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Friday, April 17, 2020

Earthrise by Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders, December 1968

To honor the day's 50th anniversary, NASA's JPL has unveiled posters in which our home planet is the star.



Friday, April 17, 2020

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope took this image of the California Nebula on Jan. 25, 2020

The image composite is just one of hundreds that the infrared observatory produced during its 16 years in space.



Wednesday, April 15, 2020

This artist's concept shows what exoplanet Kepler-1649c could look like

While the star it orbits is much smaller than our Sun, it gets about 75% of the sunlight Earth does. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory managed Kepler mission development.



Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A seafloor vent called a white smoker

By mimicking rocky seafloor chimneys in the lab, scientists have produced new evidence that these features could have provided the right ingredients to kick-start life.



Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Members of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover mission team

The Mars mission has learned to meet new challenges while working remotely.



Friday, April 10, 2020

Mars Helicopter and its Mars Helicopter Delivery System

The team also fueled the rover's sky crane to get ready for this summer's history-making launch.



Friday, April 10, 2020

Earth

From podcasts to live Q&A sessions to image galleries, the agency offers an entire world of ways to celebrate and learn more about our home planet.



Thursday, April 9, 2020

Miniaturized Moon rover

A new JPL-led challenge is seeking ideas for scientific instruments that could fit inside a tiny payload no bigger than a bar of soap.



Thursday, April 9, 2020

Brown dwarf

Not quite planets and not quite stars, brown dwarfs are cosmic in-betweeners. Learning about their atmospheres could help us understand giant planets around other stars.



Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size Planet in the Habitable Zone

Among the five JPL-led efforts chosen, a concept to image distant Earth-like planets orbiting other stars has received a $2 million grant for further development.