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  • NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth

    NASA scientists say they're closer than ever to finding life beyond Earth
    If you believe there must be extraterrestrial life somewhere in the immensity of the universe, here's some good news: Top NASA scientists agree with you, and at a panel discussion on Monday, they said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure....
  • La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music

    La Cañada History: Students learned American Folk music
    Ten Years Ago Members of JPL Boy Scout Troop 509 were back in town after having finished a 22-mile day hike to the 14,494-foot summit of Mt. Whitney. After they reached the summit on that July day, they consumed a quick lunch. Snow then began falling,...
  • Hace 45 años llegó el hombre a la Luna. ¿Y ahora qué?

    Hace 45 años llegó el hombre a la Luna. ¿Y ahora qué?
    WASHINGTON — Estados Unidos celebra hoy el 45 aniversario de la llegada del hombre a la Luna, un hito que colocó al país en la vanguardia de la exploración espacial y que le hace soñar con un próximo "gran salto" hacia las profundidades del...
  • Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877

    Downtown L.A. is now driest since rain records started in 1877
    Rainy seasons over the last two years were the driest in downtown Los Angeles since record-keeping began in 1877, and forecasters now say the El Niño that had been predicted to bring some relief may not materialize.  According to the National Weather...
  • How much water does California have left?

    Southern California water managers are doing such a great job that you would hardly know we are in the midst of the worst drought since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Our lush, well-watered landscapes look as healthy and inviting as ever. Our...
  • La Cañada History: Resident appointed 'lead protocol chief' for 1984 Summer Olympics

    La Cañada History: Resident appointed 'lead protocol chief' for 1984 Summer Olympics
    Ten Years Ago Three men suspected of burglarizing a La Cañada jewelry store six weeks earlier were in jail and law enforcement officials were on the hunt for a Glendale businessman suspected of leading a theft ring that was believed to have taken...
  • NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!

    NASA carbon observatory finally reaches space: Let the CO2 hunt begin!
    In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, NASA's brand new Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 successfully reached its final destination: space. It still has three weeks of maneuvers to do before it reaches its ultimate orbit 438 miles above the Earth. But by...
  • La Cañada History: Fourth of July firecrackers banned

    La Cañada History: Fourth of July firecrackers banned
    Ten Years Ago News agencies from around the world reported the anticipation among engineers and scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as the Cassini-Huygens mission, managed by JPL, reached the end of its seven-year voyage to begin exploring...
  • NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite

    NASA reschedules launch of global warming satellite
    NASA hopes the third time will be the charm for its OCO-2 satellite, which was rescheduled for liftoff at 2:56 a.m. Wednesday. Tuesday's Delta II rocket launch was scrubbed Tuesday with just 46 seconds to go when a water suppression system on the launch...
  • Engineer and artist honored by Maine West

     Engineer and artist honored by Maine West
    Before he was named a 2014 Maine West Distinguished Alumnus, Elliott "Kip" Dodge worked as a car designer, an aerospace engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, on Mars missions and presented his...
  • Simulating a Martian landing in the sky above Hawaii

    On a cloudless day in early June, Mark Adler stood facing the empty maw of the Pacific, contemplating invisible winds high above his head. For two years, he had pored over meteorological data from around the world in search of a sweet spot. That search...
  • Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight

    Bum parachute mars NASA saucer test flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - A helium balloon carrying an experimental saucer-shaped NASA spacecraft floated off a launch tower at the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii, on Saturday to test landing systems for future missions to Mars....