News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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06/30/2017 01:06 PM
Veteran Ocean Satellite to Assume Added Role
A veteran oceanography satellite that has expanded our knowledge of global sea level, ocean currents and climate will take on an added role: improving maps of the sea floor.
06/26/2017 01:06 PM
Lightning Sparking More Boreal Forest Fires
A new study finds lightning storms were the main driver of recent massive fire years in Alaska and northern Canada, with the storms likely to migrate north as climate warms.
06/23/2017 01:06 PM
Mars Rover Opportunity on Walkabout Near Rim
NASA's senior Mars rover, Opportunity, is examining rocks at the edge of Endeavour Crater for signs that they may have been either transported by a flood or eroded in place by wind.
06/22/2017 01:06 PM
Witness Cassini's Finale at Saturn Live from JPL
NASA invites social media users to apply for access to Cassini end-of-mission events at JPL, culminating with the spacecraft's entry into Saturn's atmosphere early Sept. 15.
06/13/2017 01:06 PM
NuSTAR's First Five Years in Space
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of NASA's NuSTAR space mission, the mission's lead scientist, Fiona Harrison of Caltech, talks about some of her favorite images.
06/08/2017 01:06 PM
The Art of Exoplanets
How do you visualize distant worlds that you can't see? A team of artists uses scientific data to imagine exoplanets and other astrophysical phenomena.
06/07/2017 01:06 PM
New Clues to Boomerang Nebula Mystery
An ancient, red giant star in the throes of a frigid death has produced the coldest known object in the cosmos: the Boomerang Nebula.
05/18/2017 01:05 PM
NASA's CPEX Tackles a Weather Fundamental
A field campaign this June has a real shot at improving meteorologists' ability to answer some of the most fundamental weather questions: Where will it rain? When? How much?
05/17/2017 01:05 PM
Film Premiere - 'To The Rescue'
"To the Rescue," chronicling JPL's efforts to save the prestigious, expensive, myopic Hubble Space Telescope, premieres Tuesday evening, May 23 at Caltech. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis.
05/16/2017 01:05 PM
Movie Shows Ceres at Opposition from Sun
NASA's Dawn spacecraft successfully observed Ceres at opposition on April 29, taking images from a position exactly between the sun and Ceres' surface.
05/11/2017 01:05 PM
'Warm Neptune' Has Unexpectedly Primitive Atmosphere
A study combining observations from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes reveals that the distant planet HAT-P-26b has a primitive atmosphere composed almost entirely of hydrogen and helium.
05/04/2017 01:05 PM
Dawn Mission Honored by RNASA Foundation
Members of NASA's Dawn mission were honored with awards from the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement (RNASA) Foundation at a banquet in Houston on April 28, 2017.
05/04/2017 01:05 PM
AIRS: 15 Years of Seeing What's in the Air
The 15-year-old AIRS instrument is an asset for weather forecasters and climate scientists worldwide, providing detailed 3-D maps of the atmosphere's weather-making layer.
05/04/2017 01:05 PM
NASA Rover Samples Active Linear Dune on Mars
As it drives uphill from a band of rippled sand dunes, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is toting a fistful of dark sand for onboard analysis that will complete its investigation of those dunes.
05/01/2017 01:05 PM
Cassini Finds 'The Big Empty' Close to Saturn
As Cassini prepares for its second dive between Saturn and its rings, engineers are pleased that data from the mission's April 26 dive show the region is largely dust-free.
04/21/2017 01:04 PM
New Look at 2004's Martian Hole-in-One Site
A new observation from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captures the landing platform the rover Opportunity left behind in Eagle Crater more than 13 years and 27 miles ago.
04/19/2017 01:04 PM
Landslides on Ceres Reflect Ice Content
As NASA's Dawn spacecraft continues exploring Ceres, evidence mounts that the enigmatic dwarf planet retains a significant amount of water ice.
04/06/2017 01:04 PM
Asteroid to Fly Safely Past Earth on April 19
A fairly large asteroid discovered nearly three years ago will safely pass about 1.1 million miles from Earth on April 19. That's about 4.6 times the Earth-moon distance.
03/29/2017 01:03 PM
Prolific Mars Orbiter Completes 50,000 Orbits
The most data-productive Mars spacecraft passed orbit 50,000 this week, continuing to compile the most sharp-eyed global coverage ever gathered by a camera at the Red Planet.