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  • Exomoon
    Astronomers find possible exomoon
    On April 10, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a branch of NASA, announced that researchers have identified a possible exomoon, a moon orbiting a planet outside of this solar system.An international team of researchers led by the Japan-New...
  • Voyager 1
    New JPL film tells story behind Voyager spacecraft
    On Wednesday night, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena will be screening its newest documentary film, "The Stuff of Dreams," the story of the early days of NASA's Voyager mission. Although the two Voyager spacecraft...
  • Orbit of Asteroid 2014 AA
    First Asteroid discovered in 2014 burns up over Atlantic Ocean
    A small asteroid discovered in the early hours of January 1, 2013 hit the Earth's atmosphere about 21 hours later and burned up harmlessly. NASA' Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) announced today that the 6 to 9 foot asteroid, named Asteroid...
  • Juno
    Juno Continues on to Jupiter Despite Glitch
    The Juno spacecraft, which was launched by NASA in 2011 to explore the gas giant planet Jupiter, has encountered some technical problems on its' swing by Earth in order to gain momentum for the long trip to the outer planet, but scientists are...
  • Xombie in flight
    NASA JPL/Masten Space Systems testing landing software with Xombie test vehicle
    NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced on August 12, 2013 that it had embarked on a joint project with Masten Space Systems to test new planetary landing software, using Masten’s Xombie XA-0.1B vertical takeoff/vertical landing...
  • Voyager 1: humanity's 'most distant scout,' nearing interstellar space
    Voyager 1: humanity's 'most distant scout,' nearing interstellar space
    Humanity's most distant scout, Voyager 1, is about to enter interstellar space after several decades spent hurtling towards the edge of our solar system.Ed Stone, a project scientist on Voyager from the California Institute of Technology in...
  • MODIS
    Wildfire season in Southern California: JPL and Chapman monitor danger
    Fire season has started early in Southern California, and the teams at JPL and Chapman University are on it. Using date from NASA and Indian satellites, scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena and Chapman University in Orange...
  • Hurricane at Saturn's North Pole 4 times stronger than storm on Earth
    NASA finds gigantic hurricane on Saturn. Video and photos
    Weather exists on other planets and is one of the main reasons for space exploration within our solar system. The giant spot on Jupiter that makes it look like pizza is a storm that has lasted for hundreds of years. Now NASA’s Cassini probe...
  • NASA's GRAIL probes to impact moon
    NASA's twin probes to end mission with lunar impact on Monday (Video)
    Two lunar-orbiting NASA spacecraft that have helped scientists to learn more about the internal structure and composition of the moon are being prepared for their controlled descent and impact on a mountain near the moon’s north pole at...
  • Mars rover
    Mayor of Mars battle rages; Foursquare pits Curiosity against Opportunity
    Science geeks around the world are checking out who is the current Mayor of Mars. This title is about to be battled out by two Mars rovers on the planet. With Curiosity and Opportunity cruising around the planet to learn about the surface,...
  • 2012 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest
    Writing Contest for students: Cassini Scientist for a Day
    Join the 11th edition of the Cassini Science Team.Essay Contest, sponsored byNASA's JPL,for grades 5 through 12.What is Cassini?Cassini, or Cassini-Huygens, is a robotic spacecraft sent to the Saturn system that was launched by NASA on October...
  • Curiosity
    Curiosity rover checks in from Mars using Foursquare
    Foursquare, a social media app that allows users to check-in from locations that they have visited. Generally, it's used by people to show what store, restaurant, sporting or other event they are currently attending. According to the...
  • Space shuttle Endeavour wows Venice Beach spectators during farewell flyover
    Space shuttle Endeavour wows Venice Beach spectators during farewell flyover
    Somewhere over the rainbow in the distant future, Aaron Hanna will take his son or daughter to the California Science Center, where NASA's retired space shuttle Endeavour will remain on display for more than two centuries.He'll point up to...
  • Millions of mysterious "black holes" discovered
    Millions of mysterious "black holes" in space discovered
    The mystery does not end - just the opposite. The space is unquestionnable the greatest mystery of our times.Latest discovery: NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission has led to a bonanza of new ly found super massive black...
  • InSight
    NASA announces mission that will go beneath the surface of Mars
    Coming on the heels of the successful landing of the rover Curiosity, NASA announced today their intention to launch a new mission to Mars in 2016. But this time the mission will be unlike any others launched before. Rather than orbiting the red...
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