The Rosetta spacecraft zoomed past Earth at 12:57 p.m. Pacific Time today, picking up speed for its planned 2014 rendezvous with a comet. JPL manages NASA's contribution to the European Space Agency's 3.3-ton comet chaser.
JPL will help advance key technologies to meet critical needs for NASA's mission, through several newly-announced partnerships selected by NASA.
This week there is a newly visible comet in the sky and it can be seen with the unaided eye!
Two galaxies perform an intricate dance in this new picture taken by the JPL-built and designed Wide Field and Planetary 2 Camera, onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
A narrow belt harboring moonlets discovered in Saturn's outmost ring.
The New Horizons team presents its latest and most detailed analyses of Jupiter data today at the American Astronomical Society's Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Orlando, Fla., and in the Oct. 12 issue of the journal Science.
An international team of scientists has used a trick of nature to measure a tiny galaxy halfway across the universe.
The Cassini spacecraft has been moving progressively over Titan's southern hemisphere and is getting ready for a Titan flyby on Oct. 2, 2007.
To say the least, it was incredible. The news relayed by the voice on the other end of the phone line hit the president of the San Gabriel Valley Radio Club like a blow to the head. Too incredible, Henry Richter hoped, to be true.
New "far out" views of the distant universe from Spitzer, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer and other telescopes were released to Google Sky. Peter Eisenhardt and Leonidas Moustakas of JPL helped capture some of the images.› Read more →
National Women's Hall of Fame has selected a Spitzer Space Telescope astronomer to join its ranks. Judith Pipher of the University of Rochester, N.Y., helped develop Spitzer's infrared array camera, which continues to unveil the cosmos.› Read more →
A spectrometer instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter checked to see whether a fresh deposit of bright material in a gully on Mars contained mineral evidence of liquid water carrying the material. The examination found no sign that liquid water played a role.
A JPL scientist has participated in the first-ever study of the global distribution of phosgene, a poisonous gas present in small quantities in Earth's atmosphere. The information will be useful for assessing progress in controlling chemicals that destroy Earth's protective ozone layer.› University of York release →
NASA scientists will join researchers from around the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to reduce the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer, Sept. 23 to 26 in Athens, Greece.
What if you need to motor somewhere three billion-plus miles off the beaten path - somewhere where neither regular nor premium unleaded have so far feared to tread?
NASA's Solar System Ambassadors program is looking for volunteer space enthusiasts.
New snapshots from space illustrate the colorful evolution of dying sun-like stars. The images were captured by the JPL-built and designed Wide Field and Planetary 2 Camera, onboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.
Cassini successfully flew by Titan on Aug. 31, 2007, imaging the Huygens probe landing site.
Ever spilled your drink on an airline due to turbulence? Researchers are finding new ways to understand the phenomenon - both in Earth's atmosphere and in that of Saturn's moon, Titan, aided by Huygens probe data.
Scientists hope to learn more about climate changes here on Earth by studying Venus. A prototype balloon could eventually study the planet's surface and examine its atmosphere and the bizarre winds and chemistry within it.