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  • European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce

    European spacecraft lands on comet, with a bounce
    A mobile laboratory the size of a washing machine made history Wednesday when it completed a slow-motion descent to the surface of a comet 311 million miles from Earth. But scientists fear it didn't stick the landing. The European Space Agency's...
  • Descanso turns to its roots

    Descanso turns to its roots
    Descanso Gardens will unveil Saturday an oak woodland that provides a glimpse of what Los Angeles might have looked like before 16th-century European settlers and their livestock arrived and forever changed the Southern Californian landscape. The 7.7-...
  • Philae landed 3 times on comet, but scientists not sure where it is

    Philae landed 3 times on comet, but scientists not sure where it is
    The Philae probe is alive and well a day after the first successful spacecraft landing on a comet, but scientists are still trying to figure out exactly where it is on its new home. Officials at the European Space Agency mission control in Darmstadt,...
  • Giant storms on gassy Uranus have astronomers scratching their heads

    Giant storms on gassy Uranus have astronomers scratching their heads
    It never rains but it storms on Uranus. Astronomers have spotted a slew of squalls on this usually quiet, distant planet — two of them giant storms that took professional and amateur astronomers by surprise. The findings, presented this week at...
  • Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down

    Space probe lands on comet, fails to anchor down
    The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. The 220-...
  • JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house

    JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in La Caņada Flintridge, will open its doors to the public next weekend for an up-close look at the work the space agency does at the local facility. -- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this story stated the...
  • Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe

    Hopkins astrophysicist honored for discoveries about the universe
    Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Adam Riess, who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has taken home another prestigious award for his work on the expanding universe. He showed that the universe is not just still expanding but that the...
  • Yikes! This cloud on Saturn's moon Titan is made of icy poison

    Yikes! This cloud on Saturn's moon Titan is made of icy poison
    A strange cloud that NASA's Cassini spacecraft spotted on Saturn’s moon Titan two years ago appears to be made of icy hydrogen cyanide, a poison that on Earth has been used to kill everything from rats to whales. The toxic cloud, described in...
  • For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase

    For Rosetta mission's scientists, the thrill is in the comet chase
    Claudia Alexander has spent the last 15 years of her life waiting for this moment: landing a spacecraft the size of a washing machine on the surface of a speeding comet. She knows it won't be easy. The comet is hurtling through space at 84,000 mph,...
  • Mars rover Curiosity getting a taste of the base of Mt. Sharp

    Mars rover Curiosity getting a taste of the base of Mt. Sharp
    After two years of roving the Martian surface, NASA’s rover Curiosity has finally drilled its ultimate target: Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mountain in the middle of Gale Crater. The robotic explorer is set to get a taste of Martian rock Tuesday night...
  • Taco Bell and nutrition business applications to go before York County Planning Commission

    York County Planning Commission to review special use permit for Taco Bell and a nutrition company on Wednesday The York County Planning Commission will review two requests for special use permits at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. One application is from...