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"27.04.2017 19:48:12" Cassini's First Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings Tease: After the first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft called home to mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. See highlights from the scene at JPL on
"24.04.2017 15:43:56" NASA VR: Cassini's Grand Finale (360 view) Dive between Saturn and its rings with NASA's Cassini spacecraft in the final chapter of its mission. In this 360-degree video, you are traveling along with the spacecraft at tens of thousands of miles per hour as it makes one of 22 planned dives through
"19.04.2017 17:45:53" Crazy Engineering: Astrodynamics NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for nearly 13 years, is beginning its Grand Finale — and it's thanks to some Crazy Engineering! A team of engineers called astrodynamicists used math and physics to plot a course for the hardy spacecraft
"19.04.2017 02:13:31" NASA Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 JO25 Radar images of asteroid 2014 JO25 were generated and collected on April 18, 2017, by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert. At the time, asteroid 2014 JO25 was 1.9 million miles (3 million kilometers) from Earth. The asteroid
"13.04.2017 21:57:47" NASA: News Conference on Oceans Beyond Earth News conference held on April 13, 2017. NASA announces two missions are providing new details about icy, ocean-bearing moons of Jupiter and Saturn. In one discovery, NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles
"13.04.2017 17:57:43" NASA: Ingredients for Life at Saturn’s Moon Enceladus NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus. The discovery means the small, icy moon — which has a global ocean under its surface — has a source of chemical energy that could be
"10.04.2017 15:48:44" Sunlight & Science (live public talk) Original air date: April 6 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
Earth science is a key to understanding our universe. Planetary science relies on ideas and technologies developed and tested here on Earth. Like a Star Trek "sensor sweep," a technique of
"04.04.2017 22:21:19" Preview Cassini's Grand Finale NASA held a news conference at noon PDT (3 p.m. EDT) Tuesday, April 4, at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, to preview the beginning of Cassini's final mission segment, known as the Grand Finale, which begins in late April.
"04.04.2017 18:45:25" NASA at Saturn: Cassini's Grand Finale The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini's Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What
"31.03.2017 00:27:36" Exploring Ocean Worlds with NASA Robots The search for life beyond Earth needs robots. But to explore distant ocean worlds like Europa, we’ll need a new set of tools to drill through ice, reach faraway samples and cross difficult terrain. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently finished a
"30.03.2017 22:12:13" What's Up for April 2017 What's up in the night sky this April? Jupiter, king of the planets is visible all night long, and the Lyrids meteor shower peaks on April 22. For more astronomy events near you, visit the Night Sky Network site at https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/
"20.03.2017 16:49:36" Cold Atom Lab: The Coolest Spot in the Universe (live public talk) Original air date: March 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0300 UTC)
The Cold Atom Laboratory (CAL) is a multi-user facility for the study of ultra-cold quantum gases. CAL is scheduled to launch in August of 2017 and then be installed by astronauts into
"15.03.2017 16:07:21" 15 Years of GRACE Earth Observations For 15 years, the GRACE mission has unlocked mysteries of how water moves around our planet. It gave us the first view of underground aquifers from space, and shows how fast polar ice sheets and mountain glaciers are melting.
For more information about
"01.03.2017 01:32:58" What's Up for March 2017 This month the moon hides red Aldebaran, Venus and Mercury show their phases. Find more astronomy information and events in your area by visiting https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/
"28.02.2017 01:13:27" Dust Devils On Mars Seen by NASA's Curiosity Rover On recent summer afternoons on Mars, navigation cameras aboard NASA's Curiosity Mars rover observed several whirlwinds carrying Martian dust across Gale Crater. Dust devils result from sunshine warming the ground, prompting convective rising of air. All
"22.02.2017 21:37:07" NASA TRAPPIST-1 News Original air date: Feb. 22, 2017 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET, 1800 UTC)
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revelaed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the
"22.02.2017 18:00:16" NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1. Three of these planets are firmly in the habitable zone.
Over 21 days, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope measured
"22.02.2017 18:00:13" NASA VR: On the Surface of Planet TRAPPIST-1d (360 view) This 360-degree panorama depicts the surface of a newly detected planet, TRAPPIST-1d, part of a seven planet system some 40 light years away. You can explore this artist’s rendering of an alien world by moving the view using your mouse or your mobile
"22.02.2017 18:00:11" TRAPPIST-1: Weirdest habitable worlds A new discovery by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed seven Earth-sized planets around the M dwarf star known as TRAPPIST-1. Three of them lie in what is known as the habitable zone -- where there is the potential for liquid water. It is the
"16.02.2017 23:25:06" Enceladus: Cassini Cracks the Case of the Icy Moon How Cassini’s sleuthing revealed an active ocean world in orbit around Saturn. For more info, visit https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/
"11.02.2017 05:44:56" Glacier Change and Sea Level Rise (live public talk) Earth scientist Alex Gardner reveals a world of rapid change as seen through the eyes of a NASA glaciologist. Glaciers and ice sheets hold massive amounts of freshwater locked up as ice. These stores of freshwater feed water supplies that support millions
"01.02.2017 16:33:25" What's Up for February 2017 Use Venus and Mars to find the zodiacal light, plus two comets and the brightest asteroid. Find more astronomy information and events in your area by visiting https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/ .
"24.01.2017 16:18:21" Six Ways Opportunity is like a Teenager On January 24, 2017, the Opportunity rover celebrates her 13 years on Mars. On Earth, she's officially a teenager and has been behaving like one.
For more info on the mission and to see images Opportunity sent back from the surface of Mars, visit
"18.01.2017 16:14:26" Rover Ride-Along in the Mars Yard (360 Video) Get a robot’s-eye-view of the “Mars Yard,” a terrain simulation area at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where rover hardware and software is tested before being sent to the Red Planet. Ride alongside, atop and below the Scarecrow test mobility double for
"17.01.2017 16:21:43" Exoplanets: The Quest for Strange New Worlds Original air date: January 12 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0300 UTC)
Planets orbiting other stars, or exoplanets, have become an important field of astronomical study over the past two and a half decades. Recent findings from NASA's Kepler mission suggest
"11.01.2017 18:16:12" Titan Touchdown On Jan. 14, 2005, ESA's Huygens probe made its descent to the surface of Saturn's hazy moon, Titan. Carried to Saturn by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, Huygens made the most distant landing ever on another world, and the only landing on a body in the outer
"30.12.2016 20:50:50" What's Up for January 2017 A comet, plus the moon, Venus, Mars and Quadrantid Meteor shower ring in the new year!
"21.12.2016 17:26:37" Blackhole Hunting with NuSTAR (live public talk) Original air date: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016, 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET; Dec. 16 at 0300 UTC/GMT)
Spinning black Holes, exploding Stars, and hyperluminous pulsars: Tune in to hear recent results from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.
