News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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08/02/2018 01:08 PM
The Fading Ghost of a Long-Dead Star
Thin, red veins of energized gas mark the location of one of the larger supernova remnants in the Milky Way galaxy in this image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
07/31/2018 01:07 PM
Students Can Now Build Their Own Rover Model
Students, hobbyists and others can get a taste of what it's like to construct a scaled-down version of a Mars rover with, instructions from JPL's Open Source Rover Project.
07/26/2018 01:07 PM
Opportunity Hunkers Down During Dust Storm
It's the beginning of the end for the huge dust storm on Mars. But it could be weeks or months before the Opportunity rover has a chance to recharge its batteries and phone home.
07/25/2018 01:07 PM
JPL Interns: 'How I'm Spending My Summer Vacation'
In honor of National Intern Day on July 26, JPL is celebrating the 700 students from around the country who are spending their summer working on space-related projects at the laboratory.
07/23/2018 01:07 PM
NASA's 'Space Botanist' Gathers First Data
Days after its successful installation on the International Space Station, ECOSTRESS has collected its first science data on Earth's surface temperature.
07/03/2018 01:07 PM
Tiny Cameras Snap Pictures of Great Lake
These images of Lake Superior are the first from the CubeSat Multispectral Observation System (CUMULOS), which tests commercial sensors for weather and environmental monitoring.
07/02/2018 01:07 PM
First Laser Light for GRACE Follow-On
The laser ranging interferometer (LRI) instrument has been successfully switched on aboard the recently launched twin U.S./German Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) satellites.
06/28/2018 01:06 PM
Four Other Things ECOSTRESS Can See
ECOSTRESS will track heat stress in plants, but heat is a warning sign in other areas, too. Here are four other fields where the super-precise temperature data could help.
06/28/2018 01:06 PM
NASA Uses Earth as Laboratory to Study Distant Worlds
A new study uses Earth as a stand-in for an exoplanet and shows that even with very little light -- as little as one pixel -- it is still possible to measure key characteristics of distant worlds.
06/27/2018 01:06 PM
Complex Organics Bubble up from Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has revealed complex organic molecules originating from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus, strengthening the idea that this ocean world hosts conditions suitable for life.
06/27/2018 01:06 PM
The interstellar object 'Oumuamua perplexed scientists in October 2017 as it whipped past Earth at an unusually high speed.
06/25/2018 01:06 PM
NASA Asks: Will We Know Life When We See It?
Leading researchers in astronomy, biology and geology came together to take stock of the search for life on distant planets and take steps to move related sciences forward.
06/22/2018 01:06 PM
SpaceX CRS-15 Briefings and Events
Launch is targeted no earlier than 2:42 a.m. PDT Friday, June 29, for a resupply mission to the International Space Station, with cargo including ECOSTRESS, developed by JPL.
06/01/2018 01:06 PM
NASA CubeSats Steer Toward Mars
NASA has achieved a first for the class of tiny spacecraft known as CubeSats, which are opening new access to space.
05/21/2018 01:05 PM
GRACE-FO Spacecraft Ready to Launch
Twin satellites that will monitor Earth's water cycle are scheduled to launch Tuesday in a unique rideshare arrangement.
05/14/2018 01:05 PM
Old Data Reveal New Evidence of Europa Plumes
Scientists re-examining data from an old mission bring new insights to the tantalizing question of whether Jupiter's moon Europa has the ingredients to support life.
05/07/2018 01:05 PM
NASA Satellite Detects Kilauea Fissures
The eruption of Kilauea Volcano on the island of Hawaii
triggered a number of gas- and lava-oozing fissures in the East Riff Zone of