News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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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.
07/24/2017 01:07 PM
Saturn Surprises As Cassini Continues its Grand Finale
As NASA's Cassini spacecraft makes its unprecedented series of weekly dives between Saturn and its rings, scientists are finding -- so far -- that the planet's magnetic field has no discernable tilt.
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.