News Board

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.

Plumes on Enceladus
07.20.17

A new science paper looks at a novel way to detect microbes on another planet.

Radar measurements of Pawnee quake deformation based on before/after satellite data analysis.
06.30.17

A NASA-led study examines the geology of last September's magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the strongest ever measured by instruments in state history.

Traction control testing
06.29.17

A new software program reduces wear and tear on the Curiosity Mars rover wheels.

ISS
06.27.17

Cleanliness on the International Space Station is a priority.

AI imaging an Icelandic volcano
06.22.17

JPL experts outline how autonomy can free robotic explorers to make discoveries.

A.I. laser targeting
06.22.17

The software has had a successful first year on NASA's Curiosity rover and is planned for the Mars 2020 mission.

COBALT landing technology
06.21.17

NASA technology aims for more precise interplanetary landings.

Rain forest
06.12.17

Global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in the tropics as our planet continues to warm.

Three Years of NEOWISE Data
06.06.17

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its third year of survey data of asteroid and comet discoveries.

Thwaites Glacier
06.01.17

Thwaites Glacier is melting rapidly but not as fast as earlier research predicted, according to a new NASA study using a more realistic computer model.

Dopplerscatt Team
06.01.17

A novel JPL instrument offers a simultaneous view of ocean currents and winds from multiple directions.

Rink Glacier in western Greenland, with a meltwater lake visible center.
05.30.17

A NASA study finds during Greenland's two hottest summers on record, ice in Rink Glacier didn't just melt faster, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave.

Correlations in U.S. coastal sea level rise between the new sea level indicator tool and reconstructed decade-scale estimates of sea level
05.05.17

A new tool may help planners and decision makers identify key regions of the U.S. coastline that are vulnerable to regional sea level changes on 10- to 20-year timescales.

Artist's concept shows OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb
04.27.17

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun.

Tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan
04.27.17

A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor.

Chile's Atacama Desert
04.24.17

JPL tests a portable chemistry lab designed for potential use on other planets.

Space Fabric
04.18.17

3-D printing is inspiring new materials at JPL.

Artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system
04.12.17

A new study explores potential climates of a planet orbiting two suns.

Artist's concept of JPL's AREE rover
04.07.17

JPL provided five of the 22 concepts selected by NASA for further study.

Drone
04.05.17

A recently licensed sensor technology could allow drones to pinpoint methane leaks, enhancing public safety.

A robotic claw
03.30.17

NASA's JPL has been prototyping new technologies for exploring ocean worlds.

Peter Theisinger
03.28.17

Peter Theisinger, who led projects that developed multiple NASA rovers that successfully landed on Mars, will receive a National Air and Space Museum Lifetime Achievement Trophy.

Here, the robot can be seen lifting itself up on a rope attached to the platform.
03.27.17

Robots zipped through a steampunk-themed competition this past weekend in Long Beach, California.

A global view of Venus
03.24.17

JPL's concept to study Venus was included among the 10 studies selected.

Artificial intelligence onboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft assisted in imaging an eruption at Erta'Ale volcano, Ethiopia
03.22.17

For more than 12 years, A.I. developed at JPL has tracked wildfires, floods and erupting volcanoes.

Tom Cwik, the head of JPL's Space Technology Program (left) and Allen Farrington, JPL Deep Space Atomic Clock Project Manager
03.22.17

JPL's Deep Space Atomic Clock was recently joined to the spacecraft that will take it into Earth orbit.

Ceres
03.22.17

The tilt of Ceres' rotation axis could be related to ice in shadowed regions, research from NASA's Dawn mission suggests.

Team members from the NASA COBALT team and the Masten Xodiac team hold a pre-campaign Technical Interchange Meeting.
03.20.17

COBALT will help spacecraft avoid hazards and land closer to prime science targets.

Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) was inspired by an origami design.
03.20.17

JPL's PUFFER is a scout robot that can flatten itself to crawl into tight spaces.

Cassini captured this mosaic of images showing the northern lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan
03.15.17

A recent NASA-funded study has shown how the hydrocarbon lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan might occasionally erupt with dramatic patches of bubbles.

Artist's concept of an atom chip for use by NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory
03.06.17

JPL's Cold Atom Laboratory will let scientists study bizarre physics in space.

CMOS technology has made dental X-rays safer, cheaper and easier to process
02.24.17

Imaging technology developed at JPL is now used in dental X-rays.

Wind damage in Washington state
02.21.17

While rain and snow in atmospheric river storms can be drought busters, they bring a well-known flood risk. A new NASA study shows they also bring high wind damage worldwide.

Several upcoming NASA missions will use lasers to increase data transmission from space.
02.14.17

New laser technology could yield more science data and high-definition video from spacecraft.

Aaron Curtis, a postdoctoral scholar at JPL
02.13.17

A JPL robotics researcher tested new technologies in ice caves near an active volcano in Antarctica.

Eric Fossum (center), at the awards ceremony for the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
02.06.17

Eric Fossum receives the world's most prestigious engineering prize for leading a JPL team that developed breakthrough imaging technology in the 1990s.

