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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Color has been added to highlight minerals in this image of Jezero Crater on Mars

A new paper identifies a ring of minerals at the rover's landing site that are ideal for fossilizing microbial life.



Friday, November 8, 2019

This artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's ARIEL spacecraft on its way to Lagrange Point 2

The mission will study clouds and hazes in the atmospheres of planets outside our solar system, something that has only been done on a handful of exoplanets so far.



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Move of the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing

In this time-lapse video taken at JPL, engineers move the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.



Thursday, November 7, 2019

An artist's rendering of Mars Pathfinder

With the Mars 2020 mission ramping up, the documentary - the first of four about past JPL missions to the Red Planet to be shown at Caltech - tells a gripping backstory.



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Views from NASA's Methane Source Finder

NASA scientists flew over thousands of facilities in California to detect sources of concentrated methane plumes. Their findings could help the state lower emissions.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NASA's ECOSTRESS sensor measured the stress levels of plants

The Earth-observing mission ECOSTRESS reveals how the massive rainforest fires this past August spread in dry areas visible only to this specialized sensor.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Amazon rainforest

Using ground and satellite data, scientists found that human activity is causing a significant increase in dry air over the Amazon rainforest.



Monday, November 4, 2019

A large burn scar can be seen from space where the Kincade Fire has burned through Sonoma County, California.

The extent of the damage wrought by the Northern Californian wildfire was imaged by NASA's ASTER instrument aboard the Terra satellite.



Monday, November 4, 2019

An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft.

Five new research papers detail Voyager 2's observations since it exited the heliosphere, or the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun.



Friday, November 1, 2019

Janelle Wellons

Janelle Wellons reveals how she fought an uphill battle against the pitfalls and stigmas of the "diverse" label - and found her true calling as a powerful new force at JPL.