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03/22/2018 01:03 PM
NASA Invites Media to Discuss First Mission to Study Mars Interior

An artist's rendition of the InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars

NASA's next mission to Mars will be the topic of a media briefing Thursday, March 29, at JPL. The briefing will air live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

03/22/2018 01:03 PM
Mars Curiosity Celebrates Sol 2,000

Mosaic taken by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover looks uphill at Mount Sharp

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover just hit a new milestone: its two-thousandth Martian day on the Red Planet. An image mosaic taken recently offers a preview of what comes next.

03/21/2018 01:03 PM
FIRST Robotics LA Regionals Celebrate Teamwork, Innovation

FIRST Robotics Competition in 2018

Two JPL-sponsored teams took top honors at the 18th annual FIRST Robotics Competition's Los Angeles Regional event over the weekend.

03/20/2018 01:03 PM
New 'AR' Mobile App Features 3-D NASA Spacecraft

Free Spacecraft AR app uses Google ARCore technology

NASA spacecraft travel to far-off destinations in space, but a new mobile app produced by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, brings spacecraft to users.

03/14/2018 01:03 PM
NASA Dawn Reveals Recent Changes in Ceres' Surface

Ceres' Juling Crater

Observations of Ceres have detected recent variations in its surface, revealing that the dwarf planet is a dynamic body that continues to evolve and change.

03/14/2018 01:03 PM
NASA Mars Mission Tours California

This artist's concept shows the InSight lander

InSight will be the first mission to another planet launched from the West Coast. It launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in May.

03/13/2018 01:03 PM
Next NASA Mars Rover Reaches Key Manufacturing Milestone

A technician works on the descent stage for NASA's Mars 2020 mission

NASA's Mars 2020 mission has begun the assembly, test and launch operations (ATLO) phase of its development, on track for a July 2020 launch to Mars.

03/12/2018 01:03 PM
Witness First Mars Launch from West Coast

Launch of LDCM from Vandenberg AFB, California

NASA invites digital creators to apply for social media credentials to cover the launch of the InSight mission to Mars, May 3-5, at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.

03/08/2018 02:03 PM
360 Video: Tour a Mars Robot Test Lab

Engineers use a replica of NASA's InSight lander

Engineers are practicing operations for NASA's Mars InSight lander, which is launching this spring.

03/07/2018 02:03 PM
NASA Juno finds Jupiter's Jet-Streams Are Unearthly

Composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter

Data collected by NASA's Juno mission indicate that the atmospheric winds of Jupiter run deep into its atmosphere and last longer than similar atmospheric processes on Earth.

03/07/2018 02:03 PM
Celebrate Pi Day, the NASA Way!

NASA Pi Day Challenge artwork

On March 14, JPL will celebrate Pi Day with the fifth annual "Pi in the Sky" illustrated math challenge, featuring pi-related space problems that you can do at home.

03/05/2018 02:03 PM
Far Northern Permafrost May Unleash Carbon Within Decades

Tundra polygons on Alaska's North Slope

Permafrost in the far northern Arctic will thaw enough to become a source of carbon to the atmosphere in 40 to 60 years.

03/01/2018 02:03 PM
NASA Finds a Large Amount of Water in an Exoplanet's Atmosphere

Comprehensive Spectrum of WASP-39b

Scientists used NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to find water "fingerprints" in the atmosphere of a hot, bloated, Saturn-mass exoplanet some 700 light-years away.

02/28/2018 02:02 PM
NASA InSight Mission to Mars Arrives at Launch Site

Personnel supporting NASA's InSight mission to Mars load the crated InSight spacecraft into a C-17 cargo aircraft

NASA's InSight spacecraft has arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base in central California to begin final preparations for a launch this May.

02/28/2018 02:02 PM
Curiosity Tests a New Way to Drill on Mars

Drilling on Mars

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has conducted the first test of a new drilling technique on the Red Planet since its drill stopped working reliably.

