February 22, 2013
Jupiter‘s Europa moon, the sixth closest moon to the giant planet, is ‘more likely to support life than the deserts of Mars. Europa’s ocean, thin shelf of ice. Image © NASA/io9
August 20, 2012
Flying over the unlit side of Saturn’s rings, the Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn’s glow, represented in brilliant shades of electric blue, sapphire and mint green, while the planet’s shadow casts a wide net on the rings. Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
August 7, 2012
NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has captured an impressive picture of the Curiosity rover’s nail-biting and extremely successful descent and landing. Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS
July 22, 2012
Researchers at JPL and Caltech have developed an instrument for exploring the universe and the quantum world. This new type of amplifier (a device that increases the strength of a weak signal) boosts electrical signals and can be used for everything from studying stars, galaxies and black holes to exploring the quantum world and developing quantum computers. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
March 27, 2012
This visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 – December 2007. The goal was to use ocean flow data to create a simple, visceral experience.
March 4, 2012
These dunes in Aonia Terra are being monitored from HiRISE for changes such as gullies, which form over the winter from the action of carbon dioxide frost.
February 29, 2012
This image from HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows knobs and bluffs that are being actively eroded in Pasteur Crater by the Martian wind.
October 6, 2011
PASADENA, California — Send a robot into space. Grab an asteroid. Bring it back to Earth orbit. Moving an asteroid is a huge idea – never has a celestial object been moved by humans. It is a huge idea, but not an impossible one.
July 26, 2011
This artist’s concept illustrates a quasar, or feeding black hole, similar to APM 08279+5255, where astronomers discovered huge amounts of water vapor. Gas and dust likely form a torus around the central black hole, with clouds of charged gas above and below. Image credit: NASA/ESA
May 20, 2011
New data analysis from NASA’s Galileo spacecraft reveals a subsurface ocean of molten or partially molten magma beneath the surface of Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io.