50,000 descend on JPL for annual open house

If you look through the “Eyes on Exoplanets” software invented and provided for free by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, you’ll discover that not only is our planet just a speck—a “pale blue dot” in a sea of galaxies, each with thousands of stars of their own, each star with usually at least one planet orbiting around it—but that the already unimaginable expanse of the universe is actually still growing, and growing faster and faster apart.

Pasadena gives AxS to art and science with Curiosity

The AxS Festival 2014 Curiosity, is in venues throughout the greater Pasadena area through Sunday, October 5, 2014. The arts and sciences festival is produced by Pasadena Arts Council in partnership with institutions such as NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which inspired this year’s theme in homage to the Mars Rover “Curiosity.” The festival features programming that includes visual art, theatre, dance, music, photography, history, science, literature, film, and architecture. Open House at the Machine Project installation at the Gamble House in Pasadena is October 2, 2014. Additional …