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  • 12 Chicago museum events this fall

    12 Chicago museum events this fall
    Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town. The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
  • Descanso Gardens exhibit dives into the importance of water

    Descanso Gardens exhibit dives into the importance of water
    As NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combs the planet's surface for evidence of water, visitors to Descanso Gardens can contemplate the physical and symbolic importance of water here on Earth in a new exhibit at the Sturt Haaga Gallery. "Signs of Life," which...
  • Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine

    Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine
    The sun is throwing stuff at us again. A sunspot erupted Wednesday morning with a large, X-class solar flare that caused a wave of plasma called a Coronal Mass Ejection to shoot off the sun and come zooming toward Earth at the speed of 800 to 900...
  • NASA Mars rover Curiosity reaches base of target mountain

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has arrived at the base of a mountain of layered rock that scientists suspect holds clues about whether the planet most like Earth in the solar system had the ingredients to support and...
  • Astronaut, cosmonauts back on Earth after six months in space

    Astronaut, cosmonauts back on Earth after six months in space
    Two Russian cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut returned to Earth on Wednesday, capping a nearly six-month stay aboard the International Space Station. Riding inside a Russian Soyuz capsule, former station commander Steve Swanson and cosmonauts Alexander...
  • Rosetta's amazing selfie with a comet: Here's why it was taken

    Rosetta's amazing selfie with a comet: Here's why it was taken
    A spacecraft, a selfie and a comet. What could be better? This week the European Space Agency released what it calls "selfie at comet" — a picture of one of the Rosetta spacecraft's 45-foot solar arrays with the rubber-duck shaped comet 67P/...
  • La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool

    La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool
    Ten Years Ago A $264-million NASA mission to bring back samples of solar wind to analyze for clues to the origin of our solar system came to an end in Utah when the JPL-managed Genesis spacecraft’s sample return capsule crashed at an estimated 193...
  • Stargazing made easy

    Stargazing made easy
    Star Walk ($2.99 for iPhone, iPad in an HD version, Android and Kindle; $2.49 for Windows phone; and $4.99 for iPad) What it is: an interactive astronomy guide that harnesses your device's GPS to show you where constellations are in relation to your...
  • PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners

     PASSINGS: Bob Suter, Austin 'Goose' Gonsoulin, Magda Olivero, John D. Kendall, Noel Hinners
      Bob Suter Member of U.S. hockey team that won a gold medal at 1980 Olympics Bob Suter, 57, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" hockey team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild NHL star Ryan Suter, died suddenly...
  • Have a timeless space message? NASA may send it into space for you

    Have a timeless space message? NASA may send it into space for you
    NASA is set to launch a time capsule to an asteroid in 2016, and is inviting people from around the world to submit short messages and images on social media to tuck away inside. The subject of those messages and images? Thoughts about space exploration...
  • Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops

    Global Hawks wrapping up 3-year mission at NASA's Wallops
    The working life of the big Global Hawk drone aircraft is spent skimming the tops of hurricanes, soaring at 60,000 feet through the untroubled stratosphere for hours and hours on end, eyeing the maelstrom just below. "Just steamin' and dreamin'," said...