"15.12.2016 18:25:07" NASA's Dawn Spacecraft: Flight Over Occator Crater on Dwarf Planet Ceres This video shows the intriguing Occator Crater on Ceres, home to the dwarf planet's brightest area. It may have been produced by upwelling of salt-rich liquids after the impact that formed the crater. The animated flyover includes topographic and
"08.12.2016 19:06:24" Hello, Universe: Meet Charles in JPL Software JPL Software powers all of the Lab’s missions and projects, and we're looking for talented developers to join our team. Meet Charles, one of our extraordinary software engineers. Are you a student, new grad or experienced? Apply now to "Dare Mighty
"01.12.2016 22:12:38" Hello, Universe: Meet Tiffany in JPL Software JPL Software powers all of the Lab’s missions and projects, and we're looking for talented developers to join our team. Meet Tiffany, one of our extraordinary software engineers. Are you a student, new grad or experienced? Apply now to "Dare Mighty
"01.12.2016 17:18:36" What's Up for December 2016 See Mercury, Venus and Mars all month long and a New Year’s Eve comet. With some luck, you may catch some Geminid and Ursid meteors, too. Catch up on all of NASA's missions at http://www.nasa.gov
"22.11.2016 18:01:22" Cassini’s High-Flying, Ring-Grazing Orbits Now in its final year of operations, on Nov. 30, 2016, NASA’s Cassini mission will begin a daring set of ring-grazing orbits, skimming past the outside edge of Saturn's main rings. Cassini will fly closer to Saturn’s rings than it has since its 2004
"22.11.2016 00:20:17" New Eyes on Space: James Webb Space Telescope The James Webb Space Telescope will continue to revolutionize our study of the cosmos. Slated for launch in late 2018, Webb will look deeper than either the Hubble or Spitzer Space Telescopes at infrared wavelengths. This talk will describe Webb as a
"18.11.2016 22:19:59" Hello, Universe: Meet Nat in JPL Software JPL Software powers all of the Lab’s missions and projects, and we're looking for talented developers to join our team. Meet Nat, one of our extraordinary software engineers. Are you a student, new grad or experienced? Apply now to "Dare Mighty Things"
"04.11.2016 22:00:23" Summer Clouds on Saturn's Moon Titan NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched clouds of methane moving across the far northern regions of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, on Oct. 29 and 30, 2016. Read more at http://go.nasa.gov/2fnVoBw
Saturn orbits the sun much farther than Earth, at a distance
"02.11.2016 19:39:33" 2016 Halloween Asteroid Has Its Own Gremlin Scientists captured radar data of asteroid 2003 YT1 as it passed Earth on Oct. 31, 2016 at a distance of 3.3 million miles (5.3 million km). The asteroid has its own tiny moon.
"01.11.2016 17:08:36" What's Up for November 2016 This month, learn where and when to look for Venus, Jupiter and Saturn. Plus, more meteor showers to enjoy!
"27.10.2016 16:04:36" History Rediscovered: Found Tapes Recently rediscovered audio recordings from the JPL archives, highlights the lab’s involvement in America’s early satellites for communication.
"27.10.2016 16:03:52" Explorer 1: America’s First Satellite This footage from the U.S. Army’s “The Big Picture” TV series recounts the tense days leading up to the successful launch of America’s first satellite in 1958.
"27.10.2016 16:01:55" JATO: JPL’s First Project for the Army The U.S. Army was the first patron of what would become the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, commissioning the lab to develop “jet-assisted take-off” rockets starting in 1939.
"27.10.2016 16:01:25" Corporal: America’s First Guided Ballistic Missile In mid-1944, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory embarked on the “Corporal” program to develop a guided ballistic missile.
"21.10.2016 20:28:39" Space Robotics (live public talk) Original air date: Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 02:00 UTC/GMT)
The ability to rove the surface of Mars has revolutionized NASA missions. With more advanced mobility, cliff faces, cave ceilings, and the surfaces of asteroids and comets could be
"13.10.2016 14:46:23" Spacecraft Power There are no gas stations or power outlets in space. That's why NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars--and some other NASA spacecraft that explore the solar system--use something called "radioisotope power." NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is working with the
"03.10.2016 18:23:18" NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Looks Back on Murray Buttes (360 View) This 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover while the rover was in an area called "Murray Buttes" on lower Mount Sharp, one of the most scenic landscapes yet visited by any Mars rover.
"29.09.2016 16:42:58" What's Up for October 2016 What's Up for October? Moon phases, International Observe the Moon night and three meteor showers. Watch this video to get sky maps showing where and when to look. For star parties and astronomy events near you, visit http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov.
"23.09.2016 21:33:32" Cassini: Epic Journey at Saturn (live public talk) Original air date: September 22, 2016, at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
After more than 12 years studying Saturn, its rings and moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage. The conclusion of the historic scientific
"15.09.2016 22:18:48" Four Days at Saturn NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours in April 2016 to obtain this movie showing four Saturn days.
Cassini will begin a series of dives between the planet and its rings in April 2017, building toward a dramatic end of mission
"07.09.2016 17:21:58" Dunes of Shangri-La on Saturn's Moon Titan NASA's Cassini spacecraft has radar vision that allows it to peer through the haze that surrounds Saturn's largest moon, Titan. This video focuses on Shangri-la, a large, dark area on Titan filled with dunes. The long, linear dunes are thought to be
"02.09.2016 16:04:04" Jupiter's Glow in Infrared Light As Juno approached Jupiter on August 27, 2016, it's Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument captured the planet's glow in infrared light. The full story and more images from Juno's first pass of Jupiter with all instruments on is at:
"02.09.2016 16:03:12" Juno Listens to Jupiter's Auroras Thirteen hours of radio emissions from Jupiter's intense auroras are presented here, both visually and in sound. The data was collected when the spacecraft made its first orbital pass of the gas giant on Aug 27, 2016, with all spacecraft instruments
"31.08.2016 18:03:18" What's Up for September 2016 What's up in the sky this month? An eclipse in Africa, two minor meteor showers, and planet and moon pair-ups. Plus: Get information now to help plan for the August 2017 total solar eclipse, which will span the United States from Oregon to South Carolina.
"25.08.2016 21:56:43" Spitzer Beyond NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, which launched Aug. 25, 2003, will begin an extended mission—the “Beyond” phase—on Oct. 1, 2016.
This mission was designed to last at least two-and-a-half years;
13 years later, Spitzer has operated far beyond the scope
"19.08.2016 15:54:02" NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover at Murray Buttes (360 View) Explore this Mars panorama by moving the view with your mouse or mobile device. This 360-degree panorama was acquired on Aug. 5, 2016, by the Mastcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover as the rover neared features called "Murray Buttes" on lower Mount Sharp.
"15.08.2016 22:39:10" Rosetta & the Comet (live public talk) Original air date: August 11 at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET); August 12 at 2:00 UTC
Rosetta has been one of the most difficult space missions ever attempted. After 10 years of flight, it caught up with a comet speeding at 55,000 km/h and dropped a lander on
"04.08.2016 20:29:43" Curiosity Rover Report (August 5, 2016): Four Years on Mars After four years on Mars, Curiosity rover and her operations team are now seasoned explorers, anxious to climb to greater heights on Mount Sharp.
"29.07.2016 17:52:31" What's Up for August 2016 How to spot Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the and the annual Perseid meteor shower. For more summertime skywatching tips, visit https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm.
