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August 22, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Astronomers tracking NASA's missing Contour spacecraft say they now see three objects traveling together in the area where the spacecraft should be, providing further evidence that the cometary probe has broken apart. The $159-million spacecraft has been silent since Thursday when it fired its motor to break out of Earth's orbit. The craft is now more than 1 million miles from Earth and is speeding away at about 13,600 mph.
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August 22, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Astronomers tracking NASA's missing Contour spacecraft say they now see three objects traveling together in the area where the spacecraft should be, providing further evidence that the cometary probe has broken apart. The $159-million spacecraft has been silent since Thursday when it fired its motor to break out of Earth's orbit. The craft is now more than 1 million miles from Earth and is speeding away at about 13,600 mph.
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SCIENCE
August 17, 2002 | USHA LEE McFARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A NASA spacecraft on a four-year mission to probe the heart of two comets has apparently broken into two pieces, according to astronomers who believe they captured an image of the wounded spacecraft. The $159-million Contour spacecraft had been incommunicado since early Thursday when its solid-propellant rocket motor was scheduled to fire and boost the space probe out of Earth's orbit.
SCIENCE
August 17, 2002 | USHA LEE McFARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A NASA spacecraft on a four-year mission to probe the heart of two comets has apparently broken into two pieces, according to astronomers who believe they captured an image of the wounded spacecraft. The $159-million Contour spacecraft had been incommunicado since early Thursday when its solid-propellant rocket motor was scheduled to fire and boost the space probe out of Earth's orbit.
NEWS
September 5, 1989 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
A maverick engineer at NASA headquarters who has worked magic in the past has come up with a way of getting a spacecraft to Pluto much sooner than expected, thus completing the initial reconnaissance of the solar system.
REAL ESTATE
June 6, 1999
A historic Pasadena mansion and its gardens will be the site next Sunday of a dinner and wine-tasting to benefit the Pasadena Historical Museum. The Fenyes Mansion, built in 1905 in the Beaux Arts style, was designed by architect Robert D. Farquhar for Eva and Adalbert Fenyes. The 18-room mansion is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and is home to the Pasadena Historical Society.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 2010 | By Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
It was the custom of Santa Monica City co-founder John P. Jones to stroll each evening across Ocean Avenue from Miramar, his Victorian manse, and admire the sunset from atop the coastal sandstone bluffs that fell almost vertically to the beach. Hoping others might also enjoy the experience, he and Arcadia Bandini de Baker, the widow of city co-founder Col. Robert Baker, donated a strip of land above the palisades to the city in 1892. It stretched from Colorado Avenue to Montana Avenue, and later extended to Adelaide Drive.
NEWS
September 11, 1985 | (UPI)
An American spacecraft 44 million miles from Earth intercepted a comet for the first time today and raced harmlessly through its gaseous, 14,000-mile-wide tail in 18 minutes, finding many surprises that may force scientists to revise their textbooks. The five-foot-long robot craft, traveling at 46,000 m.p.h., sliced into the glowing tail of Comet Giacobini-Zinner at 3:53 a.m. PDT and emerged unscathed 18 minutes later, climaxing a billion-mile, seven-year voyage.
REAL ESTATE
May 25, 2003
This 1906 Santa Monica home was damaged in the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. Some buyers would have put it to rest like the house next door, which was razed and replaced, but the current owners had other ideas. When they bought it in 1996, they "fell in love with the little gem that was here." They spent two years restoring and expanding the house before moving in. About this house: It wasn't just the vintage of the house that appealed to its current owners. It was also the style.
MAGAZINE
May 20, 2007
Thank you for your article on Dana Hollister ("Dana Hollister," by Lynell George, April 29). We have known Dana for more than 20 years, and the young lady we originally thought was just a daydreamer turned out to be a true visionary. Dana has taught us to see beauty in buildings we first thought should be torn down. She has acted on her beliefs. We need more Danas in Los Angeles to help preserve our history. Kay and Claude Earls Glendale I don't think I'm the only local resident whose response to George's paean to developer Dana Hollister was "Gah, not again."
NEWS
September 5, 1989 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
A maverick engineer at NASA headquarters who has worked magic in the past has come up with a way of getting a spacecraft to Pluto much sooner than expected, thus completing the initial reconnaissance of the solar system.
NEWS
December 12, 1985 | LEE DYE, Times Science Writer
The scientist who recycled an old spacecraft earlier this year for the first visit to a comet by a man-made device wants to bring part of a comet home next time. Robert Farquhar of the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., has become something of a folk hero among fellow space scientists because of the rousing success of the encounter he arranged with comet Giacobini-Zinner this year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1985
By now everyone knows that Halley's comet will make one of its periodic visits to the vicinity of the Earth early next year. Telescopes, books, T-shirts, ashtrays and other paraphernalia to mark the occasion are already flooding the market, but the U.S. government couldn't come up with the money to launch a probe to the comet, which swings by these parts once every 76 years or so.
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