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The Night We Landed on Mars

John C. Wathey | Posted 07.20.2016 | Science
John C. Wathey

Image credit: NASA/JPL Exactly forty years ago today I experienced one of the greatest thrills of my life. It was the fulfillment of a childhood drea...

Onwards to Jupiter, Breaking Records

Mario De Leo Winkler | Posted 01.19.2017 | Science
Mario De Leo Winkler

Juno broke the record recently when it traveled over the 493 million miles set previously by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. It has still to reach Jupiter, where light from the Sun is 25 times weaker than on Earth.

The Sunset of Antarctica's Ice Shelves: A Conversation With NASA's Ala Khazendar

Todd R. Miller | Posted 08.03.2016 | Science
Todd R. Miller

How does a block of ice nearly the size of Connecticut, which has existed for over 11,000 years disappear in less than 70 years?

Comets Are Just Like Deep Fried Ice Cream, NASA Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.16.2015 | Science

Astronomers have long known that comets are cosmic snowballs with a soft interior and hard surface. But the exact composition of that surface -- and h...

100 Years On: The Forgotten Founder of JPL

Scott Hobbs | Posted 12.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Scott Hobbs

Last week marked the 100th birthday of Jack Parsons, a founder of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Aerojet-Rocketdyne and the inventor of the solid fuel that put man on the moon. In a display of pure serendipity this week, his widow Cameron, will be honored with the first-ever retrospective of her art at MOCA Pacific Design Center.

Film School Tackles Global Warming, Space and Beyond

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science
Xaque Gruber

When people think of film school curriculum, they don't usually think of cutting edge scientific collaborations with NASA and space launch experiments...

Mars 'UFO' Controversy Ignited By Curiosity Rover Images

The Huffington Post | Lee Speigel | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weird News

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much are two pictures worth, especially if they show an odd-looking, allegedly descending light heading to the ...

New Data Suggest Theory About Black Holes Was All Wrong | Mike Wall | Posted 03.30.2014 | Science

The gigantic black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies were apparently born big. The central black holes in dwarf galaxies — the "seeds" that...

EXPLAINED: How NASA Copes With Daily Deluge Of Data | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Every hour, NASA's missions collectively compile hundreds of terabytes of information, which, if printed out in hard copies, would take up the equival...

WATCH: NASA's New Robot Shows Its Versatility

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released video of the latest addition to its growing line-up of robots, RoboSimian! Nicknamed "Clyde," the odd...

Death by Dior: A Book Review

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 07.20.2013 | Home
Alison Winfield Burns

There is no death by Dior if we talk about art, there is only life by Dior. And in this book that so remorselessly brings to light long-ago misdeeds, there is something of a reminder how great art outlasts the residue of pain.

Space, Jerry Brown's Place, and A Race

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2012 | Technology
William Bradley

Now space is happening again, in ways different than before. While NASA begins to refocus on a true deep-space mission to the asteroid belt while maintaining its presence with the International Space Station, private enterprise is beginning to pick up the slack for orbital missions.

Lee Speigel

UFOs On Mars? | Lee Speigel | Posted 08.22.2012 | Weird News

NASA's Curiosity rover had hardly touched down on the surface of Mars on Aug. 5 when its cameras started transmitting images back to Earth of some odd...

Anna Almendrala

PHOTOS: Mars Rover Team Celebrates Victory At This LA Bar | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.07.2012 | Los Angeles

Beer was flowing and geeks were hooting and hollering all over Pasadena as NASA's rover Curiosity landed successfully on the surface of Mars on Sunday...

Meet NASA's Viral Mohawk Guy, Bobak Ferdowsi (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.06.2012 | Technology
Shira Lazar

I caught up with Bobak to learn more about his rise to online stardom, his eccentric hairstyles, and, of course, what it takes to land on Mars.

Rover Team Gets Rock Star Treatment

Posted 08.06.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 08/06/2012 05:55 AM EDT on PASADENA, Calif. — They entered the room like rock stars coming back onstage for...

NASA Video Tribute To Ray Bradbury

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 06.07.2012 | Home

In November 1971, authors Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke joined scientists Carl Sagan and Bruce Murray for a panel discussion at Caltech. The occas...

WATCH: Zoom Over Amazing Asteroid During Surreal Sunrise

Posted 05.15.2012 | Science

Even though NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the asteroid Vesta since mid-2011, the rocky world still yields surprises--from its complex geo...

NASA Radar Peeks Inside Hawaiian Volcano

Posted 01.15.2012 | Science

By: Brett Israel Published: 01/14/2012 09:57 AM EST on OurAmazingPlanet Anyone can walk alongside the creeping lava on Hawaii's Mount Ki...

A Sublime and Ridiculous Day: Mars Mission and AfPak Debacle

William Bradley | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

This Thanksgiving weekend saw the greatness of America and the failings of America both on dramatic display. On Saturday we simultaneously reached for the heavens and got further stuck in the mud.

Jupiter Spot Viewed With FRESH Perspective After New Data | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The best thermal images yet of the Jupiter spot have revealed surprising weather and temperature variation within the solar system's most famous storm...

Jet Propulsion Lab Mars Rover

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Tanya Jo Miller

This weekend JPL has opened their house to the public. Their casa es tu casa. It's like a science Disneyland, complete with all the long lines and crappy food.