"28.07.2016 21:41:40" Why with Nye (Ep. 8): Bill Nye Explains How Jupiter is Like a Blender Bill Nye explains how Jupiter helped spread the building blocks of life and the planet's role in the formation of our solar system. Find out more about the mission at: http://nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu
"26.07.2016 17:25:05" Ceres' Missing Large Craters Ceres' lack of giant impact basins presents a puzzle to scientists. They expected to observe more large craters on the dwarf planet than have been found by NASA's Dawn mission. Researchers are investigating a variety of processes that might have caused
"19.07.2016 23:40:28" Rosetta's Last Act The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft is set to complete its mission in a controlled descent to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenkoon on September 30, 2016. NASA contributed three instruments to Rosetta - ALICE, MIRO, and IES - plus a
"15.07.2016 21:49:11" NASA's Dawn Mission (live public talk) Original air date: July 14, 2016. 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
The Dawn mission, launched in September 2007, is the only spacecraft ever to orbit two destinations beyond Earth, and the only to orbit an object in the main asteroid belt between Mars
"07.07.2016 00:01:50" Inside Juno Mission Control (360 Video) Go inside mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as team members were anxiously awaiting the signal indicating the Juno spacecraft had achieved orbit at Jupiter. This 360 view places you between the high-fives and
"06.07.2016 18:55:55" 'We Conquered Jupiter': Juno Enters Orbit After an almost five-year journey to the solar system's largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. Confirmation that the burn had completed was received on Earth at 8:53 pm. PDT (11:53 p.m.
"05.07.2016 07:02:36" Juno’s Final Approach to Jupiter During it’s final approach to Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion about the planet. The movie begins with images taken on June 12th when Juno was 10 million miles from Jupiter, and
"04.07.2016 12:46:35" Juno's Final Approach to Jupiter After five years traveling through space to its destination, NASA's Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter today, July 4, 2016. This video shows a peek of what the spacecraft saw as it closed in on its destination before instruments were
"03.07.2016 03:03:22" NASA's "Eyes" App: See Juno Get to Jupiter Fly along with Juno during Jupiter orbit insertion with NASA's "Eyes on the Solar System" app. This video shows how in four simple steps. Visit http://eyes.nasa.gov to get started.
"01.07.2016 21:50:34" What's Up for July 2016 Use Saturn as your guide to a tour of the summer Milky Way. Spot planets, constellations, nebulae and galaxies. For more stargazing tips, visit https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/index.cfm.
"01.07.2016 18:55:34" Why with Nye (Ep. 7): Deadliest Radiation in the Solar System Bill Nye takes on Jupiter's deadly radiation. Jupiter produces the radiation equivalent of 100 million X-rays. Nye explains how NASA protects the instruments on the Juno spacecraft from this incredibly fierce environment.
"01.07.2016 05:01:05" Juno Captures the "Roar" of Jupiter NASA's Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter's immense magnetic field. Juno's Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016. "Bow shock" is where the supersonic solar wind is
"30.06.2016 16:11:20" Juno: Mission to Jupiter 360 Video (Narrated) Fly along with NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter. Turn on your sound to find out more about the planet, the mission and the spacecraft. Click and drag the view on your computer, or move your mobile device up and down and around to explore the entire
"23.06.2016 23:45:14" Jupiter: Into the Unknown (NASA Juno Mission Trailer) Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system's strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer
"23.06.2016 18:04:55" Why with Nye (Ep. 6): How Not to Get Lost in Space Watch Bill Nye explain how NASA will successfully steer the Juno spacecraft into orbit around Jupiter. Nye reveals the science behind interplanetary navigation. In the vast reaches of space, being of course by even a single degree can have catastrophic
"23.06.2016 15:53:40" Asteroid 2016 HO3 - Earth's Constant Companion A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come. Full story at http://go.nasa.gov/1UdQoAF
"22.06.2016 21:27:06" Crazy Engineering: Flying Solar to Jupiter NASA’s Juno spacecraft has traveled 1.7 billion miles to reach its destination, Jupiter. Find out how engineers made humanity’s most distant solar-powered spacecraft.
"17.06.2016 16:55:57" Public Talk: El Niño & California Water JPL uses cutting-edge sensors on satellites and airplanes to observe many aspects of water on the Earth. These observations help improve our understanding of the impacts of El Niño and La Niña on water resources critical to California. A panel of experts
"16.06.2016 17:30:48" Why with Nye (Ep. 5): "Is Jupiter Like a Piece of the Sun?" asks Bill Nye Bill Nye sheds some light on the similarities and differences between Jupiter and the sun. For more information about the Juno mission, which will go into orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 21016, visit http://nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu.
"15.06.2016 23:37:08" JOI: Into the Unknown (NASA Juno Mission Trailer) Secrets lie deep within Jupiter, shrouded in the solar system's strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. On July 4, 2016, NASA's Juno spacecraft will plunge into uncharted territory, entering orbit around the gas giant and passing closer
"15.06.2016 22:48:30" Asteroid 2016 HO3 - Earth's Constant Companion A small asteroid has been discovered in an orbit around the sun that keeps it as a constant companion of Earth, and it will remain so for centuries to come. Full story at http://go.nasa.gov/1UdQoAF
"09.06.2016 17:07:48" Why with Nye (Ep. 4): Bill Nye and Jupiter’s Super Storm Bill Nye goes deep inside Jupiter’s mysterious Great Red Spot. First discovered over three centuries ago, this super storm is a gigantic, swirling mass of gas and clouds that is bigger than three Earths combined. NASA’s Juno mission hopes to reveal many
"02.06.2016 17:56:08" America’s First Lunar Surveyor: 50 Years Later Surveyor 1 landed on the lunar surface on June 2, 1966. It was America's first spacecraft to make a powered soft landing on the moon and the robotic precursor to the Apollo astronaut missions to come.
"02.06.2016 16:59:32" Why with Nye (Ep. 3): 'Does Jupiter Have a Core?' Asks Bill Nye Watch as Bill Nye shows how NASA's Juno spacecraft will use a combination of cutting-edge technology and the good old Doppler effect to take a peek deep inside the gas giant planet.
On October 9, 2013, NASA's Juno spacecraft used the Earth's gravity to
"01.06.2016 17:59:40" What's Up for June 2016 Find out where to look in the sky this month to find Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and a comet.
"26.05.2016 16:57:26" Why with Nye (Ep. 2): Throwback to Juno's 2013 Earth Flyby, with Bill Nye On October 9, 2013, NASA's Juno spacecraft used the Earth's gravity to slingshot it all the way to Jupiter. Bill Nye gives the inside scoop Juno's historic Earth flyby.
Learn more about the mission at:
"20.05.2016 04:25:47" Public Talk: Replicating Titan & Mars See how JPL is exploring other worlds using laboratory and field analogues on Earth, specifically: recreating Titan’s lakes in the lab to discover new chemical interactions, and taking field expeditions to Iceland to study microbial diversity in areas
"19.05.2016 16:58:28" Why with Nye (Ep. 1): Bill Nye and Juno the Solar-Powered Spacecraft Bill Nye unravels the mysteries of solar-powered space travel. See how NASA's Juno spacecraft will use the power of the sun to keep the juice running during its long journey to and orbits of Jupiter.
