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Monday, May 20, 2019

Still from an animation illustrates Jupiter's magnetic field

NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter made the first definitive detection of a planetary magnetic that changes over time, a phenomenon called secular variation.



Friday, May 17, 2019

Engineer exams spacecraft

An engineer inspects the completed spacecraft that will carry NASA's next Mars rover to the Red Planet.



Friday, May 17, 2019

This animation shows a time lapse of sea surface salinity and soil moisture

A major ocean current connecting the Pacific and Indian oceans slows dramatically during northwest Asia Monsoon season. Now, scientists have figured out why.



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Oscar Avalos stands beside to the Mitsubishi MAF in the machine shop.

As wide-eyed visitors descend on the machine shop at Explore JPL, 36-year veteran and group lead Oscar Avalos will be there to greet them-and maybe help change a life the way the shop once saved his own.



Thursday, May 16, 2019

Greater Los Angeles area

The only small satellite in orbit that can also look for new planets beyond the solar system, ASTERIA recently peered down at Earth to capture an image of a star-filled city.



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This series of images shows carbon dioxide ice sublimating

The orbiting spacecraft is also about to set a record for data relayed from the Martian surface.



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

This animation shows a proposed route for NASA's Curiosity rover

A new animation shows the region NASA's Curiosity rover is currently exploring and where its team wants to go in the future.



Monday, May 13, 2019

Illustration of the twin Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) satellites in orbit.

A paper brings together new and existing summaries of the major results of NASA's GRACE mission, showcasing the breadth of topics the mission has illuminated.



Monday, May 13, 2019

New surface features of the Moon

High-resolution images show the Moon's lava plains are part of a much younger, shifting landscape than scientists realized.



Thursday, May 9, 2019

Three views of the Martian moon Phobos

New images of Phobos taken by NASA's Odyssey spacecraft could help explain what the Martian moon is made of.