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  • JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house

    JPL welcomes visitors for weekend open house
    NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, located in La CaƱada 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mars on a budget: Their Take

    Mars on a budget: Their Take
    Mars on a shoestring The sum of $74 million doesn't go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million. In India, however,...
  • At last, signs of life in space program

     At last, signs of life in space program
    America's manned space program, in suspended animation for three years, was stirring this week. That's promising for the program and the nation — particularly for Florida, the nation's space port. But Congress must make sure it doesn't postpone...
  • MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars

    MAVEN spacecraft and Indian orbiter deliver first images of Mars
    Quick work! Just eight hours after entering Martian orbit Sunday, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft sent data back to Earth that scientists quickly translated into the mission’s first images. Rendered in primary colors, the ultraviolet snapshots show...
  • Mars on a budget

    The sum of $74 million doesn't go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million. In India, however, $74 million is all that'...
  • Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end

    Mission to analyze hurricanes from above coming to quiet end
    As a tropical cyclone churned the Atlantic Ocean this month, a drone watched from above, dropping a paper-towel-roll-sized set of sensors attached to a parachute through the clouds on a 20-minute, 10-mile journey. The instruments revealed dry air low in...
  • Wallops to launch a rocket next week -- maybe you'll see it

    Wallops to launch a rocket next week --  maybe you'll see it
    In the wee hours Wednesday, NASA Wallops Flight Facility plans to launch a Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket for the U.S. Defense Department. Since it’s a Pentagon mission, the NASA Visitor Center on the Eastern Shore won’t be open for...
  • Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs

    Orlando tech companies aim for smart-sensor breakthroughs
    An optical-sensor camera captures a 3-D image of Blair Barbour's face, scanning every line and crease. It instantly cross-matches the image with a huge database and determines whether he is anxious or calm; happy or angry; a possible terrorist or a...
  • JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth

    JPL's new parking garage marks a successful mission on Earth
    Officials from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently celebrated with local city officials and employees the completion of a five-story, 1,450-space parking structure that has been part of the facility's master plan for nearly 50 years. In a...