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Thomas Fire: NASA Aerial Surveys Detect 1,300 Degree Fire Temperatures

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.

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California Farmers Used Enough Groundwater During Drought To Fill Lake Mead

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.

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NASA Launches Pilot Project To Measure Snow Pack From The Sky

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.


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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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