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.

Shouleh Nikzad
12.14.17

Dr. Shouleh Nikzad was recently elected to the rank of Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors.

Team Golden Tulip
12.04.17

Students from as far away as Tanzania and Ethiopia joined JPL professionals in the annual Invention Challenge.

The contribution of melting ice in Greenland
11.21.17

A new NASA tool that links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice may help coastal planners prepare for future rising seas.

JPL engineers recently finished developing three drones
11.21.17

Artificial intelligence could soon match the skills of professional drone pilots.

Sabinyo volcano and thick forest in Virunga National Park
11.17.17

The equivalent of up to three-quarters of the carbon stored in contiguous U.S. forests is locked in the living vegetation of one African country, according to new research.

Pit chains on dwarf planet Ceres called Samhain Catenae
11.09.17

Surface features on Ceres and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think.

Illustration of flowing water under the Antarctic ice sheet
11.07.17

A geothermal heat source may help explain why West Antarctica's ice sheet is so unstable.

Artist's concept of the Psyche spacecraft
10.18.17

A spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead of radio waves.

The special collection of OCO-2-based papers includes new detail on varying carbon dioxide emissions' title='The special collection of OCO-2-based papers includes new detail on varying carbon dioxide emissions
10.12.17

OCO-2 data are revealing subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth, as demonstrated by a diverse special collection of research papers in the journal Science.

Winners of the 2017 Postdoctoral Research Day
10.04.17

Winners of the annual 2017 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

From L-R: guide Keeton Kroon; Andy Klesh of JPL; and John Leichty of JPL.
09.27.17

Cubesat experts are helping to map out icy, underwater caves.

Comet Sample Verification System research team
09.26.17

A series of parabolic flights from Zero Gravity Corporation enabled researchers to test and validate the performance of two technologies from JPL.

Some examples of origami designs at JPL. Engineers are exploring this ancient art form to create folding spacecraft.
09.25.17

Origami has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

An emergency responder in Mexico City carries an orange case holding a radar instrument called FINDER.
09.25.17

Disaster relief workers in Mexico City who are responding to a 7.1-magnitude earthquake used a suitcase-sized radar instrument than can detect human heartbeats under rubble.

A rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier
09.19.17

The flow speeds of Antarctica's fastest-accelerating glaciers in 2008-2014 likely increased because of warm water blown into their bay by La Niña and another climate pattern.

Image of 2016-2017 Technology Highlights Cover
08.31.17

A new document highlights a diverse set of technology developments -- out of numerous similar efforts at JPL -- that are essential for JPL’s continuing contribution to NASA’s future success.

Volcano eruption
08.29.17

Scientists at JPL have conducted a study to see if current technologies could prevent a supervolcano from erupting.

AREE
08.28.17

Mechanical computers could help explore an extremely unwelcoming planet.

NASA is exploring our solar system and beyond to understand the workings of the universe, searching for water and life among the stars.' title='NASA is exploring our solar system and beyond to understand the workings of the universe, searching for water and life among the stars.
08.11.17

NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies, three of which are managed by JPL.

Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey.
08.07.17

Three JPL scientists are part of the Dark Energy Survey, which is helping to further our understanding of the structure of the universe.

U.S. trends in the optical depth of aerosols from 2001 to 2015 (blue is decreasing, red is increasing).
08.07.17

In the 1900s, the U.S. warmed everywhere except the Southeast, where warming didn't begin till the 1990s. A study finds air quality improvements may have played a role.

DSN
08.02.17

Over the mission's 40 years, NASA's Voyager spacecraft have paved the way for modern deep space communications.

Drizzle over land
07.26.17

What makes clouds drizzle? A new study overturns a common assumption about raindrop size.

LISA
07.24.17

The spacecraft was steady as they come. That has big implications for future science.

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.

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.

Shouleh Nikzad
12.14.17

Dr. Shouleh Nikzad was recently elected to the rank of Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors.

Team Golden Tulip
12.04.17

Students from as far away as Tanzania and Ethiopia joined JPL professionals in the annual Invention Challenge.