Learn more about the mission
"11.05.2016 18:29:06" Curiosity Rover Report (May 11, 2016): Mars Weather Report After two Martian years, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is more than a geologist, scientist and explorer. It’s a weather reporter, too!
See the changing seasons on Mars, and find out about clouds, frost and methane on the Red Planet.
For more about the
"02.05.2016 21:20:56" What's Up For May 2016 What can you see in the sky this month? Mercury transits the sun and Mars is closer to Earth than it has been in 11 years. Watch to learn how and where to look for them.
"29.04.2016 18:48:23" Crazy Engineering: Starshade/Coronagraph Sometimes light just gets in the way. A look at two technologies that block starlight to give telescopes a better view of distant Earth-like planets. For more information on exoplanet research:
"27.04.2016 20:19:01" NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover at Naukluft Plateau (360 View) This mid-afternoon, 360-degree panorama was acquired by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on April 4, 2016. The scene is presented with a color adjustment that approximates white balancing, to resemble how the rocks and sand would
"22.04.2016 16:43:17" CubeSats (live public talk) Original air date: April 21, 2016, at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
Over the last 15 years, a miniature revolution in space science has been underway: CubeSats! First flown as educational tools the size of soup cans, significant capabilities have now
"05.04.2016 20:29:39" Two Years of NEOWISE Asteroid Data NASA's asteroid-hunting NEOWISE survey uses infrared to detect and characterize asteroids and comets. Since December 2013, NEOWISE has discovered 72 near-Earth objects and characterized 439 others.
"31.03.2016 22:16:17" What's Up for April 2016 Where to look in the night sky this month for Jupiter, Mars, the Lyrid meteor shower and 2016’s best views of Mercury.
"30.03.2016 16:36:33" Mixed-Reality Tech Brings Mars to Earth NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to create "Destination: Mars," a guided tour of Mars using the same Hololens technology that helps scientists plan the Curiosity rover's activities.
"24.03.2016 22:01:12" Flyby Comet Imaged By Radar Radar data of comet P/2016 BA14 taken over three days (March 21—23, 2016), when the comet was between 2.5 million miles and 2.2 million miles (4.1 million kilometers and 3.6 million kilometers) from Earth.
Radar images and data from the flyby indicated
"22.03.2016 16:45:34" Unveiling Ceres NASA's Dawn spacecraft has revealed marvelous sights on dwarf planet Ceres during its first year in orbit, including the mysterious bright spots in Occator Crater.
See full-resolution images and read the news article:
"10.03.2016 00:11:54" Magnificent Mars: 10 Years of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has clocked more than a decade of service at the Red Planet and has yielded scientific discoveries and magnificent views of a distant world.
These images taken by MRO's HiRISE camera are not in true color because
"29.02.2016 19:28:38" What's Up for March 2016 Jupiter, its moons and moon shadows.
"26.02.2016 22:49:46" NASA's Mars Pathfinder & Sojourner Rover (360 View) Explore the landing site of NASA's Pathfinder mission to Mars with your mouse or mobile device. This 360-degree panorama includes the lander's companion rover, Sojourner, and top science targets. NOTE: Not all browsers support viewing 360 videos/images.
"08.02.2016 13:50:33" NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover at Namib Dune (360 Video) This view of the downwind face of "Namib Dune" on Mars covers 360 degrees, including a portion of Mount Sharp on the horizon. The site is part of the dark-sand "Bagnold Dunes" field along the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp. Images taken from orbit
"29.01.2016 22:11:27" What's Up for February 2016 Set your alarm! Five planets will be visible in the early morning sky until Feb. 20. Plus, learn what other celestial objects will be visible this month.
"29.01.2016 13:59:24" Flight Over Dwarf Planet Ceres Take a flight over dwarf planet Ceres in this video made with images from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. The simulated flyover was made by the mission's camera team at Germany's national aeronautics and space research center (DLR).
"30.12.2015 18:47:24" What's Up for January 2016 What's Up for January? A meteor shower, a binocular comet, and the winter circle of stars! For more sky-watching tips, and to find astronomy clubs and events near you, visit http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/ . Learn about all of NASA's missions at http:/
"18.12.2015 00:43:26" Radar Teamwork Captures Clearer Asteroid Images These radar images of Asteroid 1998 WT24 were obtained using NASA's 70-meter Goldstone antenna, paired with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Green Bank Telescope, on Dec. 10, 2015 when the asteroid was about 2.7 million miles (4.3 million k
"15.12.2015 23:51:45" Curiosity Rover Report (Dec. 15, 2015): First Visit to Martian Dunes Curiosity performs the first investigation of active sand dunes on another planet. Studying the Bagnold Dunes on Mars will help scientists understand the physics of Martian dunes and how they move.
"09.12.2015 18:51:38" Ceres Rotation and Occator Crater Dwarf planet Ceres is shown in these false-color renderings, which highlight differences in surface materials. Images from NASA’s Dawn spacecraft were used to create a movie of Ceres rotating, followed by a flyover view of Occator Crater, home of Cer
"07.12.2015 17:18:01" Journey to the Center of Mars Original air date: Dec. 3, 2015, at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0300 UTC)
The InSight mission, the twelfth in NASA's Discovery Program, is slated to launch in March of 2016, landing six months later on Mars' Elysium Planitia. Unlike previous missions to
"03.12.2015 23:19:19" Crazy Engineering: CubeSats Honey, I shrunk the satellites! Mini-satellites are following in the footsteps of cell phones and computers. CubeSats are small but highly capable of performing a variety of space missions. For more about our CubeSats, visit http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
"02.12.2015 19:19:39" What's Up for December 2015 View Mars this month, and get a preview of great Mars views in 2016—the best since 2005! For more about NASA's exploration of the Red Planet, visit http://mars.nasa.gov.
"13.11.2015 04:07:24" A Breathing Planet, Off Balance NASA scientists and missions are researching the movement of carbon through the atmosphere, ocean, and plant life to better understand how, and for how long, the Earth can continue to absorb half of all carbon emissions.
"13.11.2015 01:18:57" Carbon & Climate Telecon Original air date: Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. PT (noon ET, 1700 UTC)
NASA will host a media teleconference to discuss the latest insights into how Earth is responding to rising levels of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, and what this means for our futu
"07.11.2015 00:36:44" Juno Mission to Jupiter Public Talk Live at JPL Recorded live at Von Karman Auditorium, NASA-JPL, Pasadena, California on Nov. 5, 2015, at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0300 UTC).
Launched in August 2011, the Juno spacecraft will reach Jupiter in July 2016. Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar sys
"06.11.2015 00:42:35" The Rosetta Mission Asks: Did Comets Bring Life to Earth? Could comets have brought the ingredients of life to Earth? It's one of the questions the Rosetta mission to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko hopes to answer. Find out more about the mission at http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/.
"05.11.2015 00:02:40" The Search For Another Earth Twenty years ago, the first exoplanet discovered around a sun-like star, 51 Pegasi b, made us question what we knew about our universe and launched the search for new worlds. This is the story of the pioneers in planet-hunting and how those who have
"03.11.2015 21:41:30" What's Up for November 2015 See all the phases of the moon, by day and by night! Find out why the same side of the moon always faces the Earth, and look for the areas where Apollo missions landed. For more about all of NASA's missions, visit http://www.nasa.gov.
