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 JPL Selects NASA Deep Space Network Subcontractor
07.23.13

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected ITT Exelis Information Systems to operate and maintain the NASA Deep Space Network complex and perform other support functions.

Image of NASA Advanced Technology Concepts Selected for Study
07.22.13

NASA has selected 12 proposals, including two from JPL, for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact.

Image of Radio Bursts Discovered From Beyond our Galaxy
07.11.13

Astronomers have discovered bursts of radio waves originating from beyond our galaxy.

Image of NASA's OPALS to Beam Data From Space Via Laser
07.11.13

NASA will use the International Space Station to test new technology that could improve spacecraft communications and strengthen transmission of scientific data.

Image of JPL Scores High in DARPA Virtual Robotics Challenge
06.27.13

A JPL group was among the top teams in DARPA's recent Virtual Robotics Challenge.

Image of NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award
06.23.13

Two companies with a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service are receiving NASA's prestigious George M. Low Award.

Image of Warm Ocean Causing Most Antarctic Ice Shelf Mass Loss
06.13.13

Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent's ice shelf mass loss, a new study by NASA and university researchers has found.

Image of NASA Curiosity Rover Wins Prestigious Awards
05.13.13

Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.

Image of How to Target an Asteroid
04.18.13

The hunt is on for methods to aim a spacecraft at an asteroid.

Image of NASA Selects 2013 Carl Sagan Fellows
04.09.13

NASA has announced recipients of the 2013 Sagan Exoplanet Fellowships, a program designed to encourage new talent in exoplanet research.

Image of NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft to Study Volcanic Plume
04.01.13

Like bees buzzing around a hive, three repurposed military unmanned aircraft were sent by NASA into a Costa Rican volcano's plume last month to study its chemical environment.

Image of NASA Announces New CubeSat Space Mission Candidates
02.26.13

NASA has selected 24 small satellites, including three from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to fly as payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Image of A New Generation of Sensors for Space Exploration
02.19.13

A collaborative effort between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Delft University of Technology has demonstrated a novel optical sensor for the analysis of the composition and of the origin of geological formations.

Image of National Space Club Honors Mars Curiosity
02.14.13

The National Space Club will honor NASA's Curiosity/Mars Science Laboratory team with three awards, including the prestigious Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy.

Image of Study Finds Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest
01.17.13

An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study.

Image of NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
01.16.13

A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.

Image of Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
01.16.13

This week, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are running an experiment simulating a deep ocean hydrothermal vent to test theories about the origins of life.

Image of 25th Annual High-Tech Small Business Conference
12.13.12

JPL will present this event on March 5-6, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Image of Deep Space Atomic Clock Ticks Toward Success
12.12.12

Dr. Todd Ely, principal investigator for NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., spotlights the paradigm-busting innovations now in development to revolutionize spaceflight navigation.

Image of NASA Study Could Improve Hurricane Strength Forecasts
11.29.12

Forecasters could be able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments.

Image of What Goes Down Must Come Back Up
11.19.12

In 2010-11, global sea level fell nearly a quarter inch. But, when it comes to long-term sea level, what comes down must eventually come back up.

Image of Quakesim and NASA Mobile App Win NASA Software Award
09.20.12

NASA software that models the behavior of earthquake faults and NASA's first mobile application are co-winners of NASA's 2012 Software of the Year Award.

Image of Researchers Brew Up Organics on Ice
09.18.12

JPL researchers are creating concoctions of organics, or carbon-bearing molecules, on ice in the lab, then zapping them with lasers.

Image of 2012 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.04.12

Winners of the annual 2012 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of Up, Up, and Away
08.30.12

Teams from JPL and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo conduct a balloon technology demonstration field test for an upcoming CubeSat launch.

Image of President Obama Honors NASA Scientists and Engineers
07.23.12

President Obama has named six NASA individuals, including one from JPL, as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Image of Researchers Develop New Amp to Study the Universe
07.17.12

Researchers at JPL and Caltech have developed an instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world.

Image of NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
06.12.12

For the first time in decades, NASA is reinventing the type of parachutes being used to land on Mars.

