| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 7:30 PM
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...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 12:16 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Forty crew members of the USS Pasadena, a nuclear-powered submarine, will visit the city it is named for from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7, including a tour of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a visit to the Rose Bowl.
Crew members and...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:42 PM
The latest hurricane churning off the coast of Baja California could bring some rain and thunderstorms to parts of drought-stricken Southern California, forecasters said Friday.
As Hurricane Norbert slowly moves northwest along Mexico's Baja peninsula,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:58 AM
Local telescope expert Bill Fournier presented a "Telescope Nuts and Bolts" workshop for kids at the Windsor Locks Public Library on July 24. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and NASA ambassador brought his various telescopes to introduce the world of...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:40 PM
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...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where water is already scarce, including part of California, according to a study issued Tuesday.
The amount of...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:28 PM
La Cañada High School senior Alice Zhai received special recognition Tuesday from the La Cañada Unified Governing Board for a science project on hurricanes that was published in an international journal and earned her a $50,000 scholarship from the...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:55 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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...