• NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Drops in on Death Valley
    on May 24, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    Flight tests of the Mars 2020 Lander Vision System, which will help guide NASA's next Mars mission to a safe touchdown on the Red Planet, are taking place in the California desert. […]

  • Comet Provides New Clues to Origins of Earth's Oceans
    on May 23, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    New observations reveal that water in comets and Earth's oceans may share common composition, suggesting more comets than previously thought could have delivered water to Earth. […]

  • NASA's Mars 2020 Gets a Dose of Space Here on Earth
    on May 23, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    NASA's Mars 2020 spacecraft has completed tests that are the best Earthly approximations what the spacecraft will endure duriAV ng launch and interplanetary cruise. […]

  • Shaw Prize in Astronomy Awarded to Ed Stone
    on May 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    The prestigious prize has been given to Caltech's Ed Stone, former director of JPL and the long-time project scientist for NASA's Voyager mission. […]

  • NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover
    on May 21, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    From now till Sept. 30, the public can submit names to be stenciled on microchips that will fly on the Mars 2020 rover and receive a souvenir boarding pass. […]

  • NASA's Juno Finds Changes in Jupiter's Magnetic Field
    on May 20, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection of a planetary magnetic field that changes over time, a phenomenon called secular variation. […]

  • Seasonal Monsoon Rains Block Key Ocean Current
    on May 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    A major ocean current connecting the Pacific and Indian oceans slows dramatically during northwest Asia Monsoon season. Now, scientists have figured out why. […]

  • Mars 2020 Is Coming Together
    on May 17, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet. […]

  • Planet-Hunter CubeSat Images Los Angeles
    on May 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    The only small satellite in orbit that can also look for new planets beyond the solar system, ASTERIA recently peered down at Earth to capture an image of a star-filled city. […]

  • Oscar Avalos Dreams in Titanium
    on May 16, 2019 at 7:05 pm

    As wide-eyed visitors descend on the machine shop at Explore JPL, 36-year veteran and group lead Oscar Avalos will be there to greet them-and maybe help change a life the way the shop once saved his own. […]