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  • Heat wave settles over Western U.S., bakes Southern California

    Heat wave settles over Western U.S., bakes Southern California
    Temperatures continued to climb across Southern California on Friday as a heat wave expected to last into next week settled over the region. “By this weekend, it’ll cover most of the Western United States,” National Weather Service...
  • Stealthy, truck-sized asteroid zipped past Earth on Friday night

    Stealthy, truck-sized asteroid zipped past Earth on Friday night
    An asteroid the size of a truck zipped past Earth on Friday night, and you probably missed it. Asteroid 2013 LR6 is 30 feet in length, or a bit more than half the size of the space rock that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February. It made...
  • NASA hosts live Curiosity update; watch it here

    NASA hosts live Curiosity update; watch it here
    Streaming video by Ustream NASA will share the latest news from Mars and its Curiosity rover during a live teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT and you can watch it here. Participating will be Jim Erickson, the project manager for the Curiosity mission;...
  • The moon's mysteriously uneven gravity is explained at last

    The moon's mysteriously uneven gravity is explained at last
    A lunar mystery that has lingered for decades has finally been solved, thanks to data collected by NASA's GRAIL mission and some science detectives here on Earth. Back in 1968, JPL scientists made an irritating discovery while preparing for the Apollo...
  • Massive asteroid QE2 is traveling with its own moon

    Massive asteroid QE2 is traveling with its own moon
    When asteroid 1998 QE2 makes its closest approach to Earth on Friday, it will not be traveling alone: The massive space rock is hurtling through space accompanied by its own moon. It is not unheard of for an asteroid to have a moon, or satellite,...
  • Asteroid capture: NASA plans to drag space rock into lunar orbit

    Asteroid capture: NASA plans to drag space rock into lunar orbit
    NASA Administrator Charles Bolden dropped by JPL on Thursday to outline the agency's plans to capture an asteroid, and to look at a model of a powerful new ion thruster that has enough strength to drag a space rock into orbit around the moon. NASA...
  • An administrative law judge ruled that JPL unfairly disciplined scientists over emails sent at work

    A National Labor Relations Board judge has ordered NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La CaƱada Flintridge to rescind disciplinary actions against five scientists who shared emails at work about a Supreme Court decision on background security...
  • Caltech to appeal judge's order to rescind disciplinary actions

    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Tuesday said it planned to appeal a National Labor Relations Board judge’s order to rescind disciplinary actions against five engineers and scientists who shared emails at work about a Supreme Court decision...
  • Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31

    Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31
    It's 1.7 miles long. Its surface is covered in a sooty black substance similar to the gunk at the bottom of a barbecue. If it impacted Earth it would probably result in global extinction. Good thing it is just making a flyby. Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make...
  • Springs fire expected to be fully controlled by Tuesday afternoon

    Springs fire expected to be fully controlled by Tuesday afternoon
    The Springs fire in Ventura County was 90% contained Tuesday morning and was expected to be completely under control by the end of the day, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The blaze damaged 15 homes but did not...
  • California wildfires fanned by unusually harsh conditions

    California wildfires fanned by unusually harsh conditions
    Winds that weather experts said normally arrive in force in the late fall fueled flames in the Springs fire that quickly chewed through 6,500 of acres of dry brush. William Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada, said...