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JPL invites you to explore 13 alien worlds (and Earth)

10 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

It's never too early to plan your trip to space, at least according to the folks at NASA. At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a team of designers worked with scientists and engineers to imagine what it would be like to visit 13 alien worlds. Follow in the footsteps of NASA's Voyager mission and...

NASA’s Visions of the Future Poster Series

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory designed a series of travel posters and made them into 2016 calendars as a gift to NASA and JPL employees, partners, and friends. There are familiar planets, exoplanets, and moons, plus a couple of tour posters. Show More Summary

NASA is giving away its vintage-inspired travel posters for free

When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory reached out to Don and Ryan Clark — the design duo behind Invisible Creature — in hopes that they might create custom art for the organization, the pair jumped at the opportunity. Over the course...Show More Summary

NASA Releases Series of Beautiful Space Travel Posters to Show a Vision of Our Possible Future

2 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a series of beautiful space travel posters for destinations in our solar system and beyond to show a possible future where space travel is more common than it is today. Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge […]

NASA promotes space tourism in retro new posters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has released three retro posters that it commissioned to promote space tourism. Designed by the creative team at Invisible Creatures, the images are for NASA’s ‘Visions of the Future’ calendar for 2016, which is given as a gift by the agency to staff and associates. Show More Summary

First 360-degree view of Mars 2020 mission

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

We visit NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Calif. to bring you closer than ever to the building of a spacecraft destined for the Red Planet

A Simulated Flyover Animation of the Dwarf Planet Ceres Created Using Data From NASA’s Dawn Spacecraft

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has released a simulated flyover animation of the dwarf planet Ceres that was created with data from the Dawn spacecraft. The enhanced color visualization highlights some of the dwarf planet’s key features like the crater Occator and pyramid-shaped mountain Ahuna Mons.

Long-term global warming not driven naturally

DURHAM, N.C. -- By examining how Earth cools itself back down after a period of natural warming, a study by scientists at Duke University and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory confirms that global temperature does not rise or fall chaotically in the long run. Show More Summary

See NASA's most detailed flyover video of Ceres

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Since December, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has been as close as it will get to the surface of Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt. The space agency and its Jet Propulsion Laboratory have put together the most comprehensive video...Show More Summary

A NASA scientist explains why this 'Star Wars' planet is just like a real-life moon

The planets and galaxies created for sci-fi films such as "Star Wars," "Star Trek," and "Alien" are pretty realistic. That is, according to Robert Hurt, a visualization specialist at N ASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In a video forShow More Summary

NASA Visualization Specialist Weighs in on Realism of the Planets in Star Wars & Other Sci-Fi - Well, the US East Coast is doing a pretty real Hoth right now.

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Star Wars and some of our other favorite sci-fi often take us to fantastic locations on other planets, but just how realistic are they? Here to weigh in is NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory visualization specialist Robert Hurt, who likes to make a hobby of hiding sci-fi references in NASA artwork.

Mars Curiosity Engineer Rips NASA In New Book

A Mars Curiosity rover team lead at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) writes in a forthcoming first-person narrative that the space agency as a whole “doesn’t do enough flight projects to forge a broad set of practical skills across [NASA].”

'Does This Tiny Ocean World Harbor Life?'--NASA's Last Flyby of Saturn's Geyser Moon, Enceladus

"We bid a poignant goodbye to our close views of this amazing icy world," said Linda Spilker, the mission's project scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "Cassini has made so many breathtaking discoveries about Enceladus, yet so...

Arctic winter observations show higher-than-expected methane emissions

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A new study led by researchers from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and San Diego State University (SDSU) has examined the amount of methane gas escaping from the Arctic – a key component of global warming. The results go against...Show More Summary

Engineer Emily Manor-Chapman discusses NASA/JPL's Juno mission (Tomorrow Daily 289 show notes) - CNET

The spacecraft is scheduled to hit Jupiter's orbit by July of next year, and we talk to one of the mission's engineers about how Jet Propulsion Laboratory goes about preparing.

Why NASA Is Launching Tiny, Lunchbox-Sized Spacecraft to Mars  

The video above from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories introduces us to “cubesats,” short for cube satellites. When most of us think about spacecraft, we think about car- or even truck-sized modules densely packed with scientific equipment and armed with legs, wheels, and big solar panels. Show More Summary

Things We Saw Today: NASA Gives the Empire Death Star Building Tips - That's no moon, but maybe that would have been an improvement.

2 months agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

NASA has had all sorts of Star Wars feelings lately (haven't we all). Now, Brian Muirhead, chief engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains how the Empire could have improved on their Death Star designs.

A NASA Roboticist Explains Why They Would Send C-3PO to Space but Leave R2-D2 and BB-8 Behind

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a video for Wired, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory roboticist Brett Kennedy explains why NASA might take Star Wars droid C-3PO to space, but leave his counterparts R2-D2 and BB-8 behind. Kennedy also compares the droids to real NASA robots like Robonaut, and claims that in many ways NASA robots surpass their cinema analogues.

NASA Roboticist Critiques R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Video Link) Brett Kennedy is a roboticist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He's worked on the Mars Exploration Rover the LEMUR-class robots, among many other projects. He has not worked on Star Wars, however, because otherwise he might have improved the droid designs. Show More Summary

This network of NASA satellites will change the way we fight forest fires

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is developing a plan to attach over 200 sensors to its system of satellites in order to detect wildfires quickly from space. The new system will revolutionize the way responders receive information about fires. Produced by Justin Gmoser Follow BI Video: On Facebook   Join the conversation about this story »

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