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NASA Voyager spacecraft in flight, NASA artist rendering via AP

NASA’s Voyager 1 craft enters unfamiliar space

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research pinpoints the current location of NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft: It’s still in our solar system. Since last summer, the long-running spacecraft has been exploring uncharted territory where the effects […]


Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

Los Angeles smog pollution on the decline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research has found Los Angeles skies are less smoggy, a sign that emission-control strategies are working. Scientists analyzing air quality from a recent aircraft campaign and historical data found that […]


NASA Voyager spacecraft in flight, NASA artist rendering via AP

NASA: Voyager 1 enters new region of solar system

LOS ANGELES (AP) – NASA’s long-running Voyager 1 spacecraft has entered a new region at the edge of the solar system and is close to exiting it forever.


NASA Curiosity rover

Mars rover Curiosity: No surprise in 1st soil test

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Mars rover Curiosity has completed its first chemical test of soil from the red planet, and scientists say there are no surprises so far.

The spacecraft is on a mission to look for ingredients in Martian soil and rocks that could support life.


Study: Calif. heat waves increasing toward coast

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A new study by climate researchers suggests California heat waves are trending toward being more humid with elevated nighttime temperatures and are becoming stronger in populous coastal areas. The trend contrasts […]


Study: Cleaner cars helping to reduce LA pollution

(AP) – A newly released study concludes that cars are belching fewer smog-causing chemicals into the Southern California air – even though it still has some of the worst air in the nation. A federally […]



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