News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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11/06/2017 02:11 PM
Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon
A new study finds heat from friction could power hydrothermal activity on Saturn's moon Enceladus for billions of years if the moon has a highly porous core.
11/01/2017 01:11 PM
Martian Ridge Brings Out Rover's Color Talents
Color-discerning capabilities that NASA's Curiosity rover has been using on Mars since 2012 are proving particularly helpful on a mountainside ridge the rover is now climbing.
10/30/2017 01:10 PM
NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery
Scientists have been able to measure the distance that particles in black hole jets travel before they "turn on" and become bright sources of light.
10/19/2017 01:10 PM
Dawn Mission Extended at Ceres
NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
10/16/2017 01:10 PM
Fresh Findings From Cassini
New insights from the Saturn spacecraft's exploration are being presented this week at the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science meeting.
10/12/2017 01:10 PM
New Insights From OCO-2 Showcased in Science
OCO-2 data are revealing subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth, as demonstrated by a diverse special collection of research papers in the journal Science.
10/11/2017 01:10 PM
Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks
A study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks.
10/11/2017 01:10 PM
Reconstructing Cassini's Plunge into Saturn
Analysis of science data from the spacecraft's final plunge is ongoing, but Cassini engineers already have a clear understanding of how the spacecraft behaved during its dive.
10/04/2017 01:10 PM
The Super-Earth that Came Home for Dinner
Evidence is growing for the existence of Planet 9 -- a world perhaps 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune.
09/27/2017 01:09 PM
Dawn Mission Celebrates 10 Years in Space
Ten years ago, NASA's Dawn spacecraft set sail for the two most massive bodies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres.
09/22/2017 01:09 PM
NASA Tech Aids Search Following Mexico Quake
Disaster relief workers in Mexico City who are responding to a 7.1-magnitude earthquake used a suitcase-sized radar instrument than can detect human heartbeats under rubble.
09/22/2017 01:09 PM
Legacy of Herschel Space Observatory
To celebrate the legacy of ESA's Herschel Space Observatory, which had significant NASA contributions, the European Space Agency (ESA) has designated this week as Herschel Week, highlighting some of the mission's accomplishments.
08/31/2017 01:08 PM
Apply to Be a NASA Solar System Ambassador
Could you be one of them? If you want to share your passion of space with the public, being a NASA Solar System Ambassador is the perfect platform to do so.
08/17/2017 01:08 PM
An Insider's Guide to Voyager: 1977-2017
From the first detection of active volcanoes outside Earth to the first up-close images of Neptune, the 40-year Odyssey of NASA's Voyager mission is full of unforgettable memories.
08/16/2017 01:08 PM
NASA-led Mission Studies Storm Intensification
A group of NASA and NOAA scientists are teaming up this month on an airborne field campaign to study severe storms in the Northern Hemisphere and what makes them intensify.
08/15/2017 01:08 PM
NASA Awards Contract to Extend Operations of JPL
NASA has awarded a contract to the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in Pasadena, California, to extend operations of the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, also in Pasadena, through Sept. 30, 2018.
08/14/2017 01:08 PM
Study Finds Drought Recoveries Taking Longer
Land ecosystems are taking longer to recover from droughts, and incomplete recovery may become the norm in places, with tree deaths and increased greenhouse gas emissions.
07/26/2017 01:07 PM
New Insights into Titan's Complex Chemistry
Cassini has made a surprising detection of a molecule that is instrumental in producing complex organics within the hazy atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan.