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  • La Cañada History: LA County's first black fire chief welcomed to LCF office

    La Cañada History: LA County's first black fire chief welcomed to LCF office
    Ten Years Ago Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in January 2005 were celebrating the first anniversary of the twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Spirit landed on the Red Planet on Jan. 3, 2004 and Opportunity touched...
  • JPL scientist killed in Van Nuys plane crash aided 'extreme' exploration

    Alberto Enrique Behar dedicated his career to the idea that there was no place too hot, too cold or too remote for science. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University, he developed robotic instruments that investigated...
  • U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space

    U.S. satellite spies holiday lights from space
    Americans are serious about their Christmas lights -- so much so that a NASA satellite can see them from space. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite, which NASA operates with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, can&...
  • Kepler spacecraft finds a second life - and an important new exoplanet

    Kepler spacecraft finds a second life - and an important new exoplanet
    NASA's Kepler spacecraft should have been rendered useless by a 2013 hardware failure, but instead its secondary mission -- called K2 -- has just yielded its first major discovery in the form of a particularly exciting exoplanet. The limping spacecraft,...
  • What a comeback: Revived Kepler spacecraft finds its first new planet

    What a comeback: Revived Kepler spacecraft finds its first new planet
    It doesn’t pay to bet against Kepler. Even though the NASA spacecraft was hobbled a year and a half ago, the battered telescope has still managed to find a super-Earth. At 20,000 miles across, the newly discovered planet is 2.5 times as wide as...
  • Recent case brings to mind other locals accused of trying to export sensitive U.S. technology

    Recent case brings to mind other locals accused of trying to export sensitive U.S. technology
    The recent arrest of a local man on charges of trying to steal and export schematics for the nation's most advanced aircraft carrier brings to mind other local cases in which people have been accused of export-control violations. Mostafa Ahmed Awwad,...
  • Rosetta postcard: Could you jump from these cliffs?

    Rosetta postcard: Could you jump from these cliffs?
    While Philae rests quietly on the dark surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency's Rosetta orbiter is continuing to snap amazing images of the comet's nucleus and beam them back to Earth. The picture above was taken Dec. 10...
  • Hopkins scientists find way to extend mission to Mercury

    Hopkins scientists find way to extend mission to Mercury
    A mission to Mercury already years past its original expiration date is getting one more month of bonus time to observe the solar system's innermost planet. The Messenger spacecraft will eventually crash onto Mercury's surface as its orbit gradually...
  • Webb telescope at risk of schedule delays, report finds

    Webb telescope at risk of schedule delays, report finds
    NASA is at risk of falling behind schedule in developing the successor to Hubble Space Telescope, due to be launched in October 2018, a government report found. All of the major parts of the James Webb Space Telescope have experienced delays in the...
  • NASA Langley must wait on asteroid decision

    NASA Langley must wait on asteroid decision
    Engineers at NASA Langley Research Center will have to wait a bit longer to find out if their robotic system will be chosen for the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM), planned as a proving ground for technologies needed to send astronauts to Mars. NASA had...
  • Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays

    Dazzling! NuSTAR captures sun's portrait in solar X-rays
    It’s time to see the sun in a whole new light – X-ray light. NASA’s NuSTAR space telescope has taken a stunning portrait of our home star in high-energy X-rays. The related research, presented at the American Geophysical Union...