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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…

How an Atomic Clock Will Get Humans to Mars on Time

The Deep Space Atomic Clock, a new technology from NASA's JPL, may change the way spacecraft navigate in space. Launching in late June aboard the Orbital Test Bed satellite, on the SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket,…

The Mast Is Raised for NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover

Members of NASA's Mars 2020 project take a moment after attaching the remote sensing mast to the Mars 2020 rover. The image was taken on June 5, 2019, in the Spacecraft Assembly Facility's High Bay…

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…

Mars 2020 Rover Being Built at JPL Will Blaze a Trail for Humans

This artist's concept depicts astronauts and human habitats on Mars. NASA's Mars 2020 rover will carry a number of technologies that could make Mars safer…

Pasadena-Based Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 Waits for Wind After Postponed Launch

LightSail 2 isn’t quite ready to leave port. Pasadena-based The Planetary Society has updated its travel recommendations for participants intending to watch the launch of…

Watch NASA Build Its Next Mars Rover

The "Seeing 2020" live video feed allows the public to watch engineers and technicians assemble and test NASA's next Mars rover in a clean room…

NASA JPL’s Mars Helicopter Testing Enters Final Phase

This image of the flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter was taken on Feb. 14, 2019, in a cleanroom at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in…

The Search for Clues: Caltech Researchers Make Connection in Mice Between Autism-Like Behaviors and Gut Bacteria

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing a variety of difficulties with social communication and repetitive behavior. Many factors, including genetic and environmental effects, are believed to influence symptoms, and there are no approved treatments. Now, using mouse models, Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice. The work was done primarily in the laboratory of Sarkis Mazmanian, Luis B. and Nelly Soux Professor of Microbiology and Heritage Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Investigator. A paper describing the research appears online in the journal Cell on May 30. “In…

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