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Scientist Who Helped Land Spacecraft On Comet Returns Home On Mission To Inspire

A Southern California scientist was back home Tuesday night after working on one of the most daring space missions of all time.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/18/2014

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JPL Scientists Monitor Historic Attempt To Land Spacecraft On Comet

It’s been a mission in progress for 10 years for the European Space Agency, and scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are among those watching keenly as the first-of-its-kind objective prepares to reach its apex.

11/11/2014

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JPL: Don’t Expect Drought Relief From El Niño

The anticipated blockbuster return of El Niño is looking more like it will be a flop, a climatologist said Monday.

09/22/2014

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Research: California’s Drought Situation More Dire Than We Realize

Research shows California’s drought situation is much worse than officials realize.

07/25/2014

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JPL Program Highlights How Space Innovations Can Be Used For Commercial Products

NASA know-how has been used to make camera lenses, software and infrared devices, among many other items.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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NASA Debuts Saucer-Shaped Test Vehicle For Future Mars Missions

It’s not exactly a flying saucer, but a new lightweight spacecraft from NASA soon hopes to invade the skies of distant planets in our solar system.

04/09/2014

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

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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

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JPL Marks 1st Anniversary Of Mars ‘Curiosity’ Mission

Members of the team behind the NASA Mars rover Curiosity along with personnel at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena were set to celebrate the first anniversary of the rover’s landing.

08/05/2013

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NASA Radar Shows Near-Earth Asteroid Bringing Its Own Moon

A mile-long asteroid set to pass safely by Earth on Friday appears to be bringing along a companion.

05/30/2013

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

NASA Chief Gets Update On JPL Mission To Capture Asteroid

An ambitious plan to capture a potentially dangerous asteroid and safely relocate it was the focus of a Southland visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on Thursday.

05/23/2013

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Open House At JPL Closed To Public Over Sequestration

A popular annual event at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is the latest program to fall victim to federal budget cuts.

04/22/2013

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NASA: Asteroid, Russian Meteor ‘Completely Unrelated’

A football-sized space rock is set to pass safely by the Earth on Friday.

02/15/2013

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NASA: Asteroid Fly-By To Mark ‘Closest Pass In History’

NASA officials were expected to discuss an near-Earth flyby of an asteroid that will pass closely – but safely – next week.

02/07/2013

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