Image of Visitors get and Inside Look at JPL’s Science & Technology
06.12.12

JPL’s annual Open House event gave visitors an up close look at the lab’s science and technology research efforts.

Image of New JPL Technology Page on Facebook
05.31.12

Come join the conversation on the new JPL Technology Facebook page.

Image of GALEX: Managing the Unexpected
05.31.12

Recounting of the GALEX project shows small projects can be as technically challenging as big ones.

Image of Follow @JPL_Technology on Twitter
05.31.12

Follow announcements from the Office of the Chief Technologist at JPL

Image of Science and Technology on Display at Open House
05.30.12

JPL's annual Open House will take place June 9-10, 2012. Check out the exciting exhibits on the science and technology research.

Image of People at JPL
05.02.12

The Discover JPL brochure, a student research report developed in partnership with JPL's University Research Affairs office, is the recent recipient of several Communicator Awards that recognize excellence in communications.

Image of Study Finds Surprising Arctic Methane Emission Source
04.23.12

The Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of the potent greenhouse gas methane. A new study with NASA contributions finds the Arctic Ocean may be an important source.

Image of Microdevices Laboratory 2011 Annual Report Released
04.19.12

JPL's MDL has released its annual report for 2011.

Image of NASA to Fly Deep Space Atomic Clock to Improve Navigation Technology
04.10.12

NASA is preparing to fly a Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, demonstration that will revolutionize the way we conduct deep-space navigation.

Image of NASA Views Our Perpetually Moving Ocean
04.10.12

The swirling flows of tens of thousands of ocean currents are captured in a new NASA scientific visualization created with the help of JPL satellite and model data.

Image of NASA Announces 2012 Carl Sagan Fellows
04.03.12

NASA has announced the 2012 Sagan Exoplanet Fellowships, a program designed to encourage new talent in the area of exoplanet research.

Image of Juno: A Look Back at Successful Development
03.26.12

How the Juno team focused on reducing risk for this mission to Jupiter.

Image of NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants
03.01.12

A NASA-led study finds Arctic sea ice loss may be intensifying release of bromine into the atmosphere, depleting ground-level ozone and depositing toxic mercury in the Arctic.

Image of NASA Pinning Down Where 'Here' is Better Than Ever
02.27.12

NASA is helping lead a global effort to upgrade systems used to determine a terrestrial reference frame for Earth and improve the accuracy of Earth observations from space.

Image of NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light
02.21.12

A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests.

Image of JPL and Caltech CubeSat Proposals Move Forward
02.14.12

Cubesats from JPL/Caltech have been selected by NASA to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.

Image of KISS Selects Student Study at JPL
02.13.12

KISS has announced that it will fund a new student-led mini program, giving a handful of students a chance to develop instruments for the Axel rover,

Image of Advanced Communications Testbed for Space Station
02.13.12

An orbiting laboratory will soon provide new and improved ways for future space travelers to communicate.

Image of Getting a Charge Out of Wasted Automobile Heat
02.13.12

Only about 25 percent of the energy in every gallon of gasoline you buy actually helps your vehicle to run. What if you could recover some of the wasted energy? JPL and automakers and developing technology to do just that.

Image of JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference
01.31.12

JPL will host the 24th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Image of New Technology Transfer Page
01.24.12

Interested in spinoff technologies, commercialization, or licensing? Visit the new Technology Transfer site for more information.

Image of NASA Presents Software of the Year Award
12.08.11

Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) software operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.

Image of JPL Selects NASA Deep Space Network Subcontractor
07.23.13

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has selected ITT Exelis Information Systems to operate and maintain the NASA Deep Space Network complex and perform other support functions.

Image of NASA Advanced Technology Concepts Selected for Study
07.22.13

NASA has selected 12 proposals, including two from JPL, for study under Phase I of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, which aims to turn science fiction into fact.

Image of Radio Bursts Discovered From Beyond our Galaxy
07.11.13

Astronomers have discovered bursts of radio waves originating from beyond our galaxy.

Image of NASA's OPALS to Beam Data From Space Via Laser
07.11.13

NASA will use the International Space Station to test new technology that could improve spacecraft communications and strengthen transmission of scientific data.

