NASA's Mars Odyssey spacecraft has successfully adjusted its orbital location to be in a better position to provide prompt confirmation of the August landing of the Curiosity rover.
For several days this month, Greenland's surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.
President Obama has named six NASA individuals, including one from JPL, as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Mike Ressler, the project scientist for the MIRI at JPL, has been involved in building infrared astronomical instruments for 30 years.
Saturn was playing the lightning storm blues. NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured images of last year's storm on Saturn, the largest storm seen up-close at the planet, with bluish spots in the middle of swirling clouds.
Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope have detected what they believe is a planet two-thirds the size of Earth.
Researchers at JPL and Caltech have developed an instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world.
Analysis shows the slight, but detectable effect of heat pushing back on NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 explains unexpected slowing of the spacecraft.
NASA has selected Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorne, Calif., to launch the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Jason-3 spacecraft in December 2014.
NASA has selected United Launch Services LLC of Englewood, Colo., to launch the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP), Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) and Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) spacecraft.
A "virtual rover experience" and a body-action video game are among the options for public participation in NASA's Mars Science Laboratory mission.
NASA's most advanced planetary rover is on a precise course for an early August landing beside a Martian mountain to begin two years of unprecedented scientific detective work.
NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter experienced about 21 hours in a reduced-activity precautionary status ending at about 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, July 12.
A NASA-created application that brings some of the agency's robotic spacecraft to life in 3-D now is available for free on the iPhone and iPad.
NASA will hold a news conference at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT) Monday, July 16, to discuss the upcoming August landing of the most advanced robot ever sent to another world.
Images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a concentration of high-altitude haze and a vortex materializing at the south pole of Saturn's moon Titan, signs that the seasons are turning on Saturn's largest moon.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has changed its orbit so it can see Saturn's rings again. How did it do this?
"Dark holes" around stars will provide astronomers with windows for finding planets.
Astronomers have discovered that vast amounts of planetary dust, enough to fill the inner portions of a solar system, have suddenly vanished.
A 360-degree view combining 817 separate images displays features that surrounded NASA's Mars rover Opportunity during a four-month winter work campaign.