"29.10.2015 23:41:43" Halloween Asteroid is a Radar Science Treat JPL scientist Marina Brozovic explains how radar will be used to study asteroid 2015 TB145 when it safely passes Earth on Oct. 31, 2015. Scientists are tracking the Halloween flyby with several optical observatories and the radar capabilities of the
"29.10.2015 22:17:50" JPL Director Charles Elachi Announces Retirement On October 28, 2015, Dr. Charles Elachi announced his plans to retire in front of a packed crowd during an all-hands meeting at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Elachi's career at JPL spans 45 years, the past 15 years as its director. He will retire
"27.10.2015 00:15:18" NASA to Sample Alien Ocean Original air date: Monday, Oct. 26, 2015 at 11 a.m. PT (2 p.m. ET, 1800 UTC)
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will sample an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn's moon Encelad
"26.10.2015 18:43:28" Deep Dive into Enceladus Plume On Oct. 28, 2015, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will take the deepest dive ever through the plume of Saturn's moon Enceladus. Scientists hope this close flyby will shed light on what's happening beneath the moon's icy surface. With a global ocean and lik
"09.10.2015 20:04:13" Unveiling Ceres Original air date: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
Prior to the Dawn spacecraft's arrival in early 2015, dwarf planet Ceres was the largest unexplored world in the inner solar system. Highlights from the mission's first scie
"01.10.2015 15:16:30" What's Up for October 2015 To celebrate the 100th episode of What's Up, here's our top ten favorite celestial targets you can view this month.
"28.09.2015 17:06:00" NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Live Stream NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory invites you to watch live about everything from Mars rovers to monitoring asteroids to cool cosmic discoveries. From the lab to the lecture hall, get information directly from scientists and engineers working on NASA'
"24.09.2015 17:19:59" Buoyant Rover for Under Ice Exploration Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are developing the Buoyant Rover for Under-Ice Exploration, a technology that could one day explore oceans under the ice layers of planetary bodies. The prototype was tested in arctic lakes near Barrow,
"24.09.2015 15:55:47" The Rosetta Mission Asks: Are Comets Magnetized? Are comets magnetized? The Rosetta spacecraft arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko in August 2014 and dispatched the Philae lander to the surface in November. In 2015, the mothercraft continues to orbit and study the comet as it passes through
"11.09.2015 16:26:02" The Birth of Planets Original air date: Sept. 10, 2015, at 7 p.m. PT (10 p.m. ET, 0200 UTC)
Thousands of planets are now known outside our solar system, from rocky worlds to "hot Jupiters" to planets orbiting not one, but two stars. So where did all this diversity come
"03.09.2015 21:17:40" How to Explore the Surface of a Comet or Asteroid A robot concept called Hedgehog could explore the microgravity environment of comets and asteroids by hopping and rolling around on them. See Hedgehog in action in the microgravity environment of a "vomit comet" parabolic flight. Read more about Hedg
"01.09.2015 15:12:02" What's Up for September 2015 What's up in the night sky this September? A total eclipse of the Harvest Moon, plus planets and the late-summer Milky Way. For more sky-watching tips, and to find astronomy clubs and events near you, visit http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/ . Learn abou
"27.08.2015 17:04:13" Sea Level Science Original air date: Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m. PT (12:30 p.m. ET, 1630 UTC)
NASA hosted a media teleconference to discuss recent insights on sea level rise and the continuing challenge of predicting how fast and how much sea level will rise. The panelists f
"20.08.2015 17:59:06" 50 Years of Mars Exploration 2015 marks 50 years of successful NASA missions to Mars starting with Mariner 4 in 1965. Since then, a total of 15 robotic missions led by various NASA centers have laid the groundwork for future human missions to the Red Planet. The journey to Mars
"17.08.2015 16:34:49" Drought: In or Out? Original air date: Thursday, August 13, 2015. California faces its most severe drought emergency in decades. How did we get into this drought? Did a much advertised El Nino give us drought relief? How does drought impact the Southern California coast
"12.08.2015 19:50:58" Crazy Engineering: Gecko Gripper See how geckos inspired a new NASA technology that makes things stick to each other in space. Potential future applications might be to grab satellites to service them or to salvage space garbage to try to clear it out of the way. More info: http://w
"10.08.2015 20:29:15" Space Shorts: Could Jupiter’s Moon Europa Have an Ocean? Jupiter’s moon Europa may have an ocean more than twice the size of Earth’s oceans combined. Why do scientists think so? Find out in 60 seconds.
"06.08.2015 14:14:51" Tour Weird Ceres: Bright Spots and a Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Take a tour of weird Ceres! Visit a 2-mile-deep crater and a 4-mile-tall mountain in the video narrated by mission director Marc Rayman. Get your red/blue glasses ready for the finale - a global view of the dwarf planet in 3D.
All of the data was g
"03.08.2015 21:01:30" Curiosity Rover Report (August 2015): Three Years on Mars! After three action-packed years on Mars, the Curiosity rover is ready to take on higher slopes of Mount Sharp.
"03.08.2015 05:06:30" What's Up for August 2015 Learn where and when to look for the 2015 Perseid shower. Also this month, look for all the current and former planets (all 12 of them) in the night sky.
"31.07.2015 16:28:46" Radar Observations of Asteroid 1999 JD6 Radar data of asteroid 1999 JD6 revealed the object is a contact binary consisting of two lobes. The data was collected over seven and a half hours on July 25, 2015, when the asteroid was about 4.5 million miles (7.2 million kilometers) from Earth.
"24.07.2015 01:56:43" Radar Movie of Asteroid 2011 UW158 Scientists using two giant, Earth-based radio telescopes bounced radar signals off passing asteroid 2011 UW158 to create the "images" in this animation showing the rocky body's fast rotation. The asteroid measures 2000 by 1000 feet (600 by 300 meters
"20.07.2015 22:10:01" 1965: Discovery at Mars Original air date: Thursday, July 16, 2015. July 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Mariner 4, the first spacecraft to successfully fly by the planet Mars. Scientists were surprised by what the first images revealed, a theme that has continued throug
"10.07.2015 17:19:17" Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to fly by Mars and send home close-up images. Find out how the mission changed the way we explore the Red Planet.
"01.07.2015 17:47:07" What's Up for July 2015 Take a grand tour of the Milky Way this month – with binoculars or a telescope.
"19.06.2015 20:40:04" On Sea Ice This talk will consider the study of sea ice, and shall draw on Dr. Kwok's 25 years of involvement in this small, but growing, important corner of Earth science.
While the astonishing decline in Arctic sea ice coverage and the smaller opposing tren
"18.06.2015 15:42:50" MarCO: First Interplanetary CubeSat Mission Two miniature satellites will be hitching a ride to the Red Planet to get a front row seat for InSight‘s landing on Mars.
"17.06.2015 21:44:25" Alien Ocean: NASA’s Mission to Europa Could a liquid water ocean beneath the surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa have the ingredients to support life? Here's how NASA's mission to Europa would find out.
