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Planet-hunting scientists were dealt a major blow Wednesday when NASA officials announced that a crucial wheel on the Kepler space telescope had ceased to function and that the craft had been placed in safe mode. Even as NASA officials raised the...
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Teams will fan out across the Sierra Nevada on Thursday to perform their final snow survey of the season, a closely watched rite of spring that helps determine how much water will flow to farms and cities in coming months. But 18,000 feet above the...
Three Caltech professors, including one famous for “killing” Pluto, were named Tuesday to the National Academy of Sciences. They included Caltech astronomer Mike Brown, geochemistry professor Ken Farley and chemical engineering professor...
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Wednesday is the deadline to register for the Pasadena Youth Center’s 19th annual Adelante Mujer Latina conference, a day of education- and career-focused workshops for 12- to 21-year-old girls set for May 11 at Pasadena City College. The event...
Pasadena school board members voted Tuesday to slash 48 jobs — this on top of 94 teacher, librarian and counselor pink slips in March — in their ongoing struggle to close a projected $8.8-million budget gap. Positions to be eliminated in...
Local middle and high school students competed for statewide science accolades on Monday and Tuesday at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. The California State Science Fair, now in its 62nd year, featured projects from about 1,000 budding...
For the first time since it landed on Mars last year, scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory can’t send commands to the rover Curiosity. The one-ton rover and its fellow Martian probes are on a “summer break” until May 1....
Hydrogen peroxide is used to clean counter tops here on Earth, but Jupiter’s moon Europa may use it for a more important endeavor — to supply energy to simple life forms. Scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech...
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NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence that Mars could have once held life, scientists said Tuesday. The one-ton rover drilled into a rock last month and collected a sample that contained essential ingredients for life on Earth, including hydrogen,...
The supersonic parachute that helped the NASA rover Curiosity land safely on Mars eight months ago has become part of an accidental science experiment. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped photos of the 100-pound parachute between August and...
It could take several months for aerospace experts to design a manned mission to a Martian moon. Students pulled off the feat in five days. Caltech hosted a competition on its Pasadena campus this week that divided 32 students from 21 different...
It was welcome news to Earthlings: The Voyager 1 spacecraft had seemingly crossed a momentous threshold and become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. "Voyager 1 has left the solar system," the American Geophysical Union declared...
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