The contribution of melting ice in Greenland
11.21.17

A new NASA tool that links changes in sea level in 293 global port cities to specific regions of melting land ice may help coastal planners prepare for future rising seas.

JPL engineers recently finished developing three drones
11.21.17

Artificial intelligence could soon match the skills of professional drone pilots.

Sabinyo volcano and thick forest in Virunga National Park
11.17.17

The equivalent of up to three-quarters of the carbon stored in contiguous U.S. forests is locked in the living vegetation of one African country, according to new research.

Pit chains on dwarf planet Ceres called Samhain Catenae
11.09.17

Surface features on Ceres and its interior evolution have a closer relationship than one might think.

Illustration of flowing water under the Antarctic ice sheet
11.07.17

A geothermal heat source may help explain why West Antarctica's ice sheet is so unstable.

Artist's concept of the Psyche spacecraft
10.18.17

A spacecraft destined to explore a unique asteroid will also test new communication hardware that uses lasers instead of radio waves.

The special collection of OCO-2-based papers includes new detail on varying carbon dioxide emissions' title='The special collection of OCO-2-based papers includes new detail on varying carbon dioxide emissions
10.12.17

OCO-2 data are revealing subtle ways that carbon links everything on Earth, as demonstrated by a diverse special collection of research papers in the journal Science.

Winners of the 2017 Postdoctoral Research Day
10.04.17

Winners of the annual 2017 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

From L-R: guide Keeton Kroon; Andy Klesh of JPL; and John Leichty of JPL.
09.27.17

Cubesat experts are helping to map out icy, underwater caves.

Comet Sample Verification System research team
09.26.17

A series of parabolic flights from Zero Gravity Corporation enabled researchers to test and validate the performance of two technologies from JPL.

Some examples of origami designs at JPL. Engineers are exploring this ancient art form to create folding spacecraft.
09.25.17

Origami has taken on new shape at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

An emergency responder in Mexico City carries an orange case holding a radar instrument called FINDER.
09.25.17

Disaster relief workers in Mexico City who are responding to a 7.1-magnitude earthquake used a suitcase-sized radar instrument than can detect human heartbeats under rubble.

A rock outcropping on Fleming Glacier
09.19.17

The flow speeds of Antarctica's fastest-accelerating glaciers in 2008-2014 likely increased because of warm water blown into their bay by La Niña and another climate pattern.

Image of 2016-2017 Technology Highlights Cover
08.31.17

A new document highlights a diverse set of technology developments -- out of numerous similar efforts at JPL -- that are essential for JPL’s continuing contribution to NASA’s future success.

Volcano eruption
08.29.17

Scientists at JPL have conducted a study to see if current technologies could prevent a supervolcano from erupting.

AREE
08.28.17

Mechanical computers could help explore an extremely unwelcoming planet.

NASA is exploring our solar system and beyond to understand the workings of the universe, searching for water and life among the stars.' title='NASA is exploring our solar system and beyond to understand the workings of the universe, searching for water and life among the stars.
08.11.17

NASA has selected six astrophysics Explorers Program proposals for concept studies, three of which are managed by JPL.

Map of dark matter made from gravitational lensing measurements of 26 million galaxies in the Dark Energy Survey.
08.07.17

Three JPL scientists are part of the Dark Energy Survey, which is helping to further our understanding of the structure of the universe.

U.S. trends in the optical depth of aerosols from 2001 to 2015 (blue is decreasing, red is increasing).
08.07.17

In the 1900s, the U.S. warmed everywhere except the Southeast, where warming didn't begin till the 1990s. A study finds air quality improvements may have played a role.

DSN
08.02.17

Over the mission's 40 years, NASA's Voyager spacecraft have paved the way for modern deep space communications.

Drizzle over land
07.26.17

What makes clouds drizzle? A new study overturns a common assumption about raindrop size.

LISA
07.24.17

The spacecraft was steady as they come. That has big implications for future science.

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.

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.