Image of JPL Scores High in DARPA Virtual Robotics Challenge
06.27.13

A JPL group was among the top teams in DARPA's recent Virtual Robotics Challenge.

Image of NASA Announces Winners of 2012 George M. Low Award
06.23.13

Two companies with a commitment to teamwork, technical and managerial excellence, safety, and customer service are receiving NASA's prestigious George M. Low Award.

Image of Warm Ocean Causing Most Antarctic Ice Shelf Mass Loss
06.13.13

Ocean waters melting the undersides of Antarctic ice shelves are responsible for most of the continent's ice shelf mass loss, a new study by NASA and university researchers has found.

Image of NASA Curiosity Rover Wins Prestigious Awards
05.13.13

Two prominent aerospace industry organizations are recognizing the contributions of NASA, especially the achievements of the team that landed NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars in August, with coveted awards.

Image of How to Target an Asteroid
04.18.13

The hunt is on for methods to aim a spacecraft at an asteroid.

Image of NASA Selects 2013 Carl Sagan Fellows
04.09.13

NASA has announced recipients of the 2013 Sagan Exoplanet Fellowships, a program designed to encourage new talent in exoplanet research.

Image of NASA Sends Unmanned Aircraft to Study Volcanic Plume
04.01.13

Like bees buzzing around a hive, three repurposed military unmanned aircraft were sent by NASA into a Costa Rican volcano's plume last month to study its chemical environment.

Image of NASA Announces New CubeSat Space Mission Candidates
02.26.13

NASA has selected 24 small satellites, including three from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to fly as payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Image of A New Generation of Sensors for Space Exploration
02.19.13

A collaborative effort between NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Delft University of Technology has demonstrated a novel optical sensor for the analysis of the composition and of the origin of geological formations.

Image of National Space Club Honors Mars Curiosity
02.14.13

The National Space Club will honor NASA's Curiosity/Mars Science Laboratory team with three awards, including the prestigious Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Trophy.

Image of Study Finds Severe Climate Jeopardizing Amazon Forest
01.17.13

An area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of a megadrought that began in 2005, finds a new NASA-led study.

Image of NASA Ozone Study May Benefit Air Standards, Climate
01.16.13

A new NASA-led study finds that when it comes to combating global warming caused by emissions of ozone-forming chemicals, location matters.

Image of Bubbling up Organics in an Ocean Vent Simulator
01.16.13

This week, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory are running an experiment simulating a deep ocean hydrothermal vent to test theories about the origins of life.

Image of 25th Annual High-Tech Small Business Conference
12.13.12

JPL will present this event on March 5-6, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Image of Deep Space Atomic Clock Ticks Toward Success
12.12.12

Dr. Todd Ely, principal investigator for NASA's Deep Space Atomic Clock at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., spotlights the paradigm-busting innovations now in development to revolutionize spaceflight navigation.

Image of NASA Study Could Improve Hurricane Strength Forecasts
11.29.12

Forecasters could be able to predict how intense tropical cyclones like Hurricane Sandy will be by analyzing relative-humidity levels within their large-scale environments.

Image of What Goes Down Must Come Back Up
11.19.12

In 2010-11, global sea level fell nearly a quarter inch. But, when it comes to long-term sea level, what comes down must eventually come back up.

Image of Quakesim and NASA Mobile App Win NASA Software Award
09.20.12

NASA software that models the behavior of earthquake faults and NASA's first mobile application are co-winners of NASA's 2012 Software of the Year Award.

Image of Researchers Brew Up Organics on Ice
09.18.12

JPL researchers are creating concoctions of organics, or carbon-bearing molecules, on ice in the lab, then zapping them with lasers.

Image of 2012 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.04.12

Winners of the annual 2012 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of Up, Up, and Away
08.30.12

Teams from JPL and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo conduct a balloon technology demonstration field test for an upcoming CubeSat launch.

Image of President Obama Honors NASA Scientists and Engineers
07.23.12

President Obama has named six NASA individuals, including one from JPL, as recipients of the 2011 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

Image of Researchers Develop New Amp to Study the Universe
07.17.12

Researchers at JPL and Caltech have developed an instrument for exploring the cosmos and the quantum world.

