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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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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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