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  • Bruce C. Murray dies at 81; former director of JPL

    Although most of his fellow space scientists scoffed at the idea, Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist Bruce C. Murray insisted that a picture of a planet's surface was worth a thousand words — or at least as much as the measurements of magnetic...
  • A year after Curiosity's landing, reliving 'Seven Minutes of Terror'

    When Curiosity nailed its picture-perfect touchdown on Mars last year, the mission control room at Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted into cheers and high-fives. On Monday, Aug. 5, the Mars Science Laboratory team will be recounting their favorite...
  • Waving at Saturn is 'humbling and awe-inspiring at the same time'

    Waving at Saturn is 'humbling and awe-inspiring at the same time'
    Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles was brimming with the usual summer crowd Friday, but few visitors knew that they’d be getting their photo taken from more than 898 million miles away. After learning that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft would be...
  • Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away

    Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away
    It’s time to get ready for your not-so-close-up. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on the far side of Saturn will snap a long-distance portrait of Earth today between 2:27 p.m. and 2:42 p.m. PDT. [Updated 8:10 a.m.: "Awesome." Cassini project...
  • Rover test results show reduced chance of finding microbes on Mars

    Rover test results show reduced chance of finding microbes on Mars
    The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet. The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
  • Fireball confirmed as debris from Taurid comet, scientists say

    Fireball confirmed as debris from Taurid comet, scientists say
    The source of the large fireball that streaked over Southern California on Wednesday has been traced to debris from the Comet Encke, local researchers and scientists said Friday. The fireball, which according to the American Meteor Society could be seen...
  • Water geysers erupt on Europa! Could Jupiter's icy moon host life?

    Water geysers erupt on Europa! Could Jupiter's icy moon host life?
    Jupiter’s icy moon Europa squirts water like a squishy bath toy when it’s squeezed by the gas giant’s gravity, scientists say. Using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, they caught two 124-mile-tall geysers of water vapor spewing out...
  • Residents protest dirt removal project at Devil's Gate Dam

    Residents protest dirt removal project at Devil's Gate Dam
    A project to remove dirt and debris from the Devil’s Gate Dam led to a public demonstration over the weekend, as the school district and the city look to mitigate impacts. Dozens of residents from La Cañada Flintridge and neighboring cities...
  • Timothy R. Scheck October 6, 1937 - December 4, 2013

    Timothy R. Scheck October 6, 1937 - December 4, 2013
    After an energetic 5 years with a rare salivary gland cancer, Tim Scheck passed away at the age of 76, surrounded by family and friends.Timloved skiing, tennis, scuba diving, travel, his garden, Stanford, the Navy and fixing just about anything. Anyone...
  • Four bicyclists missing in Angeles National Forest

    Four bicyclists missing in Angeles National Forest
    Authorities are searching for four bicyclists who went missing Sunday in the Angeles National Forest. The search began about 7 p.m. when the four cyclists were several hours late returning from their planned ride from Mt. Wilson to the Jet Propulsion...
  • Update: Four missing bicyclists were ill-equipped for elements, found in Angeles National Forest

    The four mountain bikers who went missing in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday were not familiar with the trail they were on and were ill-equipped for the elements, authorities said. The search began about 7 p.m. when the four cyclists were...