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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Amazon rainforest

Using ground and satellite data, scientists found that human activity is causing a significant increase in dry air over the Amazon rainforest.



Monday, November 4, 2019

A large burn scar can be seen from space where the Kincade Fire has burned through Sonoma County, California.

The extent of the damage wrought by the Northern Californian wildfire was imaged by NASA's ASTER instrument aboard the Terra satellite.



Monday, November 4, 2019

An artist concept depicting one of the twin Voyager spacecraft.

Five new research papers detail Voyager 2's observations since it exited the heliosphere, or the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by our Sun.



Friday, November 1, 2019

Janelle Wellons

Janelle Wellons reveals how she fought an uphill battle against the pitfalls and stigmas of the "diverse" label - and found her true calling as a powerful new force at JPL.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Apollo Lunar Jack-o'-Lander

When scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory get together to create jack-o'-lanterns, the solar system's the limit.



Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space telescope shows a cloud of gas and dust carved out by a massive star

Look closer to see why scientists studying this distant cloud of dust and gas think it resembles a cosmic jack-o'-lantern.



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Free to download, new posters from NASA's Exoplanet Exploration Program feature horrifyingly inhospitable planets located outside our solar system.

In the spirit of vintage horror movie advertisements, the free-to-download posters highlight horrifyingly inhospitable planets outside our solar system.



Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time-lapse video

In time-lapse video, taken at JPL, captures the first time NASA's Mars 2020 rover carries its full weight on its legs and wheels.



Thursday, October 24, 2019

NASA's Curiosity rover took this selfie on Oct. 11, 2019

The NASA rover performed a special chemistry experiment at the location captured in its newest self-portrait.



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

side by side images of Clara Ma in 2009 and 2019

Want to name the robotic scientist NASA is sending to Mars in 2020? The student who named Curiosity - the rover currently exploring Mars - will tell you this is an opportunity worth taking.