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‘Blue Moon’ Graces Skies In SoCal

Scientists explained the next Blue Moon will occur in 2018.

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An artist's concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. (credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle)

Earth’s ‘Bigger, Older Cousin': Scientists Hail Discovery Of Potentially Habitable Planet

Earth has an “older, bigger cousin” about 1,400 light years away, what officials say is the first planet known to be in a habitable zone orbiting a Sun-like star, scientists said Thursday.

07/23/2015

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SpaceX Identifies Possible Cause Of Launch Failure, Not Worried About 2017 Commercial Missions

Southern California based SpaceX on Monday released a preliminary summary addressing the loss of their Falcon 9 launch vehicle and failure of the CRS-7 mission that occurred in June.

07/20/2015

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Renowned Scientist Who Helped Lead Mission To Jupiter Dies At 56

JPL officials said she died Saturday after a long battle with breast cancer.

07/17/2015

People look at an early image of Pluto taken by the New Horizons probe as the craft makes its closest fly-by of the dwarf planet at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory July 14, 2015 in Laurel, Maryland. The unmanned NASA spacecraft whizzed by Pluto on July 14, making its closest approach in the climax of a decade-long journey to explore the dwarf planet for the first time, the US space agency said. Moving faster than any spacecraft ever built -- at a speed of about 30,800 miles per hour (49,570 kph) -- the flyby happened at 7:49 am (1149 GMT), with the probe running on auto-pilot. It was to pass by Pluto at a distance of 7,767 miles (12,500 kilometers).  (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

New Horizons Spacecraft Reaches Pluto In Historic Flyby

After an incredible 3 billion miles and 9 1/2 years, it looks like the human race has finally made it to Pluto.

07/14/2015

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NASA’s Volcanic Ash Test Aims To Study Engine Health, Improve Aviation Safety

Matt Kamlet, CBS Los Angeles EDWARDS (CBSLA.com) — One of the more tragic aspects of a flight crash is the circumstantial fact that, sometimes, the pilot simply does not have control over the anomaly that […]

07/11/2015

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Study: A Third Of Global Groundwater Basins Are Overstressed

Satellite data show people are overdrawing water from some of the world’s largest groundwater basins.

06/16/2015

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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

Officials say the transport planned for later this year or early 2016 will mark the only time an external fuel tank has traveled through urban streets. (Photo credit: Lockheed Martin)

66,000-Pound External Fuel Tank For Endeavour Exhibit To Travel Through LA

Another historic NASA artifact is set to make its journey through the streets of Los Angeles.

05/28/2015

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NASA-Developed Electric Propulsion Tech To Increase Aviation Energy Efficiency By 500 Percent

In this potential “new age of aviation”, aircraft would be far less reliant on fossil fuels, while improving performance and greatly reducing noise.

05/16/2015

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Local NASA Team’s Satellite Technology, Maps Saving Countless Lives In Quake-Ravaged Nepal

A local team at NASA is using the latest in satellite technology to assist with rescue efforts following last month’s magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal.

05/01/2015

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NASA Chief: Alien Life Contact Possible By 2025

During a panel discussion discussing water sources in the universe, NASA Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan stated that she believes humans could come in contact with the first iterations of alien life by the year 2025.

04/15/2015

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6 Men Charged In Kickbacks Scheme Involving Subsidiary Of Boeing Co.

Six Southland men face federal charges stemming from an alleged scheme to pay kickbacks to a procurement official at a subsidiary of the Boeing Co. that supplies satellites and satellite parts to government entities, including NASA.

04/02/2015

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Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

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

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