The vortex mask
01.31.17

A new device on the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has delivered its first images, showing a ring of planet-forming dust around a star.

Mono Lake, California, with salt pillars known as "tufas" visible
01.26.17

On an otherworldly landscape in Mono Lake, California, scientists have tested a new method for potentially detecting chemical signatures of life on another planet.

Lien Pham pulling material for a thermal blanket in JPL's shield shop
12.20.16

Meet one of the seamstresses behind JPL's thermal blankets, which protect spacecraft from extreme environments.

Tracking firefighter safety
12.19.16

Firefighters' lives are at risk if they get lost in smoky buildings. New JPL technology could help save them.

Cell phone video
12.12.16

From GoPros to self-driving tractors, many industries are benefitting from JPL technology.

Los Angeles High School's Team Diamond participates in the 2016 Invention Challenge at JPL
12.05.16

Now in its 19th year, the competition drew students from across Southern California -- and even as far away as Tanzania.

A JPL-partnership with John Deere led to self-driving tractors
12.05.16

NASA's new Spinoff 2017 publication looks at 50 companies that use NASA tech innovations (including JPL technology) in products that will benefit all of us.

Underwater drones
11.30.16

Underwater drone research could change how we study the ocean -- and could eventually look for life on other planets.

Metallic glass gears
11.29.16

JPL research using metallic glass could change how robots move and reduce their cost.

Cluster of four colloid thrusters, part of the Disturbance Reduction System
11.16.16

The super-precise JPL thruster system has met all its mission goals on the LISA Pathfinder mission.

Illustration of brown dwarf
11.10.16

Two NASA space telescopes jointly observed a microlensing event, when a distant star brightens due to the gravitational field of at least one foreground cosmic object.

One of eight microsatellites in the CYGNSS constellation under construction.
11.08.16

NASA is launching six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative approaches for studying our changing planet.

RainCube, due to fly in 2017, forced JPL's engineers to get creative in order to squeeze an antenna into a CubeSat.
11.08.16

CubeSats are challenging JPL engineers to build next-gen antennas.

Artist depiction of heartbeat stars
10.24.16

Heartbeat stars got their name because if you were to map out their brightness over time, the result looks like an electrocardiogram, a graph of the electrical activity of the heart.

Plumes on Enceladus
07.20.17

A new science paper looks at a novel way to detect microbes on another planet.

Radar measurements of Pawnee quake deformation based on before/after satellite data analysis.
06.30.17

A NASA-led study examines the geology of last September's magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Pawnee, Oklahoma, the strongest ever measured by instruments in state history.

Traction control testing
06.29.17

A new software program reduces wear and tear on the Curiosity Mars rover wheels.

ISS
06.27.17

Cleanliness on the International Space Station is a priority.

AI imaging an Icelandic volcano
06.22.17

JPL experts outline how autonomy can free robotic explorers to make discoveries.

A.I. laser targeting
06.22.17

The software has had a successful first year on NASA's Curiosity rover and is planned for the Mars 2020 mission.

COBALT landing technology
06.21.17

NASA technology aims for more precise interplanetary landings.

Rain forest
06.12.17

Global climate models may underestimate the amount of rain that will fall in the tropics as our planet continues to warm.

Three Years of NEOWISE Data
06.06.17

NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission has released its third year of survey data of asteroid and comet discoveries.

Thwaites Glacier
06.01.17

Thwaites Glacier is melting rapidly but not as fast as earlier research predicted, according to a new NASA study using a more realistic computer model.

Dopplerscatt Team
06.01.17

A novel JPL instrument offers a simultaneous view of ocean currents and winds from multiple directions.

Rink Glacier in western Greenland, with a meltwater lake visible center.
05.30.17

A NASA study finds during Greenland's two hottest summers on record, ice in Rink Glacier didn't just melt faster, it slid through the glacier's interior in a gigantic wave.

Correlations in U.S. coastal sea level rise between the new sea level indicator tool and reconstructed decade-scale estimates of sea level
05.05.17

A new tool may help planners and decision makers identify key regions of the U.S. coastline that are vulnerable to regional sea level changes on 10- to 20-year timescales.

Artist's concept shows OGLE-2016-BLG-1195Lb
04.27.17

Scientists have discovered a new planet with the mass of Earth, orbiting its star at the same distance that we orbit our sun.

Tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture, Japan
04.27.17

A new NASA study is challenging a long-held theory that tsunamis form and acquire their energy mostly from vertical movement of the seafloor.

Chile's Atacama Desert
04.24.17

JPL tests a portable chemistry lab designed for potential use on other planets.

Space Fabric
04.18.17

3-D printing is inspiring new materials at JPL.

Artist's concept shows a hypothetical planet covered in water around the binary star system
04.12.17

A new study explores potential climates of a planet orbiting two suns.

Artist's concept of JPL's AREE rover
04.07.17

JPL provided five of the 22 concepts selected by NASA for further study.

Drone
04.05.17

A recently licensed sensor technology could allow drones to pinpoint methane leaks, enhancing public safety.