Image of NASA Tests Future Mars Landing Technology
06.12.12

For the first time in decades, NASA is reinventing the type of parachutes being used to land on Mars.

Image of Visitors get and Inside Look at JPL’s Science & Technology
06.12.12

JPL’s annual Open House event gave visitors an up close look at the lab’s science and technology research efforts.

Image of New JPL Technology Page on Facebook
05.31.12

Come join the conversation on the new JPL Technology Facebook page.

Image of GALEX: Managing the Unexpected
05.31.12

Recounting of the GALEX project shows small projects can be as technically challenging as big ones.

Image of Follow @JPL_Technology on Twitter
05.31.12

Follow announcements from the Office of the Chief Technologist at JPL

Image of Science and Technology on Display at Open House
05.30.12

JPL's annual Open House will take place June 9-10, 2012. Check out the exciting exhibits on the science and technology research.

Image of People at JPL
05.02.12

The Discover JPL brochure, a student research report developed in partnership with JPL's University Research Affairs office, is the recent recipient of several Communicator Awards that recognize excellence in communications.

Image of Study Finds Surprising Arctic Methane Emission Source
04.23.12

The Arctic region is home to large reservoirs of the potent greenhouse gas methane. A new study with NASA contributions finds the Arctic Ocean may be an important source.

Image of Microdevices Laboratory 2011 Annual Report Released
04.19.12

JPL's MDL has released its annual report for 2011.

Image of NASA to Fly Deep Space Atomic Clock to Improve Navigation Technology
04.10.12

NASA is preparing to fly a Deep Space Atomic Clock, or DSAC, demonstration that will revolutionize the way we conduct deep-space navigation.

Image of NASA Views Our Perpetually Moving Ocean
04.10.12

The swirling flows of tens of thousands of ocean currents are captured in a new NASA scientific visualization created with the help of JPL satellite and model data.

Image of NASA Announces 2012 Carl Sagan Fellows
04.03.12

NASA has announced the 2012 Sagan Exoplanet Fellowships, a program designed to encourage new talent in the area of exoplanet research.

Image of Juno: A Look Back at Successful Development
03.26.12

How the Juno team focused on reducing risk for this mission to Jupiter.

Image of NASA Finds Sea Ice Driving Arctic Air Pollutants
03.01.12

A NASA-led study finds Arctic sea ice loss may be intensifying release of bromine into the atmosphere, depleting ground-level ozone and depositing toxic mercury in the Arctic.

Image of NASA Pinning Down Where 'Here' is Better Than Ever
02.27.12

NASA is helping lead a global effort to upgrade systems used to determine a terrestrial reference frame for Earth and improve the accuracy of Earth observations from space.

Image of NASA Map Sees Earth's Trees in a New Light
02.21.12

A NASA-led science team has created an accurate, high-resolution map of the height of Earth's forests.

Image of JPL and Caltech CubeSat Proposals Move Forward
02.14.12

Cubesats from JPL/Caltech have been selected by NASA to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard rockets planned to launch in 2013 and 2014.

Image of KISS Selects Student Study at JPL
02.13.12

KISS has announced that it will fund a new student-led mini program, giving a handful of students a chance to develop instruments for the Axel rover,

Image of Advanced Communications Testbed for Space Station
02.13.12

An orbiting laboratory will soon provide new and improved ways for future space travelers to communicate.

Image of Getting a Charge Out of Wasted Automobile Heat
02.13.12

Only about 25 percent of the energy in every gallon of gasoline you buy actually helps your vehicle to run. What if you could recover some of the wasted energy? JPL and automakers and developing technology to do just that.

Image of JPL to Host High-Tech Small Business Conference
01.31.12

JPL will host the 24th annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday, March 6, and Wednesday, March 7, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.

Image of New Technology Transfer Page
01.24.12

Interested in spinoff technologies, commercialization, or licensing? Visit the new Technology Transfer site for more information.

Image of NASA Presents Software of the Year Award
12.08.11

Autonomous Exploration for Gathering Increased Science (AEGIS) software operating on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, is NASA's 2011 Software of the Year recipient.