02/23/2018 02:02 PM
CloudSat Exits the 'A-Train'

Artist's illustration of NASA's Cloudsat satellite

NASA's nearly 12-year-old CloudSat satellite has exited the Afternoon Constellation, or A-Train, of Earth monitoring satellites, but its science mission will continue.

02/22/2018 02:02 PM
Seven Ways Mars InSight is Different

An artist's rendition of the InSight lander operating on the surface of Mars.

NASA has sent lots of missions to Mars, but InSight will stand apart in a number of ways.

02/20/2018 02:02 PM
Nearly a Decade After Mars Phoenix Landed, Another Look

This animation blinks between two images of NASA's Mars Phoenix Lander hardware around the mission's 2008 landing site

This animation blinks between two images taken nearly a decade apart of the 2008 landing site of NASA's Mars Phoenix mission, showing that dust has obscured landing marks.

02/20/2018 02:02 PM
New Study Brings Antarctic Ice Loss Into Sharper Focus

The flow of Antarctic ice

A NASA study based on an innovative technique for crunching torrents of satellite data provides the clearest picture yet of changes in Antarctic ice flow into the ocean.

02/16/2018 02:02 PM
Spacecraft Exits Safe Mode

Artist concept of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, at Mars since 2006, put itself into a precautionary standby mode on Feb. 15 in response to sensing an unexpectedly low battery voltage.

02/15/2018 02:02 PM
5,000 Days on Mars; Solar-Powered Rover Approaching 5,000th Martian Dawn

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recorded the dawn of the rover's 4,999th Martian day, or sol

The Sun will rise on NASA's solar-powered Mars rover Opportunity for the 5,000th time on Saturday, sending rays of energy to a robot that continues to provide revelations.

02/15/2018 02:02 PM
Long-Lived Mars Rover Opportunity Keeps Finding Surprises

The Opportunity rover reveals textured rows in the martian soil.

NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity keeps providing surprises about the Red Planet, most recently with observations of possible "rock stripes."

02/13/2018 02:02 PM
Farewell to a Pioneering Pollution Sensor

TES collected spectral

Farewell to TES, the first instrument to monitor tropospheric ozone from space.

02/13/2018 02:02 PM
New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating

Global sea level rise

The rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data.

02/13/2018 02:02 PM
A Piece of Mars is Going Home

Rohit Bhartia of NASA's Mars 2020 mission holds a slice of a meteorite

When it launches in 2020, NASA's next Mars rover will carry a chunk of Martian meteorite on board.

02/09/2018 02:02 PM
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Preparing for Years Ahead

Artist concept of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has begun extra stargazing to help the space agency accomplish advances in Mars exploration over the next decade.

02/08/2018 02:02 PM
Tiny Crystal Shapes Get Close Look From Mars Rover

Star-shaped and swallowtail-shaped tiny, dark bumps in fine-layered bright bedrock of a Martian ridge are drawing close inspection by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

02/08/2018 02:02 PM
3-D Printable Tools May Help Study Astronaut Health

Matthias Maurer of ESA inserts samples into the MinION DNA sequencer

New technology could cut months off the time it takes to study molecular biology on the International Space Station.

02/06/2018 02:02 PM
Two Small Asteroids Safely Pass Earth This Week

Asteroid 2018 CB will pass closely by Earth on Friday, Feb. 9

Two small recently discovered asteroids are safely passing by Earth within one lunar distance this week.

02/06/2018 02:02 PM
NASA Tests Atomic Clock for Deep Space Navigation

Artist's illustration of the Deep Space Atomic Clock

JPL project could help spacecraft keep time more efficiently.

02/05/2018 02:02 PM
New NASA Space Sensors to Address Key Earth Questions

A pair of CubeSats will probe a little-studied portion of the radiant energy emitted by the Arctic environment

NASA has selected two new research proposals to develop small, space-based instruments that will tackle fundamental questions about our home planet and its environment.

02/05/2018 02:02 PM
New Clues to Compositions of TRAPPIST-1 Planets

This artist's concept shows what the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system may look like

The seven Earth-size planets of TRAPPIST-1 are all mostly made of rock, with some having the potential to hold more water than Earth, according to a new study.

