| Jun 28, 2013
| 3:22 PM
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...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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.
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:15 AM
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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;...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| May 30, 2013
| 2:50 PM
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,...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:01 AM
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.
| May 13, 2013
| 4:41 PM
A National Labor Relations Board judge has ordered NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge to rescind disciplinary actions against five scientists who shared emails at work about a Supreme Court decision on background security...
| May 14, 2013
| 12:59 PM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 7:26 AM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:02 PM
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...