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  • Rosetta studies reveal a complex cometary world hurtling toward the sun

    Rosetta studies reveal a complex cometary world hurtling toward the sun
    Rosetta's journey with a comet has already revealed a dark world far more complex than scientists had realized. In a flurry of papers published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers provide the first data-driven snapshot of comet 67P/Churyumov-...
  • Crescenta Valley High gears for science event

    Crescenta Valley High School students spent this past summer meeting up to twice a week to study science facts and answer questions at a high rate of speed in preparation for a shot at competing in the National Science Bowl. A five-member team will...
  • Time to see Comet Lovejoy before it leaves for 8,000 years

    Time to see Comet Lovejoy before it leaves for 8,000 years
    California sky watchers may be able to see two celestial bodies zooming past Earth in the next few days with just a pair of binoculars. If they're savvy. Comet Lovejoy, which won't be back for 8,000 years, is visible in the night sky, and on Monday an...
  • Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

    Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?
    An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars. Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a...
  • Asteroid to make near-Earth pass Monday night

    Asteroid to make near-Earth pass Monday night
    A mountainous asteroid will make a near-Earth pass Monday night, giving us a preview of an event that could have our descendants sweating, the Los Angeles Times reports. Asteroid 2004 BL86, about five football fields wide, will come within 745,000 miles...
  • Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander

    Mars orbiter rediscovers long-lost Beagle 2 lander
    NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has rediscovered a "lost" British spacecraft that disappeared without a trace more than 11 years ago. The discovery of the Beagle 2 lander, hailed by planetary scientists, solves a decade-old mystery as to the...
  • La Cañada History: LA County's first black fire chief welcomed to LCF office

    La Cañada History: LA County's first black fire chief welcomed to LCF office
    Ten Years Ago Scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in January 2005 were celebrating the first anniversary of the twin Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Spirit landed on the Red Planet on Jan. 3, 2004 and Opportunity touched...
  • Pilot killed in plane crash at Van Nuys intersection was a longtime JPL scientist

    Pilot killed in plane crash at Van Nuys intersection was a longtime JPL scientist
    The pilot killed in a small plane crash at a Van Nuys intersection Friday afternoon was a longtime scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory who specialized in designing robotics for exploring the surfaces of other planets. Alberto Enrique Behar, 47,...
  • L.A. Basin methane emissions found up to 61% higher than estimates

    A new study that used a mountaintop sensor to measure air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin found emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, are up to 61% higher than government estimates. The study published Monday in the journal Atmospheric...
  • JPL scientist killed in Van Nuys plane crash aided 'extreme' exploration

    JPL scientist killed in Van Nuys plane crash aided  'extreme' exploration
    Alberto Enrique Behar dedicated his career to the idea that there was no place too hot, too cold or too remote for science. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Arizona State University, he developed robotic instruments that investigated...
  • Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt

    Ice researchers capture catastrophic Greenland melt
    Over a few summer days in 2012, nearly all of the Greenland ice sheet surface thawed right under the feet of a UCLA-led team of scientists. What was not absorbed into snow quickly gathered and flowed across the 20,000-square-mile sheet, coalescing...