How does a block of ice nearly the size of Connecticut, which has existed for over 11,000 years disappear in less than 70 years? In my article, "Farewell Larsen B," I discussed the findings of a NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory study released...Show More Summary
Scientists are baffled after sighting several large, reddish arcs across the surface of one of Saturn's moons. The markings on Tethys are a few miles wide and several hundred miles long, per NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The images were taken by the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft, and while photos it took in...
NASA might use wind-powered robots to explore Jupiter Engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California are reportedly in the process of developing “windbots” – robotic probes that could stay aloft in the clouds of a distant world, and these probes may eventually...
We use rovers to explore the terrain of Mars and the Moon, but gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn pose a difficult question: How do you explore a planet that has no solid surface? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has floated a theoretical...Show More Summary
Dr. Alexander was a project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
Claudia Alexander, a scientist who helped direct NASA’s Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, died July 11at 56.The Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., where Dr. Alexander worked as the U.S. leader on the Rosetta Project, said the cause was breast cancer. The place of death was not announced.Read full article >>
The low bit-rate forced by the extreme distance of the New Horizons spacecraft from Earth means that live video isn’t feasible, but a new Mac and PC app from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers the next best thing. The app provides a simulated view of what New Horizons is doing, and allows you to preview […]
The Mars rover Opportunity can now claim that it has completed a marathon, but its finish time is nothing to brag about. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory released this video last week with a time-lapse from the rover's point of viewShow More Summary
Your guide to the California drought from the Los Angeles Times. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is using airborne research equipment to track California's snowpack levels. The Airborne Snow Observatory flies over California and Colorado three or four times a week to measure the snow levels. Subscribe...
A group of researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Stanford University used NASA’s satellite images to chart the growth of the Chinese capital city, and one of their more interesting findings was the astounding rate at which Beijing has grown during the last 10 years. Read more...
Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks with Rachel Maddow about new research using satellites to detect...
Over the last several years, engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Applied Physics Laboratory have rethought the entire approach to exploring Europa. NASA now has a concept that's affordable.
A supersonic parachute meant to slow a flying saucer during landing quickly failed during a test flight Monday – a second strike that the team had been hoping to avoid. Now, researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory hope to pull more data from the craft to try and learn what happened -- and...
The largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is the dwarf planet Ceres. It’s also the protagonist of a video released Monday by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The animation is based on 80 images captured by NASA’s...Show More Summary
NASA’s road to Mars goes through Hawaii, and if the weather there finally cooperates you can watch as engineers from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory test their “flying saucer” in the thin air high above the Pacific Ocean.
The RoboSimian is an ape-like robot developed by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory that is preparing to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, California beginning on June 5, 2015. JPL showed off some of what the RoboSimian can do in a recent episode of its web series Crazy Engineering. In the video, JPL Group Supervisor […]
Tucked in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Pasadena, California, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) looks and feels like a high-security college campus for engineering nerds. From the streetlight banners celebrating the latest satellite launch to the bungee rocket toys in the gif
PROGRESSIVE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WARMING CLIMATE CHANGE: NASA scientists are now warning that the Antarctic Larsen B ice shelf is going to detach and disappear: [R]esearchers with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California at Irvine say that this remnant now faces its “approaching demise.” In a news release, NASA adds that “it is likely […]
Jet Propulsion Laboratory researchers have engineered NASA solar panels that are based on the Japanese paper-folding art, origami. These panels are light, foldable, and easily deployable. The idea of origami solar cells, while not completely new, is capturing considerable press attention. Show More Summary
Robert Witloff joined NASA at 22, working on the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's communications laser to the International Space Station and organizing data sent back from the Mars Rover. Now he's 28, and working on exploring the blockchain at bitcoin startup Coinbase.