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The NASA rover Curiosity has a trip planned to Glenelg. The destination is about 400 meters away from where the rover is currently parked on Mars' Gale Crater. Scientists are interested in Glenelg because it has layered bedrock. It will be the rover's...
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Singing in a chorus might not be rocket science, but that hasn’t stopped Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers from forming their own company of singers. The JPL Chorus will make its debut at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in a free concert with the Pasadena...
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s missions to Mars have gotten a boost from congressional leaders, who this week found up to $100 million more for NASA’s planetary science program. The White House’s initial proposal for the 2013 NASA budget...
A scientific instrument designed to take the most meaningful snapshot yet of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere is on its way to space, via a lengthy testing detour in Arizona. On May 9 Jet Propulsion Laboratory workers in La Canada...
While a rover scheduled to land on the Gale Crater in August might provide clues to Mars’ past, scientists at Caltech have made a discovery about the Red Planet’s current climate. Using software to view high-resolution images from NASA's ...
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Jet Propulsion Laboratory will host its annual open house June 9 and 10 and is expecting more than 38,000 visitors to the campus of the NASA facility. Visitors will learn about NASA’s missions to the moon, Mars and other projects via 3-D videos,...
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A man claiming he lost his job at Jet Propulsion Laboratory because he voiced support for the theory of intelligent design of the universe is seeking $1.36 million from the NASA lab, according to court papers filed as the case winds down. David Coppedge,...
When “Prometheus” director Ridley Scott had questions about humans traveling to planets outside our solar system, he turned to a scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Kevin Hand, a deputy chief scientist at JPL, worked with Scott on the...
Visitors to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Space Flight Operations Facility were given one rule as they filed inside Saturday morning: Say ‘wow.' The hub that manages missions and flights is usually closed to the public; but many got a rare, close-...
Science fiction author Ray Bradbury, who passed away at 91 Tuesday, was a fan of NASA. He attended events regularly at Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech, according to the space agency. In one notable Caltech symposium on Nov. 12, 1971, the “...
Four people with a collective 170 years of experience working at Caltech won honors from their peers earlier this month at a ceremony at Beckman Auditorium. The recipients of the Staff Service awards on June 7 included Eloise Kennedy, who began as a...
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The exchange was simple and sweet: free “planetary” baked goods — asteroid Rice Krispie treats, deep space cupcakes — for a few signatures. As some of the thousands of visitors to Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Saturday open house...
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