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March 8, 2018 | Ezra David Romero
Using this new approach to calculate the snow’s water content also means improved forecasts for farms and cities, and even positive benefits for renewable-energy production. The program soon could go statewide — if it gets funded.
December 14, 2017 | Ezra David Romero
The fires burning in Southern California have charred more than 250,000 acres. NASA is testing science instruments intended for space by measuring environmental impacts in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
October 16, 2017 | Sally Schilling
Students throughout the country are getting an opportunity to see what NASA astronauts are up to on the International Space Station and maybe even speak directly with an astronaut.
August 3, 2017
The job posting has elicited headlines about how the space agency is seeking a person to defend Earth from aliens. But it's really more about microorganisms than little green men.
May 18, 2017 | Amy Quinton
Scientists have for the first time quantified how much groundwater was lost in the Central Valley in the most recent drought.
April 18, 2017 | Randol White
The Central Sierra Nevada snowpack this year is larger than the previous four years combined, according to new data from NASA.
March 7, 2017 | Ezra David Romero
There’s now so much snow in the Sierra Nevada that state water officials are preparing for a massive runoff year. A new way to measure snowpack could provide much greater accuracy.
February 22, 2017
Some of the planets could be home to liquid water, but it remains unclear whether life could exist on such strange worlds.
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.
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.