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  • Metric conversion commentary brings lopsided reactions in favor of a switch

    First things first.
  • Metric system switch is long overdue, as illustrated in Trexlertown

    On Dec. 11, 1998, a spacecraft carrying the Mars Climate Orbiter was launched from Florida and — after traveling through space for 669 million kilometers (or 416 million miles, although it's disgusting to even mention that figure) —...

    Mark Russell

    Occupy Mars? NASA is spending $2.5 billion to land a vehicle on Mars to determine if life exists up there. Wouldn't it be cheaper to rent "ET" and take Steven Spielberg's word for it? Shouldn't we get our priorities straight and launch a probe to...

    'Cosmic Wonder': New Adler show goes deep into universe

    'Cosmic Wonder': New Adler show goes deep into universe
    I've seen three shows now in Adler Planetarium's still new, still state-of-the-art central domed theater, and I remain amazed at the quality of the celestial imagery and at the precision with which it is projected up on the dome. Journeys into distant...

    Location of NASA's JPL is a bit of a curiosity

    If we can land a rover on Mars, surely we can identify the city where NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is located. Right? When it came to The Times' recent coverage of Mars rover Curiosity, reader Sabrina Peck of Pasadena wasn't...