. It carries with it great d... More »

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Bakersfield Mist at Sierra Madre Playhouse Postpones Until May 4

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 | 18:43 pm

The next event in Off the Page, the ongoing series of staged play readings at Sierra Madre Playhouse, is Bakersfield Mist. Due to concerns regarding the coronavirus crisis, the date of this reading has been changed to May 4. If health conditions mandate, it ma... More »