Skip to main content
Email Print Share

News From the Field

Massive galaxy cluster verifies predictions of cosmological theory

December 12, 2013

maps of the galaxy cluster MACS J0717+3745 By observing a high-speed component of a massive galaxy cluster, Caltech/NASA Jet Propulsion Lab scientists and collaborators have detected for the first time in an individual object, the kinetic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, a change in the cosmic microwave background caused by its interaction with massive moving objects. Full Story

California Institute of Technology

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.

 Get News Updates by Email 

Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page:
NSF News:
For the News Media:
Science and Engineering Statistics:
Awards Searches: