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Monday, August 5, 2019

Engineers test cameras on the top of the Mars 2020 rover's mast and front chassis.

Mars 2020 rover underwent an eye exam after several cameras were installed on the rover.



Friday, August 2, 2019

Medli2 sensors in vibration chamber

Hardware installed onto NASA's Mars 2020 entry vehicle this week will help to increase the safety of future Mars landings.



Monday, July 29, 2019

Three JPL researchers win Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers

Three JPL researchers received the highest honor given by the U.S. government to scientists and engineers beginning their research careers.



Monday, July 29, 2019

NASA/UC Irvine map of ice velocity in Antarctica

The new map of the flow speeds of ice throughout Antarctica will improve our understanding of the vast continent and of future sea level rise.



Friday, July 26, 2019

Clean room of the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL

In this time-lapse video, the robotic arm on NASA's Mars 2020 rover maneuvers its 88-pound (40-kilogram) sensor-laden turret as it moves from a deployed to stowed configuration.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. moves toward a position to deploy two components of the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package

When the Apollo 11 crew placed reflectors on the Moon, it marked the beginning of lunar laser ranging, an experiment that continues producing results to this day.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The electricity for NASA's Mars 2020 rover is provided by a power system called a Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator, or MMRTG.

NASA gives go-ahead to fuel the Mars 2020 rover's Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator - which powers rover and helps keep it warm exploring Mars.



Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Cryogenic (cold) portion of the Euclid space telescope's Near Infrared Spectrometer and Photometer (NISP) instrument

Set to launch in 2022, the Euclid mission will probe some of the biggest questions in modern astrophysics, with help from international partners.



Monday, July 22, 2019

Artist's concept is a simulation of what seismic waves from a marsquake might look like

InSight scientists used a special "shake room" to demonstrate the differences between quakes on Earth, the Moon and Mars.



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Engineers at JPL install a sensor-filled turret

The launch period for NASA's next rover, Mars 2020, opens exactly one year from today, July 17, 2020, and extends through Aug. 5, 2020.