01/31/2018 02:01 PM
Mount Sharp 'Photobombs' Mars Curiosity Rover

Selfie of the Curiosity rover

The rover took a recent selfie at its location on Vera Rubin Ridge.

01/30/2018 02:01 PM
Irvine School Ranks First in Regional Science Bowl

University High School took first place at the regional Science Bowl competition

Students were quizzed on a variety of science questions this past weekend.

01/30/2018 02:01 PM
Vista From Mars Rover Looks Back Over Journey So Far

Vera Rubin Ridge on Mars

A panorama taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover from a mountainside ridge provides a vista of key sites visited since the rover's 2012 landing, and the towering surroundings.

01/26/2018 02:01 PM
Spinoff 2018 Highlights Space Technology Improving Life on Earth

Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory used their expertise at detecting faint signals in satellite data

JPL technology to help find disaster survivors under rubble is included in the 2018 edition of NASA's annual Spinoff publication, which features 49 technologies the agency helped create.

01/24/2018 02:01 PM
NASA Covers Wildfires from Many Sources

The concentration and global transport of carbon monoxide pollution from fires

When wildfires break out around the world, NASA satellites and airborne instruments are on the job, providing many types of data useful to scientists and disaster responders.

01/23/2018 02:01 PM
Dust on Snow Controls Springtime River Rise in West

A coating of dust on snow speeds the pace of snowmelt in the spring

The amount of dust on the snowpack, not the warmth of the spring air, controls the pace of spring snowmelt flowing into the Colorado River.

01/23/2018 02:01 PM
NASA's Next Mars Lander Spreads its Solar Wings

NASA's InSight lander

The robotic lander deployed its solar panels for the last time before it reaches Mars later this year.

01/23/2018 02:01 PM
Explorer 1: The Beginning of American Space Science

A vintage JPL graphic celebrating the Explorer 1 satellite

Sixty years ago next week, America launched its first satellite, the JPL-built Explorer 1, marking the beginning of the scientific exploration of space.

01/23/2018 02:01 PM
Dust Storms Linked to Gas Escape from Mars Atmosphere

Dust Haze Hiding the Martian Surface in 2001

Some Mars experts are eager and optimistic for a dust storm this year to grow so grand it darkens skies around the entire Red Planet.

01/19/2018 02:01 PM
Asteroid 2002 AJ129 to Fly Safely Past Earth February 4

Illustration of Asteroid 2002 AJ129

Asteroid 2002 AJ129 will make a close approach to Earth on Feb. 4, 2018, but no closer than 10 times the distance between Earth and the moon.

01/17/2018 02:01 PM
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon Has 'Sea Level' Like Earth

Vast Ligeia Mare in False Color

Saturn's moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recent paper from NASA's Cassini mission reveals a new way this world and our own are eerily similar.

01/16/2018 02:01 PM
Sneak Peek of JPL Missions and Activities

Solar arrays on NASA's InSight lander

The year 2017 marked several milestones in science, technology and flight projects for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California.

01/11/2018 02:01 PM
Steep Slopes on Mars Reveal Structure of Buried Ice

Pit on Mars

Researchers using NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars' surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes.

01/11/2018 02:01 PM
Multi-planet System Found Through Crowdsourcing

This artist concept shows K2-138

A system of at least five exoplanets has been discovered by citizen scientists through a project called Exoplanet Explorers.

01/11/2018 02:01 PM
NASA's Great Observatories Team Up to Find Magnified and Stretched Image of Distant Galaxy

Hubble Space Telescope image

An intensive survey by NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes has yielded the farthest galaxy yet seen in an image stretched and amplified by gravitational lensing.

01/11/2018 02:01 PM
NASA Space Telescopes Provide a 3-D Journey Through the Orion Nebula

This image showcases both the visible and infrared visualizations of the Orion Nebula

Data from NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes were combined to make a three-dimensional, fly-through view of the picturesque Orion Nebula.

