Simons Observatory

$40 million observatory to search for signals from the Big Bang

A UC collaboration wants to understand the first moments of the universe.

We are not alone - there are germs in space, too

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is studying bacteria aboard the International Space Station.

UC San Diego space red

‘Ultracool’ dwarf star hosts three potentially habitable planets

A UC San Diego physicist has broken new ground in the search for life beyond Earth.

Berkeley black hole research

Supermassive black holes may be lurking everywhere in the universe

UC Berkeley astronomers find a giant surprise in space.

UC Riverside dwarf galaxy

Dark matter satellites trigger massive starbursts

UC Riverside professor explains star formation observed in dwarf galaxies.

UCLA Grad Slam winner Gary Li

Engineer wins 2016 UCLA Grad Slam to move onto UC-wide finals

Graduate student will represent the campus at systemwide competition of three-minute, TED-talks style presentations of research.

UC Irvine fusion

UC Irvine alums approach the goal of fusion power

Their experimental reactor may be the most viable avenue yet to a limitless, carbon-neutral energy source.

UC San Diego Kelly astronaut

3…2…1: UC San Diego readies next steps in twin astronaut study

Observation of identical twins – one on earth, one in space – advances NASA’s preparations for mission to Mars.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory WFIRST

Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley scientists lead new space telescope project

NASA's WFIRST will explore mysteries of dark energy, hunt for distant planets, retrace universe's history during 6-year mission.

Theia and earth

Moon was produced by a head-on collision between Earth and a forming planet

UCLA research reconstructs massive crash, which took place 4.5 billion years ago.