"10.06.2015 23:21:54" Ride Along with RoboSimian This video shows the robot's-eye view from JPL's RoboSimian on the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals course on June 5, 2015. Video speed is enhanced.
The RoboSimian team at JPL is collaborating with partners at the University of California, Santa Barb
"08.06.2015 13:43:07" Fly Over Dwarf Planet Ceres A new video animation of dwarf planet Ceres, based on images taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft, provides dramatic flyover views of this heavily cratered, mysterious world. The images come from Dawn's first mapping orbit at Ceres, at an altitude of 8,40
"03.06.2015 21:43:28" JPL's RoboSimian Arrives at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals Go behind the scenes at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals to see Team RoboSimian getting their robot ready for competition. Time-lapse video shows the set-up of the team garage and robotic hardware. Team RoboSimian is led by NASA's Jet Propulsion L
"03.06.2015 17:56:19" Crazy Engineering: RoboSimian Robot RoboSimian, a four-limbed disaster response robot under development at JPL, is ready to compete in the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge on June 5-6, 2015. You go buddy!
Track the latest information about the challenge on Twitter with the hashtag #DARP
"02.06.2015 17:00:51" LDSD Mars Landing Tech News Tune in to learn about NASA's second flight test of its Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD), slated for June 2015.
NASA's LDSD project is designed to investigate and test breakthrough technologies for landing future robotic and human Mars miss
"01.06.2015 22:10:22" What's Up for June 2015 The month starts off with a beautiful close pairing of the moon and Saturn. Dwarf planet Pluto will be near the moon on Friday, June 5 and on June 11 asteroid hunters should be able to spot Pallas, the second asteroid to be discovered. Watch to learn
"27.05.2015 18:26:53" The Rosetta Mission Asks: How Did Our Solar System Form? Scientists for the Rosetta mission explain the origins of our solar system. The Rosetta spacecraft arrived at comet 67P/Churyumov Gerasimenko in August 2014 and dispatched the Philae lander to the surface in November. In 2015, the mothercraft continu
"27.05.2015 04:19:51" Europa Mission News NASA announced on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the selection of science instruments for a mission to Europa, to investigate whether Jupiter’s icy moon could harbor conditions suitable for life.
NASA received 33 proposals for science instruments to fly on
"22.05.2015 14:31:37" Planet Hunting The Search for Planets, Habitability, and Life in our Galaxy
What will the first evidence of life outside our own solar system look like? And what future technologies are required to discover that evidence? Exoplanet-hunting space-borne telescopes m
"14.05.2015 20:39:04" Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf: The Final Act NASA research has found that the last section of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is likely to disintegrate before the end of the decade. For more on the story, see the news release at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4589
"08.05.2015 19:09:04" Space Shorts: What is a Dwarf Planet? Dwarf planets are a lot like regular planets. What’s the big difference? Find out in 60 seconds.
"08.05.2015 17:07:32" Curiosity Rover Report (May 8, 2015): Rover Road Trip Getting a head start on summer, Curiosity is planning a road trip to Logan’s Pass on Mars. Just like Earthlings, the rover relies on a highway map and takes scenic detours along the way.
"06.05.2015 20:35:34" NASA’s SMAP Satellite Monitors Texas Drought NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite gives Texas water agencies critical information for managing the lone star state's limited water.
"04.05.2015 18:11:52" What's Up for May 2015 Venus and Mercury grace the west-northwest sky an hour past sunset while the giant planets Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky this month.
"24.04.2015 13:46:09" Rescue Robots Robots to the Rescue! JPL’s RoboSimian and Surrogate Robots are here to Help
JPL has been engaged in several programs over the last couple of years that have developed new robots and software that can help out in terrestrial disaster scenarios or ha
"23.04.2015 15:57:12" Crazy Engineering: The Camera that Fixed Hubble In 1990, when the first images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope were too blurry to use, JPL scientists and engineers went to work to devise one of the greatest fixes of all time: a camera with corrective vision to bring Hubble images into sharp foc
"22.04.2015 23:21:31" The Rosetta Mission Asks: What Has Comet C-G Revealed About Our Beginnings? Rosetta mission scientists answer the question, “Did comet Churyumov Gerasimenko (aka comet C-G) bring water to Earth?
"09.04.2015 23:29:10" JPL Runners Celebrate Mars Marathon JPL employees pounded the pavement in celebration of a Mars marathon milestone. The Opportunity rover took 11 years and 2 months to cover 26.2 miles on the Red Planet. The JPL team's time was considerably less, about five hours. The marathon at JPL
"01.04.2015 14:26:15" What's Up for April 2015 A total lunar eclipse that takes place on the night of a full moon and, later this month, the Lyrid meteor shower.
"11.03.2015 00:50:46" What's Up for March 2015 A total solar eclipse will be visible from the North Atlantic this month, plus tips to prepare for the 2017 total solar eclipse visible from the U.S.
"05.03.2015 00:28:52" What's Up for March 2015 A total solar eclipse will be visible from the North Atlantic this month, plus tips to prepare for the 2017 total solar eclipse visible from the U.S.
"02.03.2015 21:09:45" Dawn Ceres Arrival NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory held a briefing at 9 a.m. PST (noon EST) Monday, March 2, to discuss the March 6 arrival of the agency's Dawn spacecraft at the dwarf planet Ceres. The news briefing, held at JPL's von Karman Auditorium at 4800 Oak Gr
"02.03.2015 17:22:13" Destination Dwarf Planet: The Dawn Mission Nears Ceres On March 6, the Dawn spacecraft will slip into orbit around Ceres, a dwarf planet located in the main asteroid belt. This mission marks the first time a dwarf planet has been visited by a spacecraft and scientists are eager to see its surface in det
"02.03.2015 17:20:11" Dawn Nears Ceres - Approach Images, Movies and Animations NASA's Dawn mission will arrive at Ceres on March 6, 2015, and will be the first spacecraft to explore a dwarf planet. Ceres is the largest body in the main asteroid belt. At the time of its discovery in 1801 it was considered a planet and later demo
"28.02.2015 05:31:28" NASA's Soil Moisture Mapper Deploys Antenna On Feb. 24, 2015 commands were sent to NASA's soil moisture mapper (SMAP) to unfurl its 20-foot-wide antenna. The successful opening of the antenna is critical to the mission's ability to measure global soil moisture from space.
The Soil Moisture A
"27.02.2015 18:17:26" Dawn, Mission to the Asteroid Belt (HD) – Narrated by Leonard Nimoy Produced in 2007, this overview video about NASA's Dawn mission to giant asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres was released before the spacecraft's launch that year. The mission greatly appreciated Leonard Nimoy's support and participation. Dawn inve
"26.02.2015 17:31:09" Soil Moisture Mapper Antenna Deploys Get a behind-the-scenes look at the SMAP team at the moment of spacecraft antenna deployment, Feb. 24, 2015.
The Soil Moisture Active Passive mission will track soil moisture and the freeze-thaw state of the ground worldwide. The mission will help
"13.02.2015 22:07:05" Reflections on the Pale Blue Dot Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan's co-author and widow, reflects on the meaning of Voyager's "pale blue dot" image of Earth. For more information about the iconic photo taken Feb. 14, 1990, visit http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00452 and http://go.
