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NASA is about to launch a spacecraft to probe the sun. And in the west, there's a fight over whether utilities should pay when their equipment starts fires.

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Follow the 2017 Solar Eclipse with NASA TV!

Tiffany Camhi

Three years ago, some Sonoma State students successfully built and launched a tiny research satellite into space. Now a new team of students is working to get an even smaller satellite into orbit. KRCB’s Tiffany Camhi reports.  

Find out more about the project here.

Space Satellites Can Detect California’s Groundwater

May 13, 2015
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California has turned to groundwater to survive through the current drought. A new collaboration between the state and researchers at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration aims to use satellite monitoring and advanced technology to help the state manage this resource.

Peeking Inside Distant Galaxies

May 7, 2014
Courtesy of Lynn Cominsky / NASA

New telescopes that employ particle conversion methods to create their images are giving scientists increasingly detailed pictures of the inner workings of distant galaxies. Today’s Exchange investigates how that works, and what is being discovered.