“By building large numbers of small telescopes, we can scan the skies faster than ever before. These arrays will be generating more than 40 terabytes of science data per day, making them among the most data-intensive telescopes in the world.”
Caltech graduate student Qicheng Zhang is studying Comet NEOWISE after its blistering journey around the sun.
The Astronomy Department at the California Institute of Technology is part of the Division of Physics, Math, and Astronomy. The primary mission of our department is twofold: the performance of cutting-edge research in astronomy and astrophysics, including theory, observation, and experiment, as well as the education of undergraduate and graduate students and training of postdoctoral research associates who will comprise the scientists and leaders of tomorrow. We are located in the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics on the Caltech campus.