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  • Mars rover drives backward to test its skills, wheels

    Mars rover drives backward to test its skills, wheels
    Unimpressed by Michael Jackson’s iconic moonwalk? How about a "Marswalk"? NASA’s Curiosity rover showed off its fancy footwork on the Red Planet this week by driving backward. The Mars Science Laboratory robot just finished its longest drive...
  • June Wayne retrospective celebrates an artist who loved science

    June Wayne retrospective celebrates an artist who loved science
    A new retrospective of work by June Wayne is opening at the Pasadena Museum of California Art, and science lovers will want to check it out. Wayne was an artist who counted rocket scientists at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory among her close...
  • NASA Curiosity rover will wield its drill on Mars for the third time

    NASA Curiosity rover will wield its drill on Mars for the third time
    Is third time the charm? NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is considering boring into the third rock ever drilled on the Red Planet, a sandstone that could potentially reveal a wealth of information about past life-friendly environments. The rover...
  • NASA Curiosity rover drill could reveal information on past life-friendly environments

    NASA Curiosity rover drill could reveal information on past life-friendly environments
    Is third time the charm? NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity is considering boring into the third rock ever drilled on the Red Planet, a sandstone that could potentially reveal a wealth of information about past life-friendly environments, according to...
  • La Cañada History: Prince Andrew of England visits La Cañada Flintridge

    La Cañada History: Prince Andrew of England visits La Cañada Flintridge
    Ten Years Ago The 40th annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design, featuring a Georgian-style estate in Flintridge, opened its doors to the public. The 10,000-square-foot home had been built in the early days of Flintridge by architect Myron Hunt. About...
  • Yeomans to speak at Tupper Awards

    Yeomans to speak at Tupper Awards
    Don Yeomans, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory Fellow, senior research scientist and manager of NASA's Near Earth Objects Program Office, will be the guest speaker on May 12 when the La Cañada Flintridge Coordinating Council holds its annual Les Tupper Awards...
  • NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?

    NASA wants to land something big on Mars: Will a flying saucer help?
    NASA has a landing-on-Mars problem, and that strange flying-saucer-shaped test vehicle in the picture above may help them solve it. Since 1976, when NASA's Viking probe first landed on the Red Planet, the agency has relied on the same parachute design...
  • For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid

    For first time ever, two rings are spotted encircling an asteroid
    Scientists have discovered a double ring system around an icy, dark asteroid in the outer solar system. The discovery marks the first time rings have been found around any object that is not a planet. The findings were published Wednesday in the journal...
  • In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings

    In a first, scientists find an asteroid with rings
    In a first, scientists have detected rings encircling an M&M-shaped asteroid known as Chariklo. Until now, only the solar system's four gas planets — Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and especially Saturn — were known to have rings. "It was an...
  • Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?

    Could NASA's 2015 budget leave Mars rover Opportunity high and dry?
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity recently passed its 10th anniversary exploring the Red Planet and embarked on what scientists called a brand new mission, but the trusty little rover’s funding has been thrust onto uncertain terrain. In the $17....
  • The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials

    The greatest generation? Here's three more cheers for millennials
    Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars. And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...