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  • Going asteroid hunting: NASA wakes telescope from 2 1/2-year nap

    Going asteroid hunting: NASA wakes telescope from 2 1/2-year nap
    The space-based telescope known as WISE has been orbiting our planet in a hibernative state for the past two and a half years. But now, nap time is over.  WISE has some asteroid hunting to do. This week, NASA announced it will reactivate the...
  • Comic-Con: Modest ‘Europa Report’ gets San Diego’s biggest stage

     
    SAN DIEGO — On the first day of Comic-Con, producer Ben Browning was dozing in the lobby of the Wyndham […]...
  • Mapping out the search for life on Jupiter's watery moon Europa

    Mapping out the search for life on Jupiter's watery moon Europa
    Is there life on Jupiter's icy moon Europa? Scientists would like to find out. "It does have the right ingredients," said Robert Pappalardo, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and lead author of a new study outlining what might be learned from...
  • Exclusive: Stan Lee serenades Geekie Awards with ‘geek hymn’

     
    Stan Lee brought his singing voice to the Geekie Awards. Lee, who received lifetime achievement honors at the inaugural event […]...
  • NASA, JPL get set to study climate change on Earth in 2014

    NASA, JPL get set to study climate change on Earth in 2014
    NASA is getting ready to turn its scientific instruments toward our home planet with a trio of Earth-observing missions set to launch in 2014. The three missions will allow scientists to measure water, wind and carbon dioxide with greater precision, and...
  • The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?

     The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?
    Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge. Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online...
  • Waving at Saturn is 'humbling and awe-inspiring at the same time'

    Waving at Saturn is 'humbling and awe-inspiring at the same time'
    Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles was brimming with the usual summer crowd Friday, but few visitors knew that they’d be getting their photo taken from more than 898 million miles away. After learning that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft would be...
  • Cassini takes inter-planetary portrait. What happens next?

    Cassini takes inter-planetary portrait. What happens next?
    So you’ve waved at Saturn and had your picture taken by Cassini from nearly 900 million miles away. Now what? At the time of the long-distance photo shoot, Earth and Cassini were about 898,500 million miles apart, which means it will take 1 hour,...
  • Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away

    Awesome: Cassini will take Earth's picture from 900 million miles away
    It’s time to get ready for your not-so-close-up. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on the far side of Saturn will snap a long-distance portrait of Earth today between 2:27 p.m. and 2:42 p.m. PDT. [Updated 8:10 a.m.: "Awesome." Cassini project...
  • JPL scientists hold party to mark Curiosity's first year on Mars

    JPL scientists hold party to mark Curiosity's first year on Mars
    Listening to NASA employees talk about spacecraft is a lot like listening to a group of parents discuss their children. “Spitzer turns 10 this year, if anyone wants to cover it,” said Whitney Clavin, press officer for NASA’s Jet...
  • Wave at Saturn: NASA's Cassini spacecraft to take Earth's picture

    Wave at Saturn: NASA's Cassini spacecraft to take Earth's picture
    Earthlings, get ready to say cheese! NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will be taking your picture next month -- from 898 million miles away. If you happen to have your eyes closed or your hair is out of place, don’t worry. All of planet Earth...