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This 2010 artist's rendering depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft with Jupiter in the background. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL, File)

NASA spacecraft enters safe mode after Earth flyby

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA says its Jupiter-bound spacecraft is in safe mode soon after it used Earth as a gravity slingshot to hurtle toward the outer solar system. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory said Wednesday […]

10/09/2013

This 2010 artist's rendering depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft with Jupiter in the background. (AP Photo/NASA/JPL, File)

NASA spacecraft zips by Earth en route to Jupiter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter will swing by Earth on Wednesday to get the boost it needs to arrive at the giant gas planet in 2016. Using Earth as a […]

10/09/2013

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Cassini detects propylene near Saturn moon

PASADENA (CNS) – The JPL-managed Cassini spacecraft detected propylene – a common component of some plastic products — in a far-off place: the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, NASA announced today. The composite infrared […]

09/30/2013

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Portable radar system to find victims under rubble unveiled

PASADENA (CNS) – A radar system that can detect the heartbeats and breathing of victims buried under rubble after a major disaster — using technology developed at Jet Propulsion Laboratory for tracking spacecraft — was […]

09/25/2013

This artist rendering released by NASA shows NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft in space. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA: Voyager 1 probe has left the solar system

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Voyager 1 has crossed a new frontier, becoming the first spacecraft ever to leave the solar system, NASA said Thursday. Thirty-six years after it was launched from Earth on a tour […]

09/12/2013

This undated photo provided by the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., shows former JPL Director Bruce Murray. (AP Photo/NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory)

Bruce Murray, former JPL director, dies at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Jet Propulsion Laboratory director Bruce C. Murray, who battled Washington and NASA over money, projects and policy, has died. He was 81. Murray died at his home in Oceanside at […]

08/29/2013

Engineers work on the Mars rover Curiosity at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Sept. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

NASA’s Curiosity rover celebrates 1 year on Mars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mount Sharp has beckoned Curiosity since the NASA rover made its grand entrance on Mars exactly a year ago, dangling from nylon cables to a safe landing. If microbes ever existed […]

08/05/2013

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 […]

06/27/2013

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Say cheese: NASA wants group photo

PASADENA (CNS) – Scientists at NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory want everyone on Earth to pose for a picture next month, even though nobody will actually be seen in it. The July 19 portrait will […]

06/19/2013

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Curiosity rover to head toward Mars mountain soon

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Ten months after Curiosity’s daring Mars landing, the NASA rover is finally about to pack up and head toward the base of a mountain. Discoveries and longer-than-expected scientific studies delayed the […]

06/06/2013

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