Ceres, as photographed by the Dawn craft back on March 1. (Credit: NASA)

NASA’s Dawn Craft Enters Ceres Orbit

A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration.

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Celebrities Tweet About The Passing Of Leonard Nimoy

Celebrities took to Twitter upon hearing the news of actor-director Leonard Nimoy’s passing today at the age of 83. Their tweets sum up sentiments expressed by the public at large. Here are a few that […]

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Flying Into A Storm To Figure Out The Drought

It’s the calm before the storm. But as we prepare for more of pounding rain, scientists are revving up their engines at Sacramento’s McClellan Park to fly directly into the thick of it.


The trail of the craft was visible in the Sacramento area. (Credit: CBS13)

NASA Launches Earth-Observing Satellite, Trail Seen Across Region

A NASA satellite lifted off early Saturday with the hope it will transmit data that will help the world do a better job of preparing for floods and droughts.


Roy Fulmer (Credit: CBS13)

Placerville Teen Youngest To Race In 25 Hours Of Thunderhill

He doesn’t even have a driver’s license, but one local teen is about to race with some well-known legends. The young Placerville teen will hit speeds of up to 130 mph at one of the biggest races in Northern California.


The Philae Lander just after separation from Rosetta. (Credit: European Space Agency)

Probe Lands On Comet For First Time In History

The Philae Lander has landed on comet 67P, marking the first time in history a probe has landed on a comet.



Clouds May Block Partial Solar Eclipse In Northern California

Clouds will likely put a damper on the view of Thursday afternoon’s partial solar eclipse.


Photo by NASA/Liaison

The People Who Took Us To The Moon

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the 1969 landing on the moon and the realization of President Kennedy’s dream.


This graphic depicts the orbit of asteroid 2014 RC around the sun. A house-sized asteroid will safely fly past Earth Sunday afternoon, September 7, at a distance equivalent to about one-tenth of the distance between Earth and the moon. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Asteroid Will Zoom Within 25,000 Miles Of Earth This Weekend

A newly discovered asteroid will buzz Earth this weekend.


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Elk Grove Students Get Close Encounter With NASA Astronauts In Orbit

Floating in zero gravity and orbiting the earth at speeds of more than 17,000 miles an hour, NASA commander Steve Swanson and Reid Wiseman were hoping to inspire the students to greater heights.


NASA's Stardust spacecraft returned with particles collected from this comet, named Wild 2. (Credti: JPL/NASA)

Specks Returned From Space May Be Alien Visitors

There may be itsy-bitsy aliens among us.


The Delta II rocket blasting off early Wednesday morning. (Source: NASA/Bill Ingalls)

NASA Launches Carbon Satellite After 2009 Failure

A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming.