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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

(CBS)

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

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)

Road Trip On Tap For NASA’s Mars Rover In New Year

Since captivating the world with its acrobatic landing, the Mars rover Curiosity has fallen into a rhythm: Drive, snap pictures, zap at boulders, scoop up dirt. Repeat.

12/29/2012

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Judge Tentatively Rules Against Man Who Claims JPL Fired Him For Advocating Intelligent Design

A former computer specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory was not dismissed because he advocated his belief in intelligent design while at work, a Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled.

11/01/2012

US astronaut Neil Armstrong poses in front of his photo during a visit to the Prince Felipe Museum, in Valencia 26 July 2005. (credit: JOSE JORDAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Neil Armstrong’s Death Hits Close To Home In Los Angeles

He may have been famous for walking on the moon, but the death of astronaut Neil Armstrong Saturday hit close to home in Southern California.

08/25/2012

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

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What’s Next For NASA’s Mega-Rover Curiosity?

After a spectacular landing on Mars, the rover Curiosity wasted no time embracing its inner shutterbug, delighting scientists with vistas of Gale Crater complete with sand dunes, mountain views and even haze.

08/11/2012

Activity lead Bobak Ferdowsi, who cuts his hair differently for each mission, works inside the Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, USA on Sunday, August 5, 2012. (credit:  (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

Mohawked JPL Flight Director Rockets To Twitter Stardom After ‘Curiosity’

His red-tinged mohawk almost made as many headlines as the landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.

08/08/2012

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

Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission members work in the data processing room beside Mission Control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California August 2, 2012 ahead of the landing of the Mars rover Curiosity. NASA said Thursday all was well ahead of its nail-biting mission to Mars, with its most advanced robotic rover poised to hunt for clues about past life and water on Earth's nearest planetary neighbor. On a two-year journey to seek out signs of environments that once sustained life, the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory and the largest and most sophisticated rover ever built, Curiosity, is set for 1:31 am August 6 (0531 GMT). (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Curiosity Lands Safely On Mars

The Curiosity rover landed on Mars at 10:32 p.m. Sunday culminating an 8 1/2-month journey.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/05/2012

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