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The Media Relations Office at JPL is responsible for issuing press releases and hosting media events. As an institution, discussing new discoveries with the public is key to JPL's success as an institution. Below are selected press releases from JPL about new advances in many research fields.
West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable
A new NASA study finds that a section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in a state of irreversible decline, with nothing to stop it from melting into the sea. Read the news release 'West Antarctic Glacier Loss Appears Unstoppable'

NASA Uses GPS to Find Sierra Water Weight
For the first time, NASA scientists have used GPS to find the total weight of winter snowpack and soil moisture in California's Sierra Nevada. Read the news release 'NASA Uses GPS to Find Sierra Water Weight'

NASA-CNES Proceed on Surface Water and Ocean Mission
NASA and the French space agency CNES have agreed to jointly build, launch and operate a mission to survey Earth's surface water and map ocean surface height. Read the news release 'NASA-CNES Proceed on Surface Water and Ocean Mission'

Ganymede May Harbor 'Club Sandwich' of Oceans and Ice
Jupiter's largest moon might be stacked with multiple layers of oceans and ice. Read the news release 'Ganymede May Harbor 'Club Sandwich' of Oceans and Ice'

NASA Spinoff 2013 Shows How Much Space is in Our Lives
Water filtration bottles, comfortable car seats and remote medical monitoring devices all have one thing in common -- they all have benefited from NASA technology. Read the news release 'NASA Spinoff 2013 Shows How Much Space is in Our Lives'

JPL Lasercomm Cargo Launched to Space Station
JPL's OPALS lasercomm experiment arrived at the International Space Station on April 20, 2014, via SpaceX Dragon. Read the news release 'JPL Lasercomm Cargo Launched to Space Station'

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins
Did life first arise on Earth in warm, gentle springs on the sea floor? Researchers are putting together the chemical pieces of how this process might have occurred. Read the news release 'New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins'

International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth
NASA's OPALS project readies for launch Read the news release 'International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth'

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets
A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars. Read the news release 'Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets'

Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, NASA Finds
A new NASA-led study has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit. Read the news release 'Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, NASA Finds'

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