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  • Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp

    Mars rover Curiosity skips 'Bonanza King' rock, heads for Mt. Sharp
    NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has passed up a chance to drill a rock nicknamed "Bonanza King" because of its worrying wobble, officials at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory say. The one-ton robot geologist was set to pull a sample out of a rock that...
  • Frank Marble dies at 96; leader in development of rockets

    Frank E. Marble, a Caltech expert on jet propulsion and fluid mechanics who was among the first faculty members selected for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has died. He was 96. Marble's Aug. 11 death at a Pasadena nursing facility was caused by...
  • George Lucas Among SMPTE Award Winners

    George Lucas is among three technologists to receive the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers highest accolade, the org announced today. Lucas is to receive an Honorary Membership in the body, in recognition of his many contributions to...
  • Rosetta team picks best landing site on surface of speeding comet

     Rosetta team picks best landing site on surface of speeding comet
    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! Early Monday morning the European Space Agency announced it had selected Site J on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as the target landing spot for the Rosetta mission's Philae lander. The selection of the site...
  • La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool

    La Cañada History: Skateboard ramp comes in handy for a dip in the pool
    Ten Years Ago A $264-million NASA mission to bring back samples of solar wind to analyze for clues to the origin of our solar system came to an end in Utah when the JPL-managed Genesis spacecraft’s sample return capsule crashed at an estimated 193...
  • At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp

    At last! NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally arrives at Mt. Sharp
    They’re here! After wandering in the Martian desert for 25 months, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally arrived at its promised land: the base of Mt. Sharp, the 3-mile-high mound in in the middle of Gale Crater. The arrival marks the beginning...
  • Look up: Harvest moon and last supermoon of summer rises Monday night

    Look up: Harvest moon and last supermoon of summer rises Monday night
    Don't forget to look up tonight! The Harvest moon and the third supermoon of the summer will rise Monday evening and you don't want to miss it. "Supermoon" is a nonscientific term for a moon that turns full just as it reaches perigee -- the point in its...
  • Students engineer success with 3-D printer and robotic arm

    Students engineer success with 3-D printer and robotic arm
    Students at Glendale Community College met a major milestone this week when they unveiled a robotic arm and 3-D printer they spent months designing and building. The projects are the first of their kind to be produced on campus by students who belong to...
  • NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth
    If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
  • Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877

    Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877
    Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Niño that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.  According to the National Weather...
  • La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music

    La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music
    Ten Years Ago Members of JPL Boy Scout Troop 509 were back in town after having finished a 22-mile day hike to the 14,494-foot summit of Mt. Whitney. After they reached the summit on that July day, they consumed a quick lunch. Snow then began falling,...