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Why No One Under 20 Has Experienced a Day Without JPL on Mars

This portion of a classic 1997 panorama from the IMP camera on the mast of NASA's Mars Pathfinder lander includes "Twin Peaks" on the horizon, and the Sojourner rover next to a rock called "Yogi." Image credit: NASA/JPL (Click to enlarge) As the Mars Pathfinder spacecraft approached its destination on July 4, 1997, no NASA mission had successfully reached the Red Planet in more than…

Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Free Send-Off Concert

Los Angeles Children's Chorus. Photo by Jamie Pham Los Angeles Children's Chorus. Photo by Jamie Pham Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) continues to expand its global reach with two of its leading choirs touring this…

Caltech Engineers Develop Ultra-Thin Camera Which Creates Images Without Lenses

At Caltech, engineers have developed a new camera design that replaces the lenses with an ultra-thin optical phased array (OPA). Credit: Caltech Traditional cameras—even those on the thinnest of cell phones—cannot be truly flat due…

Professional Child Development Associates Children’s Choir to Sing with “Tenor of the America’s” Maximo Marcuso at July 4th AmericaFest

Children and teenagers with special needs who are clients of Professional Child Development Associates (PCDA) will join Tenor Maximo Marcuso to sing the Star Spangled Banner at “AmericaFest presented by Honda” on Tuesday, July 4,…

A Noise Within Presents Costume Runway Show: A One-Night-Only Runway Retrospective

Via Facebook A Noise Within (ANW) presents a first-of-its-kind Costume Runway Show on Tuesday, July 18 at 6:00 p.m., at the theater in Pasadena. At this event, A Noise Within’s Resident Artists will walk the…

Friday, June 23

United Nations Association Pasadena Plans Friday Refugee Benefit Concert

United Nations Association Pasadena (UNA Pasadena) presents “Notes for Books” Benefit Concert on Friday, June 23, 7:00 p.m. at Westridge Performing Arts Center Auditorium. This…

Saturday, June 24

Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra Presents the Young Artist’s Concert

The Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform their annual Young Artist’s Concert on Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pasadena Presbyterian Church,…

Saturday, June 24

MUSE/IQUE Presents Ritmo/Town Unearthing Motown’s Latin Roots on Saturday

Cuban sounds and Latin moves meet the magic of Motown in RITMO/TOWN, one of this year’s MUSE/IQUE Summer of Sound series that celebrates Motown as…

Sunday, June 25

The Pasadena Playhouse Presents “The Originalist” and “Hold These Truths” as Part of the 2016-17 Season

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that they will present “The Originalist” and “Hold These Truths” as part of the theater’s 2016-2017 Season. “The Originalist”, by…

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Caltech Astronomers Discover New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets

This sketch illustrates a family tree of exoplanets. Planets are born out of swirling disks of gas and dust called protoplanetary disks. The disks give rise to giant planets like Jupiter as well as smaller planets mostly between the sizes of Earth and Neptune. Researchers using data from the W. M. Keck Observatory and NASA's Kepler mission discovered that the smaller planets can be cleanly divided into two size groups: the rocky Earth-like planets and super-Earths, and the gaseous mini-Neptunes. Credit: NASA/Kepler/Caltech (T. Pyle) Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been…

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