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In this handout illustration made available on December 5, 2011 by NASA, the Kepler-22b, a planet known to comfortably circle in the habitable zone of a sun-like star is digitally illustrated. For the first time NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed a planet to orbit in a star's habitable zone; the region around a star, where liquid water, a requirement for life on Earth, could persist. The planet is 2.4 times the size of Earth, making it the smallest yet found to orbit in the middle of the habit. Clouds could exist in this earth's atmosphere, as the artist's interpretive illustration depicts. (credit: Ames/JPL-Caltech/NASA via Getty Images)

JPL: NASA’s Kepler Telescope Spots 237 Confirmed ‘Exo-Planets’ Showing Similarities To Earth

One of NASA’s orbiting telescopes, tasked with identifying planets similar to Earth outside the Milky Way, is reporting promising results.

01/06/2014

People from Southern Californi and around the world shared more than 1,400 images of themselves as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA's Cassini mission. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Cassini Releases Mosaic Image Of Earth During ‘Wave At Saturn’

If a picture says a thousand words, then you might say Planet Earth has spoken.

08/21/2013

Charles Bolden discusses NASA's asteroid initiative at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena on May 23, 2013. (credit: NASA/JPL)

NASA Administrator Visits JPL To Check Progress Of Satellites Designed To Monitor Earth’s Climate

A NASA administrator was at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena Tuesday to check the progress of three satellites designed to monitor the Earth’s climate.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/13/2013

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NASA Wants To ‘Lasso’ Asteroid, Tow It Closer To Earth

In the 1998 blockbuster hit “Armageddon”, a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth was just science fiction.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/11/2013

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Dragon Ship Back On Earth After Space Station Trip

An unmanned space capsule carrying medical samples from the International Space Station has splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, completing the first official private interstellar shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA.

10/28/2012

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Earth Still Awaits Effects Of Large Solar Storm

The largest solar storm in five years was due to arrive on Earth early Thursday, promising to shake the globe’s magnetic field while expanding the Northern Lights.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2012

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Second Earth Found? Scientists Confirm Existence Of ‘Kepler-22B’ Planet

NASA announced a major milestone in the quest for life in the universe Monday: The discovery of another planet close enough to Earth that it could support life.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/05/2011

Asteroid

Aircraft Carrier-Sized Asteroid Set To Fly By Earth; Largest Since 1976

A massive asteroid is expected to make a fly-by of our planet Tuesday, but NASA experts warn there is no chance of any impact with the Earth.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2011

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was deployed from the Space Shuttle Discovery in September 14, 1991 in space. According to NASA, the 12,500 pound satellite will fall from orbit into earth's atmosphere anytime starting Friday, September 23, 2011.  (credit: NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Says Satellite Has Slowed, May Now Hit America

NASA now says that one of its six-ton satellites could hit the United States when it falls to earth late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/23/2011

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Could NASA’s Six-Ton UARS Satellite Hit Southern California Friday?

One of NASA’s six-ton satellites is expected to fall to earth later this week.

CBS Los Angeles–09/21/2011

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Small Asteroid Swings Harmlessly Past Earth

Whew, that was close. An asteroid the size of a tour bus streaked harmlessly past Earth on Monday, passing within 7,600 miles.

06/27/2011

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Year’s First Lunar Eclipse Won’t Be Visible In US

The year’s first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the globe.

06/11/2011

A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake shook Japan on March 11, 2011, unleashing a powerful tsunami that sent ships crashing into the shore and carried cars through the streets of coastal towns. (Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

How Exactly Does A Tsunami Start?

Once an earthquake hits, a series of events are set in motion to form an tsunami.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/11/2011

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