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  • 'Telescope Nuts & Bolts' workshop introduces kids to astronomy

    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...
  • 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...
  • San Gabriel Valley Muslims to pray for rain amid drought, Colby fire

    San Gabriel Valley Muslims to pray for rain amid drought, Colby fire
    With no help in sight from the weatherman, Muslim residents of the San Gabriel Valley will turn to a higher power Sunday afternoon during prayer services. The special prayers for rain, called Salatul Istisqa, will follow the early afternoon prayer,...
  • California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires

    California drought brings risk of 'explosive' wildfires
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...
  • Experts say California drought conditions leave Southland in 'unprecedented' fire danger

    Experts say California drought conditions leave Southland in 'unprecedented' fire danger
    Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn.  Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to...
  • Rise and shine Rosetta! Comet-hunting spacecraft gets wake-up call

    Rise and shine Rosetta! Comet-hunting spacecraft gets wake-up call
    After 31 months of electronic slumber, the Rosetta spacecraft awoke to a pre-programmed alarm Monday and signaled anxious ground controllers that it had indeed woken up on schedule. "This was one alarm clock not to hit snooze on," said Fred Jansen,...
  • L.A. is on track to set dry-weather record

    L.A. is on track to set dry-weather record
    As 2013 draws to a close, it is headed for the record books as the driest year in downtown Los Angeles since 1877, when official measurements began. Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half...
  • 2013 set to be driest year on record for L.A. Where's the rain?

    This year is shaping up to be the driest in downtown Los Angeles since 1877. Only 3.60 inches have fallen at the National Weather Service station at USC since Jan. 1, about half an inch less than was recorded in 1953 and 1947, which until now had tied...