News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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01/16/2018 02:01 PM
Cassini Finds Saturn Moon Has 'Sea Level' Like Earth
Saturn's moon Titan may be nearly a billion miles away from Earth, but a recently published paper based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft reveals a new way this distant world and our own are eerily similar.
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.
10/19/2017 01:10 PM
Dawn Mission Extended at Ceres
NASA has authorized a second extension of the Dawn mission at Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
10/16/2017 01:10 PM
Fresh Findings From Cassini
New insights from the Saturn spacecraft's exploration are being presented this week at the American Astronomical Society Division for Planetary Science meeting.
10/12/2017 01:10 PM
New Insights From OCO-2 Showcased in Science
OCO-2 data are revealing subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth, as demonstrated by a diverse special collection of research papers in the journal Science.
10/11/2017 01:10 PM
Giant Exoplanet Hunters: Look for Debris Disks
A study finds that giant exoplanets that orbit far from their stars are more likely to be found around young stars that have a disk of dust and debris than those without disks.
10/11/2017 01:10 PM
Reconstructing Cassini's Plunge into Saturn
Analysis of science data from the spacecraft's final plunge is ongoing, but Cassini engineers already have a clear understanding of how the spacecraft behaved during its dive.
10/04/2017 01:10 PM
The Super-Earth that Came Home for Dinner
Evidence is growing for the existence of Planet 9 -- a world perhaps 10 times the mass of Earth and 20 times farther from the Sun than Neptune.
09/27/2017 01:09 PM
Dawn Mission Celebrates 10 Years in Space
Ten years ago, NASA's Dawn spacecraft set sail for the two most massive bodies in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter: giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres.
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.