Tag: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Europa Clipper Mission And Lander To Find Life In Icy Galilean Moon

NASA brings the search for alien life to an unfamiliar terrain by sending a flyby mission with a lander to Jupiter's icy moon. Underneath the icy-crusted Europa is a large amount of saltwater where life possibly exists.

Space March 13, 2017

NASA's New Coral Research Program Will Take Place From 23,000 Feet Above

NASA has launched a novel scientific program that aims to take coral reef study on a whole new level. The project aims to save the world's coral reef ecosystem.

Earth/Environment June 10, 2016

A Glimpse Of Space Tourism: NASA Outs 'Visions Of The Future' Posters

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has unveiled new posters that advertise the possibility of exploring destinations in space. The artworks were produced by artists working at the JPL's design studio.

Space February 11, 2016

NASA's Jupiter Probe Juno Sets Solar-Powered Spacecraft Distance Record

The spacecraft Juno, which is on a mission to study Jupiter, broke the distance record to become the furthest traveling solar-powered probe in space.

Space January 14, 2016

NASA Snaps Pics Of 'Space Peanut' As It Passes By Earth

NASA scientists have produced radar images of the peanut-shaped asteroid known as 1999 JD6, which passed near the Earth, through the use of the 230-foot Deep Space Network antenna in California and the 330-foot National Science Foundation Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia.

Space August 3, 2015

Scientists Find Nearest Rocky Exoplanet Ever Found

Using the Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA scientists have discovered a rocky exoplanet that is believed to be the closest one to the Earth. The new planet, dubbed HD 219134b, is approximately 1.6 times larger than the Earth and located around 21 light-years away.

Space July 31, 2015

NASA's Preparation For Europa Exploration On Full Blast: Biggest Hope To Find Alien Life?

NASA has announced on Wednesday that the planning for the Europa project has reached the formulation phase, which means the space agency will push through with the development of the mission design and requirements. Once mission receives its final approval, the launch date of the space probe could be scheduled for the 2020s.

Space June 22, 2015

NASA Refuses To Go Surfing: Flying Saucer Test Called Off Due To High Waves

The scheduled launch of NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator has been postponed due to unfavorable water conditions in the Pacific Ocean. The decelerator is designed to test technologies that could one day be used for future missions on Mars.

Space June 3, 2015

NASA's FINDER Radar Saves Lives In Nepal By Detecting Heartbeats Through Piles Of Debris

A pair of NASA's FINDER prototype located four men trapped beneath up to ten feet of debris in the aftermath of Nepal's Gorkha earthquake. FINDER can pinpoint the location of a heartbeat under up to 30 feet of rubble.

May 7, 2015

NASA Dawn Spacecraft First To Orbit Dwarf Planet Ceres: What Will It Find?

The Dawn spacecraft now obits Ceres, its second target object in the asteroid belt. Scientists hope that the spacecraft would provide answers to the mysteries surrounding the dwarf planet as well as give hints on the beginning of the solar system.

Space March 7, 2015

Astronomers Find Massive Exoplanet With Four Parent Stars

Exoplanets may be ways away from the solar system but they intrigue researchers just the same. A recent study has found an exoplanet with four parent stars, only the second to be discovered so far.

Space March 5, 2015

Could Europa Be Home To Alien Life? White House Approves NASA's Mission To Find Out

The Europa Clipper could be on the way to a rendezvous with a satellite which could be home to alien life. What could the spacecraft find there?

Space February 3, 2015

Curiosity Tests 'Mojave' Rock for Drilling

Mojave is a rock on Mars that may contain salt left over from an ancient lake on the Red Planet. What could drilling into the feature tell us about Earth's planetary neighbor?

Space January 15, 2015

What Did Curiosity Discover This Year?

The Curiosity rover on Mars spent 2014 discovering secrets of the Red Planet. What were its greatest discoveries of the year?

Space December 10, 2014

Mars' Gale Crater Once Held Vast Lake

Gale Crater on Mars may have once held a vast lake, long ago. So, how did a three-mile-high mountain get there?

Space December 8, 2014

Deep ocean hasn't been warming, NASA finds

Deep ocean water has not risen in temperature due to climate change, a new study from JPL reports.

Earth/Environment October 6, 2014

Neptune moon Triton looks exquisite in latest NASA color map

Triton has been imaged like never before, from images taken 25 years ago by Voyager 2.

Space August 24, 2014

NASA Mars-bound flying saucer blasts into near space [Video]

NASA tests saucer-shaped test vehicles using the latest Low Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) technology. The technology may be used for future Mars missions.

Space August 9, 2014

Three massive volcanic eruptions rock Jupiter moon Io

Last year, scientists have recorded three huge volcanic eruptions on the innermost moon of Jupiter called Io. They are hoping to find more out of these occurrences.

Space August 6, 2014

NASA Opportunity Mars rover sets off-Earth driving record

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover broke the record of Russia’s Lunokhod 2 rover in terms of driving distance off-Earth, providing further possibility for scientific exploration and discovery. Here’s what the agency recorded.

Space July 30, 2014

NASA gives green light for construction of InSight Mars lander

NASA’s Interior Exploration Using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport or InSight will serve as the groundwork for the agency's bold step of sending astronauts to Mars by 2030.

Space May 22, 2014

Young galaxy behaves with surprising maturity, startles astronomers

Relatively young galaxy surprises astronomers by not "acting its age." Its calm demeanor is much more like a settled, mature galaxy like our Milky Way, they say.

Space May 4, 2014

Mars Curiosity Rover starts drilling at Windjana

After the past two drilling since its arrival on Mars in 2012, National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Curiosity Mars rover is off to another drilling escapade. Its next target? A slab of sandstone in the Gale Crater.

Space April 30, 2014

NASA says new satellite will measure global carbon dioxide levels and human impact on the world's carbon cycle

U.S. satellite to monitor effect of human activity on carbon dioxide emission levels, climate change.

Earth/Environment April 6, 2014

RoboSimian by JPL favorite to win DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals 2014: Here's why

RoboSimian created by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has advanced to the finals of DARPA's Robotics Challenge.

FUTURE TECH January 15, 2014

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