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Trajectory Maneuver Slated for Jan. 11

Monday, January 9, 2012 | 7:05 am

This is an artist’s concept of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft during its cruise phase between launch and final approach to Mars. The spacecraft includes a disc-shaped cruise stage (on the left) attached to the aeroshell. The spacecraft’s rover (Curi... More »


Caltech Elects Two New Members to Board of Trustees

Monday, January 9, 2012 | 1:10 am

Joshua S. Friedman (left) and Richmond A. Wolf Two business leaders, Joshua S. Friedman and Richmond A. Wolf, have been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Caltech. Friedman will serve on the board as a trustee and Wolf (MS ’94, PhD ’97) as a young alumni ... More »


NASA’s Twin Grail Spacecraft Reunite in Lunar Orbit

Tuesday, January 3, 2012 | 10:39 am

The second of NASA’s two Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft has successfully completed its planned main engine burn and is now in lunar orbit. Working together, GRAIL-A and GRAIL-B will study the moon as never before. “NASA greets t... More »


Raul Borbón, Latino Leader, Succumbs to Cancer

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 | 6:56 am

Local Latino community activist Raul Borbón succumbed to colon cancer Tuesday, November 29, reportedly in the presence of family and friends. Borbón had a long history of community involvement with Pasadena-based empowerment organization Centro de Educación... More »


Pasadena Astronomers: Asteroid’s Chances of Hitting Earth are Low

Thursday, November 3, 2011 | 5:30 am

Astronomers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are ruling out the possibility that the 2005 YU55 asteroid is likely to fall down on Earth within the next century. But it will get close next week. The rocky object was reported earlier to be com... More »


Pasadena to Host Contenders for Nation’s Top Teen Science Prize

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 | 7:41 am

The path to science glory leads to Pasadena for 15 students contending for the year’s top teen science prize. The first weekend in November, these young innovators will compete for the highest science honor awarded to American high school students when the S... More »


Caltech Chemist Jacqueline Barton Honored With National Medal of Science

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 4:59 am

Jacqueline K. Barton, the Arthur and Marian Hanisch Memorial Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Caltech—a leader in studies of the chemistry of DNA—has been named one of seven recipients of the 2011 Na... More »


JPL’s Opportunity Rover Captures Image of 9-11 Memorial on Mars

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 | 5:34 am

The panoramic camera and navigation camera of JPL’s Opportunity Mars rover captured an image of a memorial to victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center towers on the 10th anniversary of the tragedy on Mars. The memorial, made from alu... More »


New Faculty Member at Caltech Studies How People Decide

Monday, September 5, 2011 | 9:19 am

The sky is gray, but you’re not sure if the clouds will clear or rain will pour. Do you grab an umbrella when you go outside? Decisions like this are filled with ambiguity, and we’re faced with them every day, whether picking stocks or choosing the sweetest wa... More »


JPL Gives Earthlings the Power to “Journey” Through the Solar System

Monday, September 5, 2011 | 5:27 am

A team of computer programmers at JPL is giving earthlings the power to journey through the solar system using a new interactive Web-based tool called “Eyes on the Solar System.” The “Eyes on the Solar System” interface combines video game technology and NASA ... More »


JPL-led Study Confirms Earth is Not Expanding

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 2:01 pm

A JPL-led research team has confirmed what Walt Disney told us all along: Earth really is a small world, after all. Since Charles Darwin’s time, scientists have speculated that the solid Earth might be expanding or contracting. That was the prevailing belief... More »