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Best Free Tours In Los Angeles

Plenty of the best of Los Angeles’ sightseeing can be absorbed through tours that are free for the taking.

04/19/2014

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NASA: Voyager 1 Becomes First Spacecraft To Leave Solar System

NASA said Thursday that Voyager 1 has become the first spacecraft to ever leave the solar system.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2013

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

Curiosity's "first steps." (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Mars Rover Curiosity Takes Its First Drive

Gov. Jerry Brown was on hand to watch the Mars rover Curiosity take its first drive on the surface of the red planet Wednesday.

08/22/2012

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineers James Wong (L) and Errin Dalshaug (R) examine a full size engineered model of the Mars rover Curiosity at JPL in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Gov. Brown To Visit NASA Lab In Pasadena Responsible For Curiosity Rover

Gov. Jerry Brown is planning to visit the Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists responsible for the successful mission to land the rover Curiosity on Mars.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/20/2012

A self-portrait of Mars rover, Curiosity. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

President Obama Wants JPL Scientists To Let Him Know If They Find Martians

President Barack Obama says he wants to be notified without delay if the Mars rover Curiosity finds Martians – “even if they’re just microbes.”

08/13/2012

This full-resolution color image from NASA's Curiosity Rover shows the pebble-covered surface of Mars. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Scientists: Mars Landscape Looks Similar To California’s Mojave Desert

The ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to the Mojave Desert in California with its looming mountains and hanging haze, scientists said Wednesday.

08/08/2012

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JPL Scientists Prepare For Rover Curiosity’s Mars Landing

The scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory are getting ready for Mars rover Curiosity’s Aug. 5 landing.

07/25/2012

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Romanian Indicted For Hacking Into NASA Computers At JPL

A Romanian citizen has been indicted on federal charges of hacking into NASA computers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, causing more than $500,000 in damage.

02/08/2012

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Top Unique Tours in LA

Easy and fun ways to discover new parts of LA.

CBS Los Angeles–01/09/2012

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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

NASA's rover Curiosity heads for space on November 26, 2011 atop an Atlas 5 rocket from launch pad 41 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. (credit: BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

NASA Launches Super-Size Mars Rover To Red Planet

The rover Curiosity, which is managed by Pasadena-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), is on its way to Mars.

11/26/2011

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JPL Lays Off Another 40 Employees

Another 40 employees of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory were laid off last week as the astronomy research center continues to reduce its staff.

09/17/2011

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NASA’s ‘Dawn’ Spacecraft Orbits Massive Asteroid

NASA says its Dawn spacecraft is preparing to study the massive asteroid Vesta after being captured into its orbit during the weekend.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/18/2011

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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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