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  • Predictable 'Interstellar' is an entertaining thrill

    Predictable 'Interstellar' is an entertaining thrill
      Christopher Nolan has directed mysteries, superhero films and summer blockbusters. With the film "Interstellar," Nolan attempts to launch into the space-epic genre, and it gets cumbersome. Matthew McConaughey plays Cooper, a former NASA pilot and...
  • Lehigh professor charged with fraud in NASA project

    When Lehigh University professor Yujie Ding and his wife proposed to develop technology for NASA in 2010, the $600,000 project was supposed to be carried out by their small Center Valley company in conjunction with Ding's lab at Lehigh. In reality,...
  • Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor

    Asteroid Named After Retired Western Connecticut Professor
    Dr. Phillip Lu is characteristically self-deprecating about the news that a newly discovered asteroid has been named after him. "My younger daughter asked, 'Dad, what's this supposed to mean?'" said Lu, 82, a retired astronomy professor from Western...
  • Around Town: The Devil's Gate is in the details

    La Cañada's real concern with the proposed Devil's Gate Sediment Removal Program in Hahamongna Watershed is not just the 150,000 truckloads or the removal of over 2.4 million cubic yards of sand and sediment. It's not the noise. Not the five years of...
  • 'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system

    'Beautiful physics' helps find ocean worlds in solar system
    Scientists on the hunt for an exoplanet capable of sustaining life used to believe a likely candidate couldn't be too close to its parent sun or too far away, or else it would burn up or freeze. They called that sweet spot for habitability the...
  • NASA dazzled, puzzled by comet Siding Spring data

    NASA dazzled, puzzled by comet Siding Spring data
    Thousands of shooting stars per hour scraped a yellowed Martian sky last month as a comet blazed through the red planet's atmosphere at 35 miles per second. Unfortunately, no one was there to experience the spectacular pass of Siding Spring on Oct. 19,...
  • Five things for Friday, Nov. 7

    Five things for Friday, Nov. 7
    Five things for you today in Central Florida: capsule launch next month; water consumption and conservation; riding all the rides; Electric Daisy Carnival; and more. 1. NASA is preparing to launch its next-generation, deep-space capsule Orion next month...
  • Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul

    Christopher Nolan injects his sci-fi with soul
    Near the end of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," as this vast science fiction blockbuster-to-be neared its third hour, the floodgates burst: My chin quivered (check), tear ducts filled (check), cheeks grew warmer (check). And yup, I cried. Sneaking a...
  • ALMA telescope spies a planetary system in process of being born

    ALMA telescope spies a planetary system in process of being born
    With amazing clarity, astronomers have spied a solar system in the act of being born. At the center is HL Tau, an infant star that is believed to be no more than 1 million years old. It is surrounded by hazy, concentric rings of material that scientists...
  • Don't let accidents drag down commercial space: Editorial

    Don't let accidents drag down commercial space: Editorial
    The contrast was as unmistakable as a solar eclipse. This week, as NASA unveiled Orion, its next manned space capsule, news was still fresh from two accidents last week involving private spaceships. The timing might have left critics who think space...
  • 'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes

    'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes
    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, part of an ambitious commercial space venture founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, crashed during testing Friday and broke into several pieces over the Mojave Desert. One test pilot was killed and another was...