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  • LCHS clubs revive spring festival to share their missions

    LCHS clubs revive spring festival to share their missions
    About 30 of La Cañada High School's 60 clubs resurrected the school's spring festival concept on Saturday, May 2 on campus, where several progressive student groups, along with carnival games, live music, food and rides, became a draw to the wider...
  • Study finds no magnetic field on Rosetta's comet - why that matters

    Study finds no magnetic field on Rosetta's comet - why that matters
    The first scientific paper to include observations from the surface of a speeding comet has been released, marking a new era in cometary science. The paper, published Tuesday in the journal Science, uses data from the European Space Agency's Philae...
  • Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media

    Asteroid's name skyrockets across social media
    Two former colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory found themselves in the center of a media whirlwind last week when word got out they’d named an asteroid for Pakistani activist and the world’s youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala...
  • A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines

    A little liquid water still on Mars? Curiosity finds signs of brines
    Tasting the air and testing the temperature, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has shown that there could potentially be salty water currently beneath the Red Planet’s surface. If the brine does exist, there’s not much, it occurs only...
  • At Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reemerging into the light

    At Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft reemerging into the light
    It’s almost showtime, Ceres. NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has sent back the first images of the dwarf planet after spending about a month approaching from the mysterious little world’s dark side, officials at Jet Propulsion Laboratory said...
  • Les Tupper winners named

    Les Tupper winners named
    Five individuals and one high school organization have been selected winners of this year’s prestigious Les Tupper Community Service Awards and are to be honored in a May 11 ceremony in von Karman Auditorium at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory....
  • NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

    NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth
    The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.  This week NASA convened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars....
  • How the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our view of the universe

    How the Hubble Space Telescope has changed our view of the universe
    Among the pillars and valleys of a nebula 20,000 light-years from Earth, a stellar nursery of glowing gas and dust nurtures thousands of baby stars. This cosmic fireworks display comes to Earth courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope, which celebrates...
  • Dry, warm conditions keep California's national forests parched

    Dry, warm conditions keep California's national forests parched
    California’s dwindling snowpack and warmer temperatures continue to increase the risk of fires in already parched national forests. With the state’s snowpack at only 5%, water resources in the 18 national forests in California are low and...
  • Wedge of warm seawater known as 'the blob' blamed for marine havoc

    Wedge of warm seawater known as 'the blob' blamed for marine havoc
    It's called "the blob," and some blame it for the thousands of dead seabirds and emaciated sea lion pups that have washed ashore on California beaches since late last year. Ever since an unusually warm mass of seawater began spreading along the...
  • NASA manager to join Tupper Awards

    NASA manager to join Tupper Awards
    Kent Kellogg, project manager for NASA’s Soil Moisture Mapping Project Mission (SMAP), will speak on the mission and its science and applications at the annual Les Tupper Community Service Awards at 7 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Jet Propulsion...