Project News • February 13th, 2024
As NASA explores the unknown in air and space, a new mission to survey ultraviolet light across the entire sky will provide the agency with more insight into how galaxies and stars evolve. The space telescope, called UVEX (UltraViolet EXplorer), is targeted to launch in 2030 as NASA’s next Astrophysics Medium-Class Explorer mission.
Featured Scientist • February 15th, 2024
In this profile series, we feature current Caltech/IPAC scientists. We get to know some of the people who work behind the scenes, supporting NASA’s and other astronomy projects, while also conducting their own personal research. In this second profile, we feature Shoubaneh “Shooby” Hemmati, who is an early career staff scientist at IPAC and works for the Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC (ENSCI) and for the NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA).
IPAC News • February 15th, 2024
Dr. Tracy Chen, a member of IPAC since 2009, was appointed the new Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) Science Data System Lead, starting on January 2nd, 2024.
Project News • February 7th, 2024
Astronomers investigating one of the most pressing mysteries of the cosmos – the rate at which the universe is expanding – are readying themselves to study this puzzle in a new way using NASA’s Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. Once it launches by May 2027, astronomers will mine Roman’s wide swaths of images for gravitationally lensed supernovae, which can be used to measure the expansion rate of the universe.
Project News • January 31st, 2024
A cutting-edge tool to view planets outside our solar system has passed two key tests ahead of its launch as part of the agency’s Roman Space Telescope by 2027.
Announcement • January 17th, 2024
The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) and IPAC at the California Institute of Technology announce the eleventh ZTF Public Data Release.
News Release • September 22nd, 2023
NASA's SPHEREx space telescope has been tucked inside a custom-built chamber on and off for the past two months undergoing tests to prepare it for its two-year mission in space. SPHEREx, which stands for Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer, is set to launch into orbit around Earth no later than April 2025.
IPAC at Caltech partners with NASA, NSF, JPL and the world-wide research community to advance exploration of our Universe. Beginning with the IRAS mission in 1985 and spanning through Herschel & Spitzer in recent years, and Roman and Euclid, planned to launch later this decade, we have enabled transformative research of the infrared sky. We provide science operations, user support, data services, and scientific vision to maximize discovery with observatories both in space and on the ground. We share these discoveries with the public through education outreach programs and award-winning media. Our community of active researchers is dedicated and essential to fulfilling this mission.
Science Talk • 12:15 PM, March 6th, 2024 • MR-102 and online (Zoom), please join the Caltech/IPAC Seminar Mailing list at https://lists.ipac.caltech.edu/mailman/listinfo/seminars to obtain more information
We have investigated the possibility of molecular cloud formation through the Collision-induced Magnetic Reconnection (CMR) mechanism. Motivated by the Orion A giant filamentary molecular cloud, two atomic gas clouds with typical conditions of the cold...
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