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  • Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole

    Crazy but true: MESSENGER spacecraft spots ice at Mercury's north pole
    NASA’s MESSENGER spacecraft has sent back its first visible-light images of water ice on Mercury, the tiny charbroiled planet that orbits closest to the sun. The findings, described in the journal Geology, reveal that the ice deposits look...
  • 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...
  • Enthusiasts land at JPL

    Enthusiasts land at JPL
    More than 45,000 science fans took advantage of a free offer to explore the inner workings of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory last weekend when the La Cañada facility opened its doors for its annual Open House. The event, which attracts large...
  • MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby

    MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby
    NASA’s MAVEN mission has sent back its first look at a solar storm that hit the Martian atmosphere last month, delivering detailed images of the halos of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon surrounding the Red Planet and even mapping the ozone lying beneath...
  • Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says

    Pilot error possible cause of Virgin Galactic crash, NTSB says
    The fatal crash last week of an experimental rocket ship designed to shoot wealthy tourists into space raises serious safety issues, including questions over pilot error, the escape system for its crew, and the ship's exotic rocket motor. The National...
  • 'Interstellar' mulls science and soul

    Juilliard-trained. Schooled in Shakespeare, Strindberg, Oscar Wilde. Dedicated to her art, and to the idea of art. But in" Interstellar, the widescreen sci-fi epic from Christopher Nolan, opening Friday, Jessica Chastain plays a scientist with a head...
  • 'Interstellar' is a movie as ambitious as spaceflight itself

    Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" is the most ambitious science fiction film, maybe ever and certainly since "2001: A Space Odyssey." Long, filled with lengthy passages of exposition and explanations of science, it takes forever to get to a killer...
  • Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry

    Crash, pilot's death hit home for commercial space industry
    At first glance, this dusty desert town hardly looks like a 21st century hub of technology and innovation. Besides a Denny's and a couple of fast food spots, there are dozens of boarded-up businesses, a few cheap hotels and a liquor store whose sign...
  • NASA comes to Howard Community College for forum on climate change data

    NASA comes to Howard Community College for forum on climate change data
    Scientists who observe the Earth from space say data they collect show that climate change is affecting the planet's landscape. With a goal of sharing that data with the public, a forum titled "Changing Landscapes Observed from Space" will open to the...
  • Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says

    Virgin Galactic craft probably broke up in midair, NTSB chief says
    The National Transportation Safety Board's top official said late Saturday that he believes a Virgin Galactic space craft that crashed Friday, killing a test pilot, broke apart in midair. Christopher Hart, acting NTSB chairman, said the wreckage of...
  • Virgin Galactic fatal crash sends tremors through commercial space industry

    Aviation pioneer Richard Branson's dream for space tourism was dealt a serious blow Friday as Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo plummeted into a desolate stretch of the Mojave Desert during a test flight. One pilot was killed, and his co-pilot seriously...