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NASA’s Curiosity rover has collected the first sample from inside a rock on another planet. The rover used its drill to bore into a rock on Mars earlier this month. But images released Wednesday showed the proof — the rover’s scoop...
This post has been updated. See note below. If a meteor was heading toward California, would residents have any warning? It all depends on the size of the space rock and the time of day. At night, astronomers can see an object hurtling toward...
The meteor that created a shock wave when it entered Earth’s atmosphere early Friday is not connected to the asteroid that is slated to pass by the planet today, according to scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Hundreds of people...
Tags: Google+, 2012 DA14 (asteroid), Russia, NASA
The largest asteroid to come in close contact with Earth is set to fly by our planet Friday morning. The rock, called Asteroid 2012 DA14, is 150 feet in diameter and will fly around 27,000 km above the surface of Earth. The moon is roughly 384,400 km...
Tags: 2012 DA14 (asteroid), NASA
Among the 23 scientists and innovators President Obama honored Friday afternoon during a White House ceremony were La Cañada Flintridge residents Frances Arnold and Solomon Golomb. Arnold — a professor at Caltech — won a National Medal for...
For the first time, a robot has drilled into a rock on Mars and collected a sample, and scientists are patting themselves on the back. The likelihood of high-fives also is extremely high. The Curiosity rover has extended its robotic arm and used the...
NASA's Twitter celebrity "Mohawk Guy" helped send a rover to Mars, but now he's landing at the White House, thanks to First Lady Michelle Obama, and he'll be rocking a brand new hairstyle for the occasion. Bobak Ferdowsi shot to fame the night the...
Optimism abounded this week, from President Obama in his second inaugural speech Monday, to Gov. Jerry Brown in his breathlessly delivered State of the State address Thursday morning. On Thursday evening, Mayor Bill Bogaard followed suit, forecasting a...
Pasadena has bounced back from hard times and is headed for an even brighter tomorrow, Mayor Bill Bogaard said Thursday in his annual State of the City address. Bogaard’s optimistic tone before a crowd of some 450 people at Caltech’s...
The NASA rover Curiosity is set to use its drill for the first time on Mars in a region where water once possibly flowed, scientists said Tuesday. Boring into a rock would be one of the 1-ton rover’s most difficult tasks since arriving on the Red...
Tags: Science and Technology, NASA, Google Inc.
Nine years after landing on Mars for a three-month mission, the aging NASA rover Opportunity may be poised to find more evidence that water once flowed on the Red Planet. The rover's first discovery of clues that water once flowed on Mars was announced...
With the new year comes several staffing changes at the Times Community News division that includes the Burbank Leader, Glendale News-Press, La Cañada Valley Sun and Pasadena Sun. Jason Wells will be promoted to managing editor, news, overseeing coverage...
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