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.

Image of The Microbial Tracking-1 experiment sent fungi to the International Space Station to study their growth.
06.03.16

A JPL microbiologist is studying fungi and bacteria as part of International Space Station research.

Image of Antarctic sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea in Oct. 2007
05.20.16

Why is Antarctic sea ice cover increasing while Arctic sea ice is diminishing rapidly? A NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are responsible.

Image of Subsidence in Jefferson Parish,  Louisiana, from June 2009 to July 2012
05.16.16

New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink due to a combination of natural and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA/university study using NASA airborne radar.

Image of Beach Bots
05.10.16

Two teams mentored by NASA centers were in the winning alliance at the national FIRST Championship in St. Louis on April 30.

Image of JPL scientists use in-water instrument called an optical profiler to gain information on chlorophyll
04.26.16

NASA satellites help the City of Los Angeles monitor Santa Monica Bay during wastewater treatment plant repairs.

Image of Mars
04.22.16

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s

Image of A UCI team measuring the seafloor off the coast of Greenland. Credit: UCI/Maria Stenzel
04.22.16

New maps of the seafloor around Greenland help scientists understand which glaciers are at increased risk for melting.

Image of Advanced solar electric propulsion
04.21.16

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. to design/develop an advanced electric propulsion system for deep space exploration missions like NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission.

Image of NIAC proposals
04.13.16

NASA has selected 13 proposals, including four from JPL, for a program that invests in transformative architectures through the development of pioneering technologies.

Image of Earth does not always spin on an axis running through its poles
04.11.16

New data on how water moves around Earth answer old questions about the planet's rotation.

Image of Nearly all forest trees live in symbiosis with underground fungi
03.31.16

A new way to detect underground forest fungi from space could help researchers predict how climate change will alter forest habitats.

Image of Erisa Hines, a driver for the Mars Curiosity rover, based at JPL, also talks to participants in "Destination: Mars."
03.30.16

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to create "Destination: Mars," a guided tour of a part of Mars using technologies that help scientists plan the Curiosity rover's activities.

Image of A JPL mini methane gas sensor is flight tested on a small unmanned aerial
03.29.16

As part of a project to improve energy pipeline industry safety, researchers have successfully flight tested a mini JPL methane gas sensor on a small unmanned aerial system.

Image of Carl Sagan
03.25.16

NASA has selected 36 fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble and Sagan fellowships.

Image of David Aveline and Anita Sengupta
03.17.16

The Cold Atom Laboratory will forge "fluffy molecules" and probe the wonders of quantum physics when it launches to the International Space Station next year.

Image of Juno solar array
03.15.16

NASA's Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected four proposals to develop solar array technologies that will aid spacecraft in exploring destinations well beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.

Image of air pollution
03.10.16

NASA has selected two new Earth science investigations, including one from JPL, that will put instruments in orbit to track harmful air pollutants and study tropical cyclones.

Image of Maps from PRISM
02.25.16

Scientists have demonstrated how a NASA-developed airborne instrument can help monitor water quality in San Francisco Bay and potentially other water bodies.

Image of ravitational waves are ripples in space-time, represented by the green grid
02.24.16

Monitoring a vast network of rapidly spinning pulsars is key to finding very-low-frequency gravitational waves, researchers say.

Image of James Bernardini
02.23.16

President Obama Thursday named six NASA researchers, including one from JPL, as recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Image of RainCube
02.23.16

Four CubeSat projects, including two from JPL, will be developed, built and launched into low-Earth orbit to test technologies that could enable improve our understanding of Earth.

Image of clouds
02.18.16

New NASA satellite data have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected sea level rise.

Image of Gravitational waves
02.11.16

LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

Image of Adam Steltzner
02.10.16

Adam Steltzner, a JPL engineer who helped pioneer the breakthrough technique for landing a one-ton rover on Mars, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering.

Image of Cubesat
02.03.16

The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.

