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Friday, March 20, 2020

This selfie was taken by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover on Feb. 26, 2020

Along with capturing an image before its steepest ascent ever, the robotic explorer filmed its "selfie stick," or robotic arm, in action.



Friday, March 20, 2020

NASA's Mars 2020 rover, now called Perseverance, undergoes processing at a payload servicing facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center

The system will be collecting and storing Martian rock and soil. Its installation marks another milestone in the march toward the July launch period.



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Greenland's Steenstrup Glacier

Greenland and Antarctica are melting - but how quickly and which areas are most affected? Nearly 20 years of satellite data provide key insights into these questions.



Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Flight model of NASA's Mars Helicopter

From lasers to rovers, the technology JPL develops for space often has unanticipated uses much closer to home.



Monday, March 16, 2020

An aerial view of the icebergs near Kulusuk Island

The two regions have lost 6.4 trillion tons of ice in three decades; unabated, this rate of melting could cause flooding that affects hundreds of millions of people by 2100.



Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Puffer

The upgraded Autonomous Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot, or A-PUFFER, is on a roll. The technology could find itself on a commercial lunar lander in the next few years.



Monday, March 9, 2020

2020 FIRST Robotics regional event

After duking it out in the 20th Annual Los Angeles FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, three victors are moving on to the world championships.



Friday, March 6, 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada

Using data from NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2, researchers found links between the population density of cities and how much carbon dioxide they produce per person.



Thursday, March 5, 2020

This illustration depicts NASA's Perseverance rover operating on the surface of Mars

NASA chose seventh-grader from Virginia as winner of the agency's "Name the Rover" essay contest. Alexander Mather's entry for "Perseverance" was voted tops among 28,000 entries.



Wednesday, March 4, 2020

NASA's Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama

To go along with the stunning 1.8-billion-pixel image, a new video offers a sweeping view of the Red Planet.