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Friday, October 18, 2019

A man retrieving coconuts from a home destroyed by landslides, with damaged rice paddies in the background.

A new study identifies intensive rice irrigation - never before known to be a risk factor - as the cause of deadly mud landslides during Indonesia's major 2018 earthquake.



Thursday, October 17, 2019

A USGS Earthquake Science Center Mobile Laser Scanning truck scans the surface rupture near the zone of maximum surface displacement of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck the Ridgecrest area.

Using satellite and seismometer data from the Ridgecrest Quake sequence, scientists have identified new faults and a complex web of fault ruptures.



Thursday, October 17, 2019

This GIF shows NASA InSight's heat probe

The NASA lander's robotic arm seems to have helped its heat probe burrow almost 2 centimeters (3/4 of an inch) since last week.



Wednesday, October 16, 2019

HiRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter got its best view yet of the InSight lander

New images taken from space offer the clearest orbital glimpse yet of InSight as well as a view of Curiosity rolling along.



Friday, October 11, 2019

The Space Shuttle Endeavor flying upside-down with SIR-C/X-SAR

Twenty-five years ago, SIR-C/X-SAR flew aboard the space shuttle Endeavour for a final transformative mission observing large-scale environmental processes on Earth.



Tuesday, October 8, 2019



The latest season of NASA-JPL's podcast answers the question: What happens if an asteroid hits Earth?



Monday, October 7, 2019

Illustration of one of the eight CYGNSS satellites

The same GPS signals your phone uses for navigation can reveal winds hidden deep within hurricanes and detect water on land.



Monday, October 7, 2019

Possible Mud Cracks Preserved in Martian Rock

New evidence suggests salty, shallow ponds once dotted a Martian crater - a sign of the planet's drying climate.



Friday, October 4, 2019

Employees look on as a crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from the Mars 2020 rover

A crane lifts the rocket-powered descent stage away from NASA's Mars 2020 rover after technicians tested the pyrotechnic charges that separate the two spacecraft.



Friday, October 4, 2019

Artist's concept of spacecraft hovering over earth

The Jason-2 mission provided unique insight into ocean currents, sea level rise and climate change for 11 years.