Image of Street-level damage photos
01.29.16

Researchers have developed a way to make maps of natural disaster damage using remote sensing technology.
 

Image of MSL
12.21.15

NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer.

Image of Fist place winners of the challenge
12.07.15

Engineering Made Fun: JPL's Annual Invention Challenge

Image of Part of the DRS system
12.04.15

The LISA Pathfinder spacecraft is on its way to space, and is carrying a new thruster technology from JPL

Image of Cubesat Development Laboratory
12.04.15

JPL CubeSat clean room is doing big things for space explorations smallest inhabitants
 

Image of Illustration shows Earth surrounded by filaments of dark matter called "hairs"
11.24.15

Dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.

Image of Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3
11.24.15

Data from NASA's NEOWISE mission are giving new insights into comet dust, nucleus sizes, and production rates for difficult-to-observe gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Image of Constellation of satellites with thermal infrared imaging sensors
11.19.15

Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it's imperative to detect them as early as possible.

Image of Researchers took the Chemical Laptop to JPL's Mars Yard, where they placed the device on a test rover. This image shows the size comparison between the Chemical Laptop and a regular laptop
11.16.15

A small laptop-sized device is being developed at JPL to look for amino acids and fatty acids, with potential applications in space.

Image of International Space Station
10.27.15

Researchers used cutting-edge technology to analyze bacteria present on the International Space Station and compare it to controlled clean rooms on Earth.

Image of ARRM artist's concept
10.23.15

NASA, through JPL, has issued a call to American industry for innovative ideas involving the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission.

Image of un-treated vs. polymer treated test
10.23.15

A new study describes polymers that could potentially increase the safety of aviation fuel, both during transportation and in the event of a collision.

Image of Postdoc award day winners
10.09.15

Winners of the annual 2015 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of Hedgehog rover
09.08.15

Hedgehog is a new concept for a robot that is specifically designed to overcome the challenges of traversing small solar system bodies.

Image of  This schematic drawing shows how a 'metasurface' can generate and focus radially polarized light
09.01.15

Researchers have developed innovative flat, optical lenses as part of a collaboration between JPL and the Caltech.

Image of MARVEL
08.27.15

A tiny 3-D camera for potential use in brain surgery, has been honored with a technology award.

Image of Artist concept of how the Lemur robot could repair the ISS
08.13.15

Geckos have inspired a technology to make things stick together in space.
 

Image of asteroids
08.05.15

Astronomers may have found the source of a particularly hard-to-spot group of near-Earth asteroids, thanks to a once-dormant NASA space telescope.

Image of laboratory-created 'chemical garden'
08.05.15

How did the very first life forms on Earth get an electrical boost? New laboratory experiments offer clues.

Image of Windbot artist concept
07.22.15

Wind-harvesting robotic probes might someday explore the atmospheres of other planets, as well as our home planet, thanks to an innovative NASA JPL study

Image of wearable tech
07.22.15

Researchers at JPL and UCLA have developed a technology that could reduce the power needed to send information from wearable devices

Image of big data
07.08.15

NASA has selected seven technology proposals for continued study under Phase II of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, including one from JPL.
 

Image of Project Sidekick test
06.29.15

NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
 

Image of signaling molecule
06.23.15

Scientists and engineers have a growing need for tools to help handle, explore and analyze big data. A new JPL/Caltech collaboration will help advance this important field.
 

Image of cubesats
06.15.15

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 - the flight will include the first two CubeSats sent to deep space.

Image of The Microbial Tracking-1 experiment sent fungi to the International Space Station to study their growth.
06.03.16

A JPL microbiologist is studying fungi and bacteria as part of International Space Station research.

Image of Antarctic sea ice in the Bellingshausen Sea in Oct. 2007
05.20.16

Why is Antarctic sea ice cover increasing while Arctic sea ice is diminishing rapidly? A NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are responsible.