01/11/2018 02:01 PM
GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas

Artist's illustration of a concept for NASA's GeoCarb mission

A new NASA Earth satellite mission may transform our understanding of the global carbon cycle by mapping key carbon gases from a new vantage point: geostationary orbit.

01/04/2018 02:01 PM
NASA Sees First Direct Proof of Ozone Hole Recovery

Antarctic ozone hole

For the first time, direct satellite observations of the ozone hole have shown that ozone-destroying chlorine levels are declining, resulting in less ozone depletion.

01/03/2018 02:01 PM
Lightening Up Soybean Leaves May Boost Food Supply

Lighter and darker soybeans used in the research

Lightening the color of soybean leaves may increase the growth and yield of this major world food crop.

01/02/2018 02:01 PM
NASA-led Study Solves a Methane Puzzle

Map of the world from space highlighting burn areas.

A new calculation of methane emissions from global fires resolves what looked like irreconcilable differences in explaining the recent methane increase.

12/22/2017 02:12 PM
Arecibo Radar Returns with Asteroid Phaethon Images

Radar images of near-Earth asteroid 3200 Phaethon

Months after Hurricane Maria, the Arecibo Observatory Planetary Radar has resumed normal operations, providing high-resolution images of the asteroid 3200 Phaethon Earth flyby.

12/21/2017 02:12 PM
Wet Winters May Not Dampen Small Wildfires

Dried grass

A wet winter corresponds to more small wildfires in the following fire season, not fewer, as is commonly assumed.

12/20/2017 02:12 PM
NASA Chooses New Frontiers Mission Finalists

Artist's illustration of our solar system

NASA selects a comet sample return mission and a drone-like rotorcraft that would explore potential landing sites on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.

12/20/2017 02:12 PM
Prototype Space Sensors Take Test Ride on NASA ER-2

The view from NASA's ER-2

Scientists have completed flight tests of prototype potential satellite sensors probing basic science questions about aerosols, clouds, air quality and global ocean ecosystems

12/14/2017 02:12 PM
Artificial Intelligence, NASA Data Used to Discover Eighth Planet Circling Distant Star

Artist's concept of Kepler-90 system

Our solar system now is tied for most number of planets around a single star, with the discovery of an eighth planet circling a Sun-like star 2,545 light years from Earth.

12/13/2017 02:12 PM
Next-Generation GRACE Satellites Arrive at Launch Site

A crate containing one of the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites

A pair of U.S./German Earth research satellites with some very big shoes to fill is now at California 's Vandenberg Air Force Base to begin final preparations for launch.

12/13/2017 02:12 PM
Mars Mission Sheds Light on Habitability of Distant Planets

This illustration depicts charged particles from a solar storm

How long might a Mars-like planet of a red-dwarf star be habitable? It's a complex question but one that NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution mission can help answer.

12/13/2017 02:12 PM
Sierras Lost Water Weight, Grew Taller During Drought

Sierra Nevada range

Loss of water from Sierra Nevada rocks caused the California mountains to rise almost an inch during the recent drought.

12/12/2017 02:12 PM
Bright Areas on Ceres Suggest Geologic Activity

Bright areas of Occator Crater

Scientists have a better sense of how bright areas on Ceres formed and changed over time -- processes indicative of an active, evolving world.

12/11/2017 02:12 PM
NASA's Juno Probes the Depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

animation simulates the motion of clouds in Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds.

12/08/2017 02:12 PM
NASA Airborne Science Team Surveys California Fires

Ventura coastline is barely visible under a plume of smoke

NASA scientists are using a high-altitude aircraft and sophisticated JPL imaging spectrometer to study environmental impacts from Southern California's devastating wildfires.

12/07/2017 02:12 PM
JPL Deploys a CubeSat for Astronomy

JPL CubeSat named ASTERIA

A training program allowed early-career engineers to test an innovative design.

12/06/2017 02:12 PM
NASA Mars Rover Team's Tilted Winter Strategy Works

Perseverance Valley on Mars

NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has passed the shortest-daylight weeks of the Martian year with its solar panels in clean condition for a potential dust-storm season in 2018.

