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Angelenos Escape To Rural Areas To Get Stellar View Of Perseid Meteor Shower

As Southern California enters into the prime of the astronomical viewing event of the year, Los Angeles residents are looking to get away from the city to get a front-row view.

08/12/2015

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NASA’s EPIC Camera Captures Moon’s Stunning Illuminated ‘Dark’ Side

NASA has provided an exquisite view of the moon that will never be perceived from Earth.

08/05/2015

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NASA Test-Launches JPL’s ‘Flying Saucer’ Mars Lander

NASA hopes to learn much from Monday’s test launch of the vehicle they hope one day will land humans on Mars.

06/08/2015

This artist's concept shows NASA's Dawn spacecraft arriving at the dwarf planet Ceres, the most massive body in the asteroid belt. Dawn is the first mission to visit a dwarf planet -- a round body that orbits the sun but, unlike a planet, does not clear its orbital path of other objects. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Dawn Spacecraft Achieves Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

A Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed spacecraft made history Friday as the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.

03/06/2015

NASA spacecraft Dawn has been snapping pictures of Ceres since its mission began in 2007. (Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

NASA Spacecraft To Capture Close-Up Look At Dwarf Planet

Scientists hope to get a close-up look this week at a planet about the size of Texas that’s lurking in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.

03/02/2015

NASA spacecraft Dawn has been snapping pictures of Ceres since its mission began in 2007. (Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Images Of Dwarf Planet Ceres Captured By Dawn Spacecraft

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captured the sharpest images ever of the dwarf planet Ceres, according, Jet Propulsion Laboratory officials said Thursday.

02/05/2015

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Top Unique Tours in LA

Easy and fun ways to discover new parts of LA.

CBS Los Angeles–02/05/2015

In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in a long exposure a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory onboard launches from Space Launch Complex 2, January 31, 2015 in Vandenberg, California. SMAP is NASA's first Earth-observing satellite designed to collect global observations of surface soil moisture and its freeze/thaw state. SMAP will provide high resolution global measurements of soil moisture from space. The data will be used to enhance scientists' understanding of the processes that link Earth's water, energy, and carbon cycles. (credit: Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA’s SMAP Observatory To Improve Drought Prediction, Planning For Natural Disasters

Minutes before the sun dawned on the coast of central California on Saturday, NASA looked to the skies, and launched a critical part of its Earth Sciences mission into Low-Earth Orbit.

02/01/2015

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JPL Discusses Death Of Renowned Scientist In Van Nuys Plane Crash

Colleagues of a Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientist killed Friday when his small plane went down in Van Nuys are discussing his contributions to JPL and NASA.

01/10/2015

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Pilot Killed In Lake Balboa Plane Crash Described By Friend As Renowned Scientist

A coroner’s official late Friday released the identity of the pilot killed when a small plane crashed near Van Nuys Airport.

01/09/2015

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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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