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Hackers Stole Sensitive Data From JPL’s IT Network Using $25 Computer

Hackers using an unauthorized Raspberry Pi computer connected to the IT network at Jet Propulsion Laboratory were able to steal about 500 megabytes of NASA data related to Mars missions in April 2018, a report by the NASA Office of Inspector General last week said. The intrusion, only one of several notable external attacks on the JPL network that were revealed during the recent audit,…

Pasadena-Based Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Go-Ahead in Hawaii, One Arrested There as Protest Structures Dismantled

Protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope planned for Hawaii's Mauna Kea have erupted in Pasadena over the years because of Caltech's involvement in the project. The activists shown above protest in April, 2017 said the…

Levitt Pavilion Pasadena Has Become a Bandshell of Echoes

If it wasn’t yet clear, the Pasadena Pavilion for the Performing Arts will not be offering a 17th consecutive summer concert series this year. “We hope to restore ongoing seasonal entertainment at the Pavilion in…

A Summer of Brahms Chamber Music Festival

A Summer of Brahms Chamber Music Festival will be presented by the New Hollywood String Quartet in association with the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library and the Restoration Concerts – July 7 –…

Virtual Reality in Virtually a Private Setting Creates New Environments for Users to Experience

Paisley Smith and Milo Talwani want to bring virtual reality to the masses 15 headsets at a time. Beginning July 6, they will be making a number of world-class and award-winning VR experiences available to…

Wednesday, June 26

Musical Matrimony Folias Duo to Play Presbyterian

The Folias Duo ensemble for flute and guitar are set to play Pasadena Presbyterian Church’s “Music at Noon” series June 26. The duo consists of…

Saturday, June 29

Linda LaRoche’s New book, Echoes Amongst Us, a Whirlwind Journey of Dream and Lofty Ideals

Award-winning author Linda LaRoche’s third book, Echoes Amongst Us speaks to women with creative and romantic impulses who question love within the context of social…

Sunday, June 30

Andre Giraldo: Solo Guitar Music in Concert at Crowell Public Library

Come to Crowell Public Library on Sunday, June 30 at 2:00 p.m. for a relaxing, thoroughly enjoyable hour of lyrical solo guitar music performed by…

Sunday, June 30

California Philharmonic Will Open ‘Dazzling Summer’ Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall with ‘Beethoven Meets the Beatles’

California Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Beethoven Meets the Beatles” to open its summer season at Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 30. Cal Phil Founder and…

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How NASA JPL’s Spitzer Has Stayed Alive for So Long

This artist's concept shows NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope in front of an infrared image of the Milky Way galaxy. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech After nearly 16 years of exploring the cosmos in infrared light, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will be switched off permanently on Jan. 30, 2020. By then, the spacecraft will have operated for more than 11 years beyond its prime mission, thanks to the Spitzer engineering team’s ability to address unique challenges as the telescope slips farther and farther from Earth. Managed and operated by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Spitzer is a small but transformational observatory. It…

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