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  • California drought: We need 11 trillion gallons of water in the bank

    California drought: We need 11 trillion gallons of water in the bank
    A series of rainstorms — one of which was powerful and destructive for residents statewide — helped deposit needed moisture to California, but it’s going to take 11 trillion gallons of water in storage to recover from the drought, NASA...
  • Ross named director of district service area

    Foothill Municipal Water District announced last week the appointment of Kathy Ross as director of Division 5 of its service area. A graduate of Bucknell University, the La Crescenta resident holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degree...
  • NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia

    NASA team hacks Opportunity to treat Mars rover's amnesia
    NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some...
  • Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier

    Q&A: JPL's Charles Elachi maps out the scientific frontier
    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. At the...
  • Piece of Mind: The rhyme and reason behind our Top 10

    Media outlets have been busy these past couple of weeks producing every kind of list possible that can sum up 2014. A nod is given to everything from the year's viral Internet memes to a mournful list of celebrities who have met their demise since last...
  • Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014

    Don't let chilly ending fool you; California was toasty in 2014
    A cold snap this week brought snow and freezing temperatures to much of California during the final days of the year, but for the most part 2014 was hot. In fact, it was the warmest year for California since record-keeping began in 1877. The average...
  • Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets

    Kepler mission passes milestone with verification of eight new exoplanets
    NASA’s Kepler Space telescope — developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge — passed a milestone with the verification of eight new planets in the Milky Way Galaxy, bringing the total number of exoplanets to 1,004....
  • A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it

    A contest to build high-flying airships? NASA's thinking about it
    NASA has put telescopes on mountains and telescopes in space – but what about a telescope on a high-flying blimp? Scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are designing a possible contest that could foster the building of...
  • Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL

    Students compete in engineering competition at NASA's JPL
    Most people know what a difference a day makes. But anyone who’s ever been to the annual Invention Challenge at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory knows it’s the milliseconds that count. That’s where area students with a penchant...
  • Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past

    Rivers, lakes and deltas, oh my! Mars rover probes crater's watery past
    Was Mars once a land of lakes, protected by a thick atmosphere? That’s been up for debate as scientists try to determine how wet the now-parched planet once was -- and how long it stayed that way. But NASA’s Curiosity rover has uncovered...
  • La Cañada History: JPL-bound van plunges off highway

    La Cañada History: JPL-bound van plunges off highway
    Ten Years Ago Three people died and seven were injured on a weekday morning in December 2004 when a commuter van bound for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory plunged off the side of a fog-shrouded stretch of Angeles Forest Highway. Twenty Years Ago...