Image of Subsidence in Jefferson Parish,  Louisiana, from June 2009 to July 2012
05.16.16

New Orleans and surrounding areas continue to sink due to a combination of natural and human-induced processes, finds a new NASA/university study using NASA airborne radar.

Image of Beach Bots
05.10.16

Two teams mentored by NASA centers were in the winning alliance at the national FIRST Championship in St. Louis on April 30.

Image of JPL scientists use in-water instrument called an optical profiler to gain information on chlorophyll
04.26.16

NASA satellites help the City of Los Angeles monitor Santa Monica Bay during wastewater treatment plant repairs.

Image of Mars
04.22.16

NASA is soliciting ideas from U.S. industry for designs of a Mars orbiter for potential launch in the 2020s

Image of A UCI team measuring the seafloor off the coast of Greenland. Credit: UCI/Maria Stenzel
04.22.16

New maps of the seafloor around Greenland help scientists understand which glaciers are at increased risk for melting.

Image of Advanced solar electric propulsion
04.21.16

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc. to design/develop an advanced electric propulsion system for deep space exploration missions like NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission.

Image of NIAC proposals
04.13.16

NASA has selected 13 proposals, including four from JPL, for a program that invests in transformative architectures through the development of pioneering technologies.

Image of Earth does not always spin on an axis running through its poles
04.11.16

New data on how water moves around Earth answer old questions about the planet's rotation.

Image of Nearly all forest trees live in symbiosis with underground fungi
03.31.16

A new way to detect underground forest fungi from space could help researchers predict how climate change will alter forest habitats.

Image of Erisa Hines, a driver for the Mars Curiosity rover, based at JPL, also talks to participants in "Destination: Mars."
03.30.16

NASA and Microsoft have teamed up to create "Destination: Mars," a guided tour of a part of Mars using technologies that help scientists plan the Curiosity rover's activities.

Image of A JPL mini methane gas sensor is flight tested on a small unmanned aerial
03.29.16

As part of a project to improve energy pipeline industry safety, researchers have successfully flight tested a mini JPL methane gas sensor on a small unmanned aerial system.

Image of Carl Sagan
03.25.16

NASA has selected 36 fellows for its prestigious Einstein, Hubble and Sagan fellowships.

Image of David Aveline and Anita Sengupta
03.17.16

The Cold Atom Laboratory will forge "fluffy molecules" and probe the wonders of quantum physics when it launches to the International Space Station next year.

Image of Juno solar array
03.15.16

NASA's Game Changing Development (GCD) program has selected four proposals to develop solar array technologies that will aid spacecraft in exploring destinations well beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.

Image of air pollution
03.10.16

NASA has selected two new Earth science investigations, including one from JPL, that will put instruments in orbit to track harmful air pollutants and study tropical cyclones.

Image of Maps from PRISM
02.25.16

Scientists have demonstrated how a NASA-developed airborne instrument can help monitor water quality in San Francisco Bay and potentially other water bodies.

Image of ravitational waves are ripples in space-time, represented by the green grid
02.24.16

Monitoring a vast network of rapidly spinning pulsars is key to finding very-low-frequency gravitational waves, researchers say.

Image of James Bernardini
02.23.16

President Obama Thursday named six NASA researchers, including one from JPL, as recipients of the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Image of RainCube
02.23.16

Four CubeSat projects, including two from JPL, will be developed, built and launched into low-Earth orbit to test technologies that could enable improve our understanding of Earth.

Image of clouds
02.18.16

New NASA satellite data have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected sea level rise.

Image of Gravitational waves
02.11.16

LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

Image of Adam Steltzner
02.10.16

Adam Steltzner, a JPL engineer who helped pioneer the breakthrough technique for landing a one-ton rover on Mars, has been elected into the National Academy of Engineering.

Image of Cubesat
02.03.16

The first flight of NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will carry 13 low-cost CubeSats to test innovative ideas along with an uncrewed Orion spacecraft in 2018.

