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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

Inventor Mark Rober has a great idea to improve microwave cooking. (credit: YouTube)

Only On 2: Local Inventor Develops New ‘Type’ Of Foolproof Microwave

Nothing worse than the food feeling hot to the touch — but you bite into a big cold spot.

02/12/2015

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SoCal-Based SpaceX Launches First-Ever Deep Space Mission For Private Company

After a pair of delays, SpaceX, the space transport company based in Hawthorne, California, successfully launched their Falcon 9 rocket Wednesday, propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) deeper into space than the company had ever ventured before.

02/11/2015

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

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

EDWARDS< CALIF - NASA Project Manager Mark Skoog, chief engineer of the Auto-GCAS project, shares a simulated display of the Ground Collision Avoidance System with attendees of the FlyNASA Social at Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California. (credit: Matt Kamlet)

NASA’s Innovative Ground Collision Avoidance System Could Save Hundreds Every Year

Most air travelers don’t know it, but NASA is with you when you fly.

11/21/2014

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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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Local Students Lose Space Station Experiment In Failed Rocket Launch

When Orbital Sciences Corp.’s Antares rocket launch failed on Tuesday, two local students’ science experiment went down in flames as well.

10/29/2014

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The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.

10/13/2014

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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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‘Supermoon,’ Meteor Shower Vie For Attention In The Sky

A “Supermoon” will dominate the sky Sunday night, making it tougher to see the annual Perseid meteor shower as it nears its peak.

08/10/2014

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