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Monday, December 23, 2019

SMAP emblem

The Wall of Fame in High Bay 1 of JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility features emblems from some of JPL's most famous missions. A lot goes into getting onto the wall, and a lot went into making the wall a reality. Here's the story.



Monday, December 23, 2019

The High Bay 1 clean room within the Spacecraft Assembly Facility at JPL

From rockets to rovers, JPL's Spacecraft Assembly Facility has been at the center of robotic spaceflight. Here's a closer look at what makes it so special.



Thursday, December 19, 2019

A collection of gas and dust over 500 light-years across, the Perseus Molecular Cloud

A star-forming region called the Perseus Molecular Cloud has long been a favorite target for infrared astronomers, due to its close proximity and cosmic puzzles.



Wednesday, December 18, 2019

NASA's Mars 2020 rover

In a 10-plus-hour marathon, the rover steered, turned and drove in 3-foot (1-meter) increments over small ramps.



Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Atomic clock with astronaut

An ultracool physics experiment that takes advantage of the station's weightless environment is getting an upgrade.



Friday, December 13, 2019

Invention challenge

The competition was fierce and the Ping-Pong balls were plentiful at the annual contest, which tests the ingenuity of future engineers.



Friday, December 13, 2019

Neowise image

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the spacecraft's launch, the mission team has gathered their top 10 images and graphics related to the two missions related to it.



Thursday, December 12, 2019

Infrared image of Jupiter's south pole

When the Juno team maneuvered the spacecraft to avoid a mission-ending eclipse, they paved the way for it to discover a new cyclone at Jupiter's south pole.



Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Venus

Why NASA scientists want to go (back) to this most inhospitable planet.



Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The annotated area of Mars in this illustration holds near-surface water ice

A new study identifies frozen water just below the Martian surface, where astronauts could easily dig it up.