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May 1, 2002
Thanks to a fascinating new finding by the Hubble Space Telescope, we now know that the universe we inhabit is not only large enough to make Earth a sandy speck on the beaches of one lonely galaxy but is older than even South Carolina's Sen. Strom Thurmond. Our universe, it turns out, is about 14 billion years old, give or take 6 million months. If that doesn't make you feel younger today, nothing will.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996 | PATT MORRISON
They must have felt like demigods then, the slide-rule boys who drove to work down Lakewood Boulevard into parking lots as endless as the orange groves they once were, walking into a building that measured a million square feet--walking into the future. To come to work on a July morning in 1963 and see standing right there, right there on the shop floor, America's space warriors, the haloed heroes of the age, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gordo Cooper, Neil Armstrong . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 12, 1991 | HUGO MARTIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A lemon farming area on the outskirts of Oxnard is among the primary sites being considered for the construction of Sonyland, a high-tech theme park to be developed by Columbia Pictures Entertainment Inc., according to sources. Speculation about the park on agricultural land near Etting and Wood roads has already sparked the interest of city and county officials who say they like the idea but doubt the project will succeed.
OPINION
June 21, 1998 | Gene Meyers, Gene Meyers is an industrial engineer and consultant. He has written about space topics for the Seattle Times and the San Jose Mercury News, among others
The mega-death space threats in "Deep Impact" and "Armageddon" may be remote, but the recent satellite failure that shut down millions of pagers is a preview of real space disasters that could begin this November. Hollywood predicted this in the 1950s sci-fi classic "The Day the Earth Stood Still," in which aliens shut down the Earth's electrical and communications systems, and Hollywood detailed the disaster's solution in the 1968 movie "2001: A Space Odyssey."
BUSINESS
July 30, 2001 | RICHARD VERRIER and MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a few weeks, Walt Disney Co. will unveil one of its most lavish theme parks: a $2.8-billion playground in Japan themed to the myths and legends of the sea. The 176-acre attraction, Tokyo DisneySea, draws some of its inspiration from a project once planned for Long Beach. It will overlook Tokyo Bay next to the world's busiest theme park, Tokyo Disneyland. The park's opening Sept.
TRAVEL
July 15, 2007 | John Horn, Times Staff Writer
"TEN, nine, eight, seven, six, five!" the kids yelled. It wasn't as deafening as Times Square on New Year's Eve, but the 300 or so children attending Space Camp were as enthusiastic as any midnight revelers. The space shuttle Atlantis was poised to blast off, and by luck, its Friday night launch coincided with the start of our trip to Alabama to learn about astronauts. The campers -- some as young as 7, many in their teens -- continued the countdown, a crescendo of "four, three, two, one!"
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