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JUNO Astronomer Dr. Tobias Owen

July 6, 2016 | Jonathan Ayestas

Juno continues its work today - the spacecraft joined the orbit of the planet Jupiter on the 4th of July. We'll be talking with Dr. Tobias Owen, an astronomer from Fair Oaks who was influential in the JUNO project.

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NASA Seeks Ideas To Aid in Mars Exploration

July 5, 2016 | Steve Milne

NASA wants your ideas on how to minimize the effects of radiation and other deep space conditions that traveling to Mars would have on future explorers. The space agency is offering a $500,000 prize.

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California Drought Improves; 2015 Warmest Year On Record

January 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Frequent storms have brought more improvement in drought conditions in California over the past week, with snowpack conditions above normal.

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NASA Study: California Drought Doubles Idle Farmland Acres

October 27, 2015 | Amy Quinton

Farmers in California's Central Valley have left more than one million acres of agricultural land idle all year long.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

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California Drought: NASA Says Land Sinking Faster In San Joaquin Valley

August 19, 2015 | Ed Joyce

A new NASA report, commissioned by the California Department of Water Resources, shows groundwater pumping in California has caused land in the San Joaquin Valley to sink faster than in past.

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Project Will Study How Drones Can Improve Wildfire Management

August 17, 2015 | Amy Quinton

The Desert Research Institute in Reno is studying how unmanned aircraft systems might improve wildfire safety.

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