Image of Street-level damage photos
01.29.16

Researchers have developed a way to make maps of natural disaster damage using remote sensing technology.
 

Image of MSL
12.21.15

NASA technology is all around us, turning trash into oil, saving women from a deadly complication of childbirth, and putting the bubbles in beer.

Image of Fist place winners of the challenge
12.07.15

Engineering Made Fun: JPL's Annual Invention Challenge

Image of Part of the DRS system
12.04.15

The LISA Pathfinder spacecraft is on its way to space, and is carrying a new thruster technology from JPL

Image of Cubesat Development Laboratory
12.04.15

JPL CubeSat clean room is doing big things for space explorations smallest inhabitants
 

Image of Illustration shows Earth surrounded by filaments of dark matter called "hairs"
11.24.15

Dense filaments of dark matter particles, called 'hairs' are sprouting from Earth, according to a new study based on computer simulations.

Image of Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3
11.24.15

Data from NASA's NEOWISE mission are giving new insights into comet dust, nucleus sizes, and production rates for difficult-to-observe gases like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide.

Image of Constellation of satellites with thermal infrared imaging sensors
11.19.15

Wildfires can wreak havoc on human health, property and communities, so it's imperative to detect them as early as possible.

Image of Researchers took the Chemical Laptop to JPL's Mars Yard, where they placed the device on a test rover. This image shows the size comparison between the Chemical Laptop and a regular laptop
11.16.15

A small laptop-sized device is being developed at JPL to look for amino acids and fatty acids, with potential applications in space.

Image of International Space Station
10.27.15

Researchers used cutting-edge technology to analyze bacteria present on the International Space Station and compare it to controlled clean rooms on Earth.

Image of ARRM artist's concept
10.23.15

NASA, through JPL, has issued a call to American industry for innovative ideas involving the Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission.

Image of un-treated vs. polymer treated test
10.23.15

A new study describes polymers that could potentially increase the safety of aviation fuel, both during transportation and in the event of a collision.

Image of Postdoc award day winners
10.09.15

Winners of the annual 2015 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of Hedgehog rover
09.08.15

Hedgehog is a new concept for a robot that is specifically designed to overcome the challenges of traversing small solar system bodies.

Image of  This schematic drawing shows how a 'metasurface' can generate and focus radially polarized light
09.01.15

Researchers have developed innovative flat, optical lenses as part of a collaboration between JPL and the Caltech.

Image of MARVEL
08.27.15

A tiny 3-D camera for potential use in brain surgery, has been honored with a technology award.

Image of Artist concept of how the Lemur robot could repair the ISS
08.13.15

Geckos have inspired a technology to make things stick together in space.
 

Image of asteroids
08.05.15

Astronomers may have found the source of a particularly hard-to-spot group of near-Earth asteroids, thanks to a once-dormant NASA space telescope.

Image of laboratory-created 'chemical garden'
08.05.15

How did the very first life forms on Earth get an electrical boost? New laboratory experiments offer clues.

Image of Windbot artist concept
07.22.15

Wind-harvesting robotic probes might someday explore the atmospheres of other planets, as well as our home planet, thanks to an innovative NASA JPL study

Image of wearable tech
07.22.15

Researchers at JPL and UCLA have developed a technology that could reduce the power needed to send information from wearable devices

Image of big data
07.08.15

NASA has selected seven technology proposals for continued study under Phase II of the agency's Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, including one from JPL.
 

Image of Project Sidekick test
06.29.15

NASA and Microsoft are teaming up to develop Sidekick, a new project using commercial technology to empower astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS).
 

Image of signaling molecule
06.23.15

Scientists and engineers have a growing need for tools to help handle, explore and analyze big data. A new JPL/Caltech collaboration will help advance this important field.
 

Image of cubesats
06.15.15

When NASA launches its next mission on the journey to Mars - a stationary lander in 2016 - the flight will include the first two CubeSats sent to deep space.