| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge spent a busy year in 2014 launching new missions and receiving data that will forever change the way we think about the planets in our solar system and the universe beyond.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:28 PM
The highlight of 2015 for skywatchers could be the coincidence of a "supermoon" and a late-night full lunar eclipse in September. Otherwise, there are plenty of chances to see distant planets and shooting stars.
There are also sure to be sightings of...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 6:47 PM
Peaceful, with reason
The Peninsula did not experience the protests seen elsewhere in the wake of a grand jury's decision to not charge Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown over the summer....
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Here are your stories for Friday: Orion space capsule launches; there's a new Gators coach; meet the voice of the OUC Half Marathon; and more.
1. At 7:05 a.m., right as scheduled, NASA launched the Orion space capsule from the Cape Canaveral Air Force...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:53 PM
After voyaging 3 billion miles through space, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft is finally in the home stretch of its journey to Ceres, the largest member of the asteroid belt and one of five dwarf planets in the solar system.
Dawn was launched in 2007 to...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:14 AM
With UCF's game-winning "Hail Mary," NASA's successful Orion launch, and Art Basel Miami Beach, Florida is winning the social trending wars. Here's what's trending today:
1. Hail Mary
It was the "Hail Mary" heard 'round the world. The University of...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:22 PM
Entrepreneur Elon Musk's SpaceX is planning to launch a rocket early Tuesday that could ultimately be most notable for what happens as it returns to Earth.
The rocket, scheduled for liftoff at 3:20 a.m. Pacific time from Cape Canaveral, Fla., will be...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:39 PM
The so-called CRomnibus package is up for a vote in Congress this week – and supporters of NASA are cheering it on. If approved in the House and Senate, the federal spending appropriations for the 2015 fiscal year would give the space agency...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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,...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:18 PM
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...
| Dec 21, 2014
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,...