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Amid Extreme Drought, JPL Scientists Use New Technology to Measure California's Grim Snowpack

When California water officials announced earlier this month that the amount of snow in the Sierra Nevada was less than any measurement ever before recorded on that date in state history, it came as no surprise to a team of Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists. 1,540 more words

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The Hubble Telescope

“I’m such a long-term investor,
I’ve never really let go and celebrated
what I did with the Hubble telescope.”
Story Musgrave

The Hubble Space Telescope turns 25 today. 327 more words

April

New Executive Order: Obama Takes Total Control of Internet: Declares ‘National Cyber Security Emergency’ | Nwo Report

Source: Mac Slavo | SHTFplan.com |

It should be obvious given the recent hacks against essential infrastructure that America faces a major cyber security threat from foreign governments and rogue organizations. 207 more words

NASA's Opportunity Mars Rover Finishes Marathon, Clocks In At Just Over 11 Years

There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday — 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months. 472 more words

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Dawn Spacecraft Achieves Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres

PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed spacecraft made history Friday as the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.

The ion-powered Dawn spacecraft was captured by the gravitational pull of Ceres – located between Mars and Jupiter – at 4:30 a.m., according to JPL. 287 more words

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Checking In: Curiosity on Mars

On Sunday August 5th, 2012, NASA engineers delivered a package to the surface of Mars (as a part of the Mars Science Laboratory mission) which included a roughly one ton car-sized rover named… 272 more words

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Concerns About Melting Ice Shift To Antarctica

I had a fortuitous conversation a few years ago at an awards dinner. I happened to be seated next to the fellow who runs the program at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) whose purpose is to investigate the melting of ice beneath the surface of Greenland, and he explained: 76 more words

Climate Change