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Monday, November 18, 2019

The first global geologic map of Titan

NASA scientists used data from different instruments to detail the array of geologic features across the giant moon of Saturn.



Monday, November 18, 2019

An underwater rover called BRUIE is being tested in Antarctica to look for life under the ice.

A two-wheeled robot that can roll beneath sea ice will test its ability in the Antarctic Ocean. BRUIE is being developed by JPL for possible future missions to icy moons.



Friday, November 15, 2019

Scientists from NASA's Mars 2020 and ESA's ExoMars projects study stromatolites

Teams with NASA's Mars 2020 and ESA's ExoMars practiced hunting for fossilized microbial life in the Australian Outback in preparation for their Red Planet missions.



Thursday, November 14, 2019

Neptune Moon Dance

Naiad and Thalassa race around the ice giant in odd orbits seemingly to avoid each other.



Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Color has been added to highlight minerals in this image of Jezero Crater on Mars

A new paper identifies a ring of minerals at the rover's landing site that are ideal for fossilizing microbial life.



Friday, November 8, 2019

This artist's concept shows the European Space Agency's ARIEL spacecraft on its way to Lagrange Point 2

The mission will study clouds and hazes in the atmospheres of planets outside our solar system, something that has only been done on a handful of exoplanets so far.



Thursday, November 7, 2019

Move of the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing

In this time-lapse video taken at JPL, engineers move the Mars 2020 rover into a large vacuum chamber for testing in Mars-like environmental conditions.



Thursday, November 7, 2019

An artist's rendering of Mars Pathfinder

With the Mars 2020 mission ramping up, the documentary - the first of four about past JPL missions to the Red Planet to be shown at Caltech - tells a gripping backstory.



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Views from NASA's Methane Source Finder

NASA scientists flew over thousands of facilities in California to detect sources of concentrated methane plumes. Their findings could help the state lower emissions.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

NASA's ECOSTRESS sensor measured the stress levels of plants

The Earth-observing mission ECOSTRESS reveals how the massive rainforest fires this past August spread in dry areas visible only to this specialized sensor.