News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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03/22/2018 01:03 PM
Mars Curiosity Celebrates Sol 2,000
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.
03/20/2018 01:03 PM
New 'AR' Mobile App Features 3-D NASA Spacecraft
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 Mars Mission Tours California
InSight will be the first mission to another planet launched from the West Coast. It launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base in May.
03/12/2018 01:03 PM
Witness First Mars Launch from West Coast
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.
03/07/2018 02:03 PM
Celebrate Pi Day, the NASA Way!
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.
02/23/2018 02:02 PM
CloudSat Exits the 'A-Train'
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.
02/16/2018 02:02 PM
Spacecraft Exits Safe Mode
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.
02/13/2018 02:02 PM
New Study Finds Sea Level Rise Accelerating
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
When it launches in 2020, NASA's next Mars rover will carry a chunk of Martian meteorite on board.
01/24/2018 02:01 PM
NASA Covers Wildfires from Many Sources
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.
01/11/2018 02:01 PM
GeoCarb: A New View of Carbon Over the Americas
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.
01/02/2018 02:01 PM
NASA-led Study Solves a Methane Puzzle
A new calculation of methane emissions from global fires resolves what looked like irreconcilable differences in explaining the recent methane increase.
12/06/2017 02:12 PM
Found: Most Distant Black Hole
Scientists have uncovered a rare relic from the early universe: the farthest known supermassive black hole.
12/01/2017 02:12 PM
The Voyagers in Popular Culture
The Voyagers have been featured in many movies, TV shows and songs during the course of their epic 40-year journeys.
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.