News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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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
05/02/2018 01:05 PM
GRACE-FO: Cracking a Cold Case
Melting polar ice doesn't raise global sea level evenly, like filling a sink. GRACE-FO can help scientists understand differences in sea level rise on the world's coastlines.
04/26/2018 01:04 PM
Results of Heat Shield Testing
A post-test inspection of the composite structure for a heat shield to be used on the Mars 2020 mission revealed that a fracture occurred during structural testing.
04/26/2018 01:04 PM
Before the Flood Arrives
River floods are one of Earth's most common and devastating natural disasters. A NASA study analyzes how river-observing satellites can better help mitigate their effects.
04/20/2018 01:04 PM
Four Years of NASA NEOWISE Data
NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its fourth year of survey data.
04/17/2018 01:04 PM
NASA Nominated for Six Webby Awards
NASA digital communications have been recognized with nominations for six Webby Awards, the highest honor for online communications. Public voting is open through April 19.
03/26/2018 01:03 PM
NASA Renews Focus on Earth's Frozen Regions
In 2018, NASA will intensify its focus on one of the most critical but remote parts of our changing planet with the launch of two new satellite missions and an array of airborne campaigns.
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.