12/06/2017 02:12 PM
Found: Most Distant Black Hole

Artist's concept shows the most distant supermassive black hole ever discovered

Scientists have uncovered a rare relic from the early universe: the farthest known supermassive black hole.

12/01/2017 02:12 PM
JPL Invention Challenge: Students, Pros, Wiffle Balls

Team Golden Tulip

Students from as far away as Tanzania and Ethiopia joined JPL professionals in the annual Invention Challenge.

12/01/2017 02:12 PM
The Voyagers in Popular Culture

Each Voyager spacecraft carries a copy of the Golden Record

The Voyagers have been featured in many movies, TV shows and songs during the course of their epic 40-year journeys.

12/01/2017 02:12 PM
Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft.

The Voyager team is able to use a set of four backup thrusters, dormant since 1980, for orienting the spacecraft.

11/30/2017 02:11 PM
Take the Driver's Seat on Sea Level Science

A simulation by VESL of Columbia Glacier, Alaska

Anyone with a computer can take the driver's seat using this new NASA model of sea level rise and ice sheet melt.

11/29/2017 02:11 PM
Exoplanet Has Smothering Stratosphere Without Water

Artist's illustration of a hot Jupiter

The massive exoplanet WASP-18b seems to have a smothering stratosphere loaded with carbon monoxide and devoid of water.

11/28/2017 02:11 PM
NASA Builds its Next Mars Rover Mission

Artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover

The 2020 mission's hardware is coming together at JPL.

11/28/2017 02:11 PM
NASA Finds VA Metro Area Is Sinking Unevenly

Motorists crossing a flooded street

The Hampton Roads metropolitan area is sinking at highly uneven rates, with a few spots subsiding 7 to 10 times faster than the area average.

11/21/2017 02:11 PM
Drone Race: Human Versus Artificial Intelligence

JPL engineers recently finished developing three drones

Artificial intelligence could soon match the skills of professional drone pilots.

11/21/2017 02:11 PM
Cassini Image Mosaic: A Farewell to Saturn


A bevy of color images was assembled to produce the mission's final end-to-end look at the planet and its rings.

11/20/2017 02:11 PM
NASA Links Port-City Sea Levels to Regional Ice Melt

The contribution of melting ice in Greenland

A new NASA tool that links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice may help coastal planners prepare for future rising seas.

11/20/2017 02:11 PM
Solar System's First Interstellar Visitor Dazzles Scientists

Artist's concept of interstellar asteroid 1I/2017 U1

New data reveal first detected interstellar object to be a rocky, and up to one-quarter mile (400 meters) long and highly-elongated-perhaps 10 times as long as it is wide.

11/20/2017 02:11 PM
Recurring Martian Streaks: Flowing Sand, Not Water?

Inner slope of a Martian crater

Seasonal dark streaks on Mars that previously were described as possible signs of flowing water have steep slopes that are better matches to dry flow processes.

11/17/2017 02:11 PM
New NASA Insights into the Secret Lives of Plants

Kuskokwim River near McGrath, Alaska

Three NASA missions launching in the next two years will look at vegetation across our living planet to investigate the role of plants in Earth's carbon and water cycles.

11/16/2017 02:11 PM
NASA Survey Technique Estimates Congo Forest's Carbon

Sabinyo volcano and thick forest in Virunga National Park

The equivalent of up to three-quarters of the carbon stored in contiguous U.S. forests is locked in the living vegetation of one African country, according to new research.

11/16/2017 02:11 PM
Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to have Atmosphere

Illustration of super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e

A super-Earth exoplanet thought to sport lava lakes on its hot side, 55 Cancri e, likely also wears an atmosphere with ingredients similar to Earth's, a new study indicates.

11/15/2017 02:11 PM
Our Living Planet Shapes the Search for Life Beyond Earth

Image of Earth and future exoplanet observation

The knowledge and tools NASA has developed to study life on Earth will be a great asset to the study of planets beyond our solar system.

11/14/2017 02:11 PM
NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Performs First Supersonic Parachute Test

58-foot-tall Black Brant IX sounding rocket launches from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

First flight tests of the mission's supersonic parachute have yielded dramatic video.