"13.02.2015 18:22:18" Charting Irreversible Climate Change with Jason-3 As humans drive Earth's climate into a new regime, it is critical to keep our fingers on the pulse of the planet. Sea level rise is both a stark reminder of our impact on the climate and its impact on us. The oceans capture over 90 percent of the hea
"12.02.2015 22:10:17" Curiosity Rover Report (Feb. 12, 2015): Rover Walkabout Curiosity wraps up an investigation at Mars' Pink Cliffs while trying out a style of exploration used by geologists on Earth called “the walkabout.”
"05.02.2015 16:53:21" What's Up for February 2015 This month: see planetary pairs grace the sky in time for Valentine’s Day and Jupiter’s moons perform a celestial ballet.
"01.02.2015 01:52:36" NASA Launches Soil Moisture Mapper Highlights from launch, separation and solar array deployment of the SMAP spacecraft. SMAP launched on a Delta II rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Ca., on January 31, 2015. SMAP will provide high resolution, space-based measurements of soil mo
"30.01.2015 19:21:41" New Views of Asteroid 2004 BL86 This movie of asteroid 2004 BL86 and its small moon was created from radar data obtained by NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Ca., and the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia, as the asteroid was passing Earth.
"26.01.2015 22:06:30" Asteroid 2004 BL86 Has a Small Moon Asteroid 2004 BL86 passed Earth on Jan. 26, 2015 at 16:19 UTC (11:19am EST). This "movie" of the asteroid was generated from radar data collected on that date by NASA's Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California. Twenty individual images we
"23.01.2015 16:38:30" 11 Years and Counting - Opportunity on Mars The Mars Opportunity rover has driven 25.9 miles (41.7 kilometers) since it landed in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars on Jan. 25, 2004 (Universal Time, which was Jan. 24, PST). That is farther than any other off-Earth surface vehicle has driven.
"23.01.2015 01:10:23" Crazy Engineering: Mars Helicopter JPL engineers are working on a small helicopter that could ‘scout’ a trail for future Mars rovers, but getting a chopper that could fly in the Martian atmosphere is tricky. Episode 2 of Crazy Engineering.
"16.01.2015 10:03:14" Found: Mars Orbiter Locates Beagle 2 Lander The Beagle 2 Lander, built by the United Kingdom, has been thought lost on Mars since Dec. 25, 2003, but has now been found in images from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
A set of three observations with the orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Sci
"16.01.2015 02:12:28" One Year of NEOWISE Asteroid/Comet Observations This movie shows the progression of NASA's NEOWISE survey in the year after its Dec. 2013 restart. Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed. Green dots represent near-Earth objects (asteroids and comets that come within 1.3
"14.01.2015 19:57:22" Approaching Titan a Billion Times Closer Remember the Titan (Landing): Ten years ago today, Jan. 14, 2005, the Huygens probe touched down on Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
This new, narrated movie was created with data collected by Cassini's imaging cameras and the Huygens Descent Imager/
"12.01.2015 23:03:14" In Earth Orbit Animation of NASA's Soil Moisture Active Passive spacecraft, which will provide the most accurate, highest-resolution global measurements of soil moisture ever obtained from space.
"05.01.2015 20:29:20" What's Up for January 2015 Jupiter's moons are putting on an amazing show this month. The orbital path of the moons is tilting edge-on to Earth and the sun. This lineup makes it possible to watch the moons pass in front of each other and even eclipse each other with their shad
"29.12.2014 23:31:29" Crazy Engineering: Ion Propulsion and the Dawn Mission Ion propulsion isn’t something found only in science fiction. JPL engineer Mike Meacham looks at how ion engines are being used to drive NASA's Dawn spacecraft through the solar system. Dawn is approaching dwarf planet Ceres in the main asteroid belt
"18.12.2014 22:58:58" NASA's SMAP: Mapping the Water Under Our Feet Launching in January 2015, NASA's next mission to study Earth is a soil moisture mapper know as SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive). Data from SMAP will be used to enhance understanding of processes that link the water, energy and carbon cycles, and
"15.12.2014 22:19:59" Voyager 1 Experiences Three "Tsunami Waves" in Interstellar Space The Voyager 1 spacecraft has experienced three "tsunami waves" in interstellar space. This kind of wave occurs as a result of a coronal mass ejection erupting from the sun. The most recent tsunami wave that Voyager experienced began in February 2014,
"08.12.2014 18:38:52" Curiosity Rover Report: The Making of Mount Sharp (Dec. 8, 2014) Layers of intrigue: See how a Martian mountain inside of a crater came to be. Related story and images: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4398
"02.12.2014 01:21:14" What's Up for December 2014 The December Geminids and Ursids offer up two more chances to see meteor showers this year. Plus, there are two comets to look for through telescopes.
"21.11.2014 20:05:08" Extreme Shrimp May Hold Clues to Alien Life This extreme oasis of life deep in the Caribbean Sea may hold clues to life on other planetary bodies, including Jupiter's moon Europa. Related news release: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4388
"21.11.2014 18:45:27" Europa: Ocean World Scientists believe there is an ocean hidden beneath the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. NASA-JPL astrobiologist Kevin Hand explains why scientists are so excited about the potential of this ice-covered world to answer one of humanity's most profoun
"12.11.2014 00:13:45" Landing on a Comet - ESA's Rosetta Mission On November 12, the European Space Agency will attempt something that's never been done — make a soft landing on a comet. Find out how NASA is assisting.
"11.11.2014 17:56:32" The Rosetta Mission Asks – How Do You Land On A Comet? Right now the Rosetta spacecraft is in the orbit of the comet getting its lander ready for this historic event. Watch and learn how easy or how hard it is to land on a comet because nobody has done it before.
"10.11.2014 17:35:05" What’s Up for November 2014 Twin meteor showers feature the slow Taurids and the swift Leonids while Rosetta's lander Philae is scheduled to land on Comet C-G and transmit data from the surface about the comet's composition.
"08.11.2014 01:17:48" Q&Alien: What’s in an Exoplanet Name? Exoplanets – planets around other stars – are pretty weird places. But why are their names things like HD 20504b and Kepler-12c rather than Alderaan or Vulcan? PlanetQuest explains.
"07.11.2014 18:34:23" Mars Comet News Nov. 7, 9 a.m. PST (noon EST, 1700 GMT)
NASA hosted a media teleconference to discuss science findings of the Oct. 19 flyby of Mars by comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring.
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft, Mars Reconnaissa
"07.11.2014 02:54:31" NASA Rocket Experiment Finds Flood of Cosmic Light A NASA sounding rocket experiment has detected a surprising surplus of infrared light in the dark space between galaxies, a diffuse cosmic glow as bright as all known galaxies combined. The glow is thought to be from orphaned stars flung out of galax
"10.10.2014 17:09:52" NASA Science Update Comet Siding Spring Streamed live on Oct 9, 2014
NASA hosted a news briefing to outline the space and Earth-based assets that will have extraordinary opportunities to image and study a comet from relatively close range to Mars on Sunday, Oct. 19.
