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NASA Report Finds Excessive Groundwater Pumping May Be Sinking California

Scientists say some areas in California’s Central Valley are sinking nearly two inches every month due to massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought.

08/19/2015

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Tanks From Retired Shuttle Endeavour Going To Space Station

The space shuttle Endeavour is retired and on display at the California Science Center, but it’s still contributing to the space program.

08/19/2015

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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

Crew members on board the International Space Station taste lettuce grown exclusively in space for the first time. (credit: NASAtv)

Space Station Crew Consumes First-Ever Vegetables Grown In Orbit

Another imperative first has been accomplished in space, thanks to the crew on board the International Space Station.

08/10/2015

Astronaut Jerry Ross in suited portrait at Johnson Space Ctr.  (credit: Time Life Pictures/NASA/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)

Spaceflight Record Holder, Retired NASA Astronaut Jerry Ross Honored At Baseball Game

In the triple-digit heat, retired NASA astronaut Jerry Ross stood on the mound, waved to the crowd, and delivered a solid pitch to open the minor league ball game in his honor.

08/09/2015

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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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‘Blue Moon’ Graces Skies In SoCal

Scientists explained the next Blue Moon will occur in 2018.

07/31/2015

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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