11/13/2017 02:11 PM
Listening for Gravitational Waves Using Pulsars

This computer simulation shows the collision of two black holes, which produces gravitational waves.

To explore low-frequency gravitational waves, researchers look to a natural experiment in the sky called a pulsar timing array.

11/09/2017 02:11 PM
Dawn Explores Ceres' Interior Evolution

Pit chains on dwarf planet Ceres called Samhain Catenae

Surface features on Ceres and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think.

11/07/2017 02:11 PM
Hot News from the Antarctic Underground

Illustration of flowing water under the Antarctic ice sheet

A geothermal heat source may help explain why West Antarctica's ice sheet is so unstable.

11/06/2017 02:11 PM
Powering Saturn's Active Ocean Moon

A dramatic plume sprays water ice and vapor from the south polar region of Saturn's moon Enceladus.

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.

11/03/2017 01:11 PM
Astronomers Complete First International Asteroid Tracking Exercise

Asteroid 2012 TC4

An international team of astronomers led by NASA scientists successfully completed the first global exercise using a real asteroid to test global response capabilities.

11/03/2017 01:11 PM
More Than 2.4 Million Names Are Going to Mars

A spacecraft specialist in a clean room where the InSight lander is being tested, affixes a dime-size chip onto the lander deck.

An open call generated overwhelming response from the public.

11/02/2017 01:11 PM
Juno Aces Eighth Science Pass of Jupiter, Names New Project Manager

Juno Over Jupiter's South Pole (Illustration)

NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

11/01/2017 01:11 PM
Overlooked Treasure: The First Evidence of Exoplanets

Artist concept of an exoplanet and debris disk orbiting a polluted white dwarf. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The Mount Wilson telescopes were ahead of their time -- in one case, capturing signs of distant worlds that wouldn't be recognized for a century.

11/01/2017 01:11 PM
New Greenland Maps Show More Glaciers at Risk

Side by side maps of Greenland - showing color coded topography of sea level change

New maps of Greenland's seafloor and bedrock show that two to four times as many coastal glaciers are at risk of accelerated melting as previously thought.

11/01/2017 01:11 PM
Martian Ridge Brings Out Rover's Color Talents

image from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity rover illustrates how special filters are used to scout terrain.

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.

10/31/2017 01:10 PM
NASA Estimates the Global Reach of Atmospheric Rivers

This visualization uses satellite data to show the movement of water vapor and precipitation as an atmospheric river slams into California.

A recent study estimates the global impact of atmospheric rivers on floods and droughts, as well as the number of people affected by these atmospheric phenomena.

10/31/2017 01:10 PM
Next Mars Rover Will Have 23 'Eyes'

Selection of the 23 cameras on NASA's 2020 Mars rover

Over the last 20 years, rover cameras have become smaller, less costly and more numerous.

10/30/2017 01:10 PM
NuSTAR Probes Black Hole Jet Mystery

This artist's concept shows a black hole with an accretion disk.

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.

10/27/2017 01:10 PM
Prolific Earth Gravity Satellites End Science Mission

Illustration of the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites in orbit.

After more than 15 productive years in orbit, the U.S./German GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite mission has ended science operations.

10/26/2017 01:10 PM
NASA Center Directors Launch World Series Bragging Rights Duel

JPL baseball fans sported Dodger blue for a quick photo in mission control

The World Series has launched a friendly competition between JPL support of their home team, the L.A. Dodgers, and NASA's Johnson Space Center cheering for the Houston Astros.

10/26/2017 01:10 PM
Small Asteroid or Comet 'Visits' from Beyond the Solar System

A/2017 U1 is most likely of interstellar origin.

A small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy.

10/26/2017 01:10 PM
Dawn Finds Possible Ancient Ocean Remnants at Ceres

This animation shows dwarf planet Ceres as seen by NASA's Dawn.

Ceres' crust as we see it today, with its mixture of ice, salts and hydrated materials, represents most of the dwarf planet's ancient ocean, scientists say.