Comet C/2013 A1 Sidin
"09.10.2014 21:53:09" Comet Siding Spring: A Close Encounter with Mars Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring will make a very close flyby of Mars on Oct. 19, 2014. Passing at a distance of only 87,000 miles (by comparison that's little more than 1/3 the distance between Earth and our moon), it’ll be a near miss of the Red Plan
"09.10.2014 19:35:46" NuSTAR Media Telecon NASA will host a news teleconference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Wednesday, Oct. 8, to announce new findings from its Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) mission. The results describe an unusual source of X-rays that will leave theorists s
"09.10.2014 19:31:18" Mars Comet Update 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, Oct. 9
NASA will host a briefing to outline the space and Earth-based assets that will have extraordinary opportunities to image and study a comet from relatively close range to Mars on Sunday, Oct. 19.
"01.10.2014 18:30:50" What's Up for October 2014 What's Up for October? A lunar eclipse, a solar eclipse and Mars has a close encounter with a comet.
"25.09.2014 20:52:43" Curiosity Rover Report: A Taste of Mount Sharp (Sept. 25, 2014) NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has collected its first drill sample from the base of Mount Sharp. The scientific allure of the layered mountain inside a crater drew the team to choose this part Mars as its landing site. For more information on the missi
"15.09.2014 17:57:12" Exoplanet Q & Alien In this inaugural edition of Exoplanet Q & Alien, JPL's Josh Rodriguez explains some of the techniques used for direct imaging of "exoplanets" -- planets outside of our solar system.
"11.09.2014 18:25:22" Curiosity Rover Report: We made it! Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp (Sept 11, 2014) More science ahead! After 2 years and nearly 9 kilometers of driving, NASA’s Mars Curiosity has arrived at the base of Mount Sharp to begin a whole new phase of exploration.
"09.09.2014 21:40:41" Opportunity's Long Tracks on Crater Rim From a ridgeline viewpoint, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity recently recorded a scene looking back over its own tracks made from nearly half-a-mile (more than 700 meters) of southbound driving.
The video begins with a view from orbit of th
"09.09.2014 21:34:30" RapidScat: NASA's Newest Wind Watcher Mission scientists and engineers describe how their small team, on a tight budget and short deadline, created the ISS-RapidScat instrument to gather high-priority measurements of ocean winds from a berth on the International Space Station.
"29.08.2014 18:07:26" What's Up for September 2014 View the red star Antares near the red planet Mars, plus a zodiacal light that points towards Jupiter in the morning sky.
"27.08.2014 17:06:52" The Rosetta Mission Asks: What Can We Learn from Comets? The Rosetta mission will give us an unprecedented look inside a comet, watching the icy traveler become active as it nears the sun. What can we learn from this adventure?
Composed of an orbiter and lander, Rosetta's objectives since arriving at comet
"22.08.2014 00:10:22" Sailing Past Neptune's Moon Triton Sail past Neptune's moon Triton, with data obtained from NASA's Voyager 2 spacecraft in 1989. The historical footage has been restored and used to construct the best-ever global color map of the strange moon.
"08.08.2014 16:21:29" LDSD: Supersonic Test Flight (HD) Ian Clark, principal investigator of the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, takes us through a play-by-play of NASA’s recent 'flying saucer' Test in Hawaii, using high-definition video shot from cameras on board the test vehicle.
"06.08.2014 16:32:35" The Rosetta Mission Asks: What is a Comet? The Rosetta Mission Asks: What is a Comet? Scientists attempt to answer these questions and more as the Rosetta Mission’s Orbiter arrives and escorts comet 67/p Churyumov Gerasimenko into our inner solar system.
"06.08.2014 00:02:29" Curiosity Rover Report (Aug. 5, 2014): A Softer Trek to Mount Sharp On the second anniversary of landing, NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars is preparing to navigate through a series of sandy valleys on its way to Mount Sharp. The base of Mount Sharp sits 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) from the rover's current position.
"01.08.2014 17:49:45" What's Up for August 2014 Go outside to see Venus and Jupiter at dawn, Saturn and Mars at dusk. No telescope required! Plus the annual Perseid meteor shower is in full swing now through the 17th. The shower peaks the night of August 12-13, but the bright moon that night will
"30.07.2014 23:09:13" Lunar Bridgehead: The Ranger 7 Story Travel back to July 31, 1964, to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, for Ranger 7's meeting with the moon. Before Gemini and Apollo, there were Ranger and Surveyor -- robotic ambassadors that did research that paved the way for
"30.07.2014 22:35:44" NASA's Next Giant Leap — Comic-Con 2014 In honor of the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA went to Comic-Con International to hold a far-out discussion on plans for the future with Dr. Jim Green (NASA's division director of Planetary Science), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11 Astro
"28.07.2014 23:35:52" Ranger 7 'Meets' the Moon The historic 1964 Ranger 7 mission was the first true success in the United States' early quest to explore the moon.
The JPL-built spacecraft launched July 28. Three days later, it made a targeted impact on the moon, sending back more than 4,300 ph
"18.07.2014 23:46:42" NASA's Next Giant Leap Original air date: 10:30 a.m. PT (1730 UTC)
NASA TV aired a live conversation about the future of space exploration with actor, director and narrator Morgan Freeman. He spoke at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, about his per
"18.07.2014 20:15:56" NASA's Next Giant Leap #NextGiantLeap
Original air date: 10:30 a.m. PT (1730 UTC)
NASA TV aired a live conversation about the future of space exploration with actor, director and narrator Morgan Freeman. He spoke at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California
"16.07.2014 17:08:49" Flash from Curiosity Rover's Laser Hitting a Martian Rock The sparks that appear on the baseball-sized rock (starting at :17) result from the laser of the ChemCam instrument on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover hitting the rock.
ChemCam's laser zapping of this particular rock was the first time the team used C
"03.07.2014 17:27:16" NEOWISE Spies Comet Pan-STARRS Against Galaxy Backdrop NASA's NEOWISE mission captured a series of infrared images of comet C/2012 K1 -- also referred to as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies in May 2014. This animation shows the progression of the comet across a field of stars -- and a mor
"02.07.2014 23:26:08" LDSD Test Vehicle Returns First video of NASA's saucer-shaped test vehicle, the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) after it was recovered from the ocean and returned to Port Allen, Kauai, on June 29, 2014. The LDSD vehicle had completed its first test flight from the P
"01.07.2014 16:31:01" What's Up for July 2014 Spot Pluto and see the Milky Way and planets all month long.
"25.06.2014 15:51:02" Cassini Saturn Arrival On June 30, 2004 (PDT), as mission controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory held their collective breath, the international Cassini-Huygens mission successfully arrived in orbit around Saturn. NASA's Cassini spacecraft delivered the European S
"23.06.2014 18:05:51" Curiosity Rover Report (6/24/2014): Curiosity Completes Its First Martian Year On June 24, 2014, NASA's Curiosity rover completes her first Martian year (687 Earth days). Hear team members describe how the mission accomplished its main goal to find a past habitable environment on the Red Planet and the ongoing science studies.