A robotic claw
03.30.17

NASA's JPL has been prototyping new technologies for exploring ocean worlds.

Peter Theisinger
03.28.17

Peter Theisinger, who led projects that developed multiple NASA rovers that successfully landed on Mars, will receive a National Air and Space Museum Lifetime Achievement Trophy.

Here, the robot can be seen lifting itself up on a rope attached to the platform.
03.27.17

Robots zipped through a steampunk-themed competition this past weekend in Long Beach, California.

A global view of Venus
03.24.17

JPL's concept to study Venus was included among the 10 studies selected.

Artificial intelligence onboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft assisted in imaging an eruption at Erta'Ale volcano, Ethiopia
03.22.17

For more than 12 years, A.I. developed at JPL has tracked wildfires, floods and erupting volcanoes.

Tom Cwik, the head of JPL's Space Technology Program (left) and Allen Farrington, JPL Deep Space Atomic Clock Project Manager
03.22.17

JPL's Deep Space Atomic Clock was recently joined to the spacecraft that will take it into Earth orbit.

Ceres
03.22.17

The tilt of Ceres' rotation axis could be related to ice in shadowed regions, research from NASA's Dawn mission suggests.

Team members from the NASA COBALT team and the Masten Xodiac team hold a pre-campaign Technical Interchange Meeting.
03.20.17

COBALT will help spacecraft avoid hazards and land closer to prime science targets.

Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) was inspired by an origami design.
03.20.17

JPL's PUFFER is a scout robot that can flatten itself to crawl into tight spaces.

Cassini captured this mosaic of images showing the northern lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan
03.15.17

A recent NASA-funded study has shown how the hydrocarbon lakes and seas of Saturn's moon Titan might occasionally erupt with dramatic patches of bubbles.

Artist's concept of an atom chip for use by NASA's Cold Atom Laboratory
03.06.17

JPL's Cold Atom Laboratory will let scientists study bizarre physics in space.

CMOS technology has made dental X-rays safer, cheaper and easier to process
02.24.17

Imaging technology developed at JPL is now used in dental X-rays.

Wind damage in Washington state
02.21.17

While rain and snow in atmospheric river storms can be drought busters, they bring a well-known flood risk. A new NASA study shows they also bring high wind damage worldwide.

Several upcoming NASA missions will use lasers to increase data transmission from space.
02.14.17

New laser technology could yield more science data and high-definition video from spacecraft.

Aaron Curtis, a postdoctoral scholar at JPL
02.13.17

A JPL robotics researcher tested new technologies in ice caves near an active volcano in Antarctica.

Eric Fossum (center), at the awards ceremony for the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering
02.06.17

Eric Fossum receives the world's most prestigious engineering prize for leading a JPL team that developed breakthrough imaging technology in the 1990s.

The vortex mask
01.31.17

A new device on the W.M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii has delivered its first images, showing a ring of planet-forming dust around a star.

Mono Lake, California, with salt pillars known as "tufas" visible
01.26.17

On an otherworldly landscape in Mono Lake, California, scientists have tested a new method for potentially detecting chemical signatures of life on another planet.

Lien Pham pulling material for a thermal blanket in JPL's shield shop
12.20.16

Meet one of the seamstresses behind JPL's thermal blankets, which protect spacecraft from extreme environments.

Tracking firefighter safety
12.19.16

Firefighters' lives are at risk if they get lost in smoky buildings. New JPL technology could help save them.

Cell phone video
12.12.16

From GoPros to self-driving tractors, many industries are benefitting from JPL technology.

Los Angeles High School's Team Diamond participates in the 2016 Invention Challenge at JPL
12.05.16

Now in its 19th year, the competition drew students from across Southern California -- and even as far away as Tanzania.

A JPL-partnership with John Deere led to self-driving tractors
12.05.16

NASA's new Spinoff 2017 publication looks at 50 companies that use NASA tech innovations (including JPL technology) in products that will benefit all of us.

Underwater drones
11.30.16

Underwater drone research could change how we study the ocean -- and could eventually look for life on other planets.

Metallic glass gears
11.29.16

JPL research using metallic glass could change how robots move and reduce their cost.

Cluster of four colloid thrusters, part of the Disturbance Reduction System
11.16.16

The super-precise JPL thruster system has met all its mission goals on the LISA Pathfinder mission.

Illustration of brown dwarf
11.10.16

Two NASA space telescopes jointly observed a microlensing event, when a distant star brightens due to the gravitational field of at least one foreground cosmic object.

One of eight microsatellites in the CYGNSS constellation under construction.
11.08.16

NASA is launching six next-generation, Earth-observing small satellite missions to demonstrate innovative approaches for studying our changing planet.

RainCube, due to fly in 2017, forced JPL's engineers to get creative in order to squeeze an antenna into a CubeSat.
11.08.16

CubeSats are challenging JPL engineers to build next-gen antennas.

Artist depiction of heartbeat stars
10.24.16

Heartbeat stars got their name because if you were to map out their brightness over time, the result looks like an electrocardiogram, a graph of the electrical activity of the heart.