| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Hubble has spotted a comet named Sliding Spring spewing gas and dust into space as it zooms to a close encounter with Mars in October.
Researchers working with the Hubble Space Telescope recently released two images of the comet. The image on the left,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:29 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 6:25 PM
The Burbank YMCA, in collaboration with the city and Nickelodeon, is hosting a three-day hackathon — called Game+Hack 2014 — this weekend for computer programmers with ideas for mobile applications.
From May 2 to 4, participants will be...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| May 2, 2014
| 7:06 AM
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...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:09 PM
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...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:33 PM
The most high-fidelity search for methane on Mars has turned up none, a result that significantly reduces the chances of finding microbial life on the Red Planet.
The highly awaited results of tests conducted by NASA’s Curiosity rover do not...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:02 PM
NASA has released an amazing image of Saturn and its ghostly rings flanked by three of its fellow planets – Earth, Mars and Venus.
The picture, nearly four months in the making, was taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft when Saturn was...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Less than three weeks before comet ISON's closest encounter with the sun, the comet is now sporting a cool double tail.
Like those of most comets, ISON's dramatic tail is growing as it moves closer to the sun. That's because the warmth of the sun is...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:10 PM
"I'll get you, Earth, and your little moon too!"
Just in time for Halloween, researchers at JPL have stumbled across a nebula that looks like a warty wicked witch, seen in profile.
The wicked witch head is actually a massive cloud of gas reflecting...