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 Big Science Comes in Small and Automated Packages
11.22.11

Researchers at JPL have developed a new chip that can carry out wet-chemistry experiments without human interaction.

Image of NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
11.17.11

NASA'S turning up the heat and weaving a path toward future exploration with development of new game-changing technologies.

Image of New Study Shows Very First Stars Not Monstrous
11.10.11

The very first stars in our universe were not the behemoths scientists had once thought, according to new simulations performed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image of Caltech Event Marks 75th Anniversary of JPL Rocket Tests
10.12.11

The 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments at the site that became JPL will be celebrated with a free, public screening of a new documentary at Caltech on Oct. 25.

Image of NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
10.03.11

A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere.

Image of NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
09.29.11

New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.

Image of NASA Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
09.19.11

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development, both with JPL involvement.

Image of 2011 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.19.11

Winners of the annual 2011 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Mars Research Helps Find Buried Water on Earth
09.15.11

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore Mars' subsurface to map, for the first time, freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert.

Image of Discover JPL
09.01.11

The new 'Discover JPL' brochure gives an inside look at JPL's collaborative relationships with the academic community. These partnerships provide accelerated innovation for NASA’s missions and the discovery of new science & technology opportunities.

Image of NASA Picks Three Proposals for Flight Demonstration
08.22.11

NASA has selected three proposals, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities.

Image of NASA Research Yields Full Map of Antarctic Ice Flow
08.18.11

NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica.

Image of NASA Research Confirms it's a Small World, After All
08.16.11

Our planet Earth is not expanding, as some scientists had previously speculated.

Image of Herschel Telescope Detects Oxygen Molecules in Space
08.01.11

The Herschel Space Observatory's large telescope and state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space.

Image of NASA Awards Space Technology Research Fellowship Grants
07.28.11

NASA has selected the inaugural class of Space Technology Research Fellows.

Image of Astronomers Find Largest, Most Distant Reservoir of Water
07.25.11

Astronomers, including a team led by Matt Bradford of JPL, found a feeding black hole soaking in water vapor.

Image of NASA and Chevron Partner to Benefit the Energy Industry
07.25.11

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and Chevron Corporation in San Ramon, Calif., have announced a partnership to develop a range of advanced technologies that can be used in harsh environments, both on Earth and in space.

Image of Reflecting on HOPE
06.24.11

A group of young Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees launch a mission and learn how to work as a team.

Image of Caltech Space Challenge
06.15.11

Students get the chance to design a sample return mission to a comet or asteroid.

Image of New Insights on How Solar Minimums Affect Earth
06.14.11

Since 1611, humans have recorded the comings and goings of black spots on the sun.

Image of The Challenge of Complexity
06.02.11

In a recent article in NASA's ASK magazine, Richard Cook of JPL discusses the technology challenges faced by the Mars Exploration Program.

Image of New NASA Map Reveals Tropical Forest Carbon Storage
05.31.11

A NASA-led team has used NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests.

Image of JPL-Developed Clean Energy Technology Moves Forward
05.27.11

A clean, efficient technology to generate grid-independent electricity from methanol, developed by a JPL team in partnership with USC, has been licensed to a private company.

Image of Science & Technology Excites Visitors at Open House
05.16.11

Visitors from around the country attended the 2011 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House to see science and technology showcases.

Image of JPL Facility has Built Famed Spacecraft for 50 Years
05.13.11

The Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has birthed robotic explorers sent to destinations throughout the solar system over the past five decades.

Image of NASA Technology Looks Inside Japan’s Nuclear Reactor
04.26.11

The seeds from JPL rover technology are being used to examine buildings inside Japan’s damaged nuclear plant.

Image of The Passing of Dr. Moustafa Chahine
03.31.11

"Mous" leaves behind a distinguished legacy of science, discovery, mentorship, and deep friendship.

Image of NASA Announces 2011 Carl Sagan Fellows
03.29.11

NASA announces the 2011 Carl Sagan Fellowships, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

Image of DAWN
03.10.11

Visualization tools help researcher practice map the Vesta asteroid with still images and animations.

Image of NASA Finds Polar Ice Adding More to Rising Seas
03.08.11

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, according to a new NASA-funded satellite study.

Image of Former JPL Engineer Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame
03.03.11

Former JPL physicist/engineer Eric Fossum will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for a sensor chip widely used in cell phone and other digital cameras, webcams and medical imaging applications.

Image of NASA Announces Candidates for Cubesat Space Missions
02.10.11

NASA has selected 20 small satellites, including two from JPL, to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard new rockets planned to launch in 2011 and 2012.

Image of An Astronomer's Field of Dreams
01.26.11

A group of JPL researchers and their colleagues will hunt for new and exotic objects in the sky by using ceiling-fan-size antennas.

Image of Arcadia High School Wins Regional Science Bowl
01.25.11

Arcadia High School beat out 22 other local high schools in an all day 'buzzer-beater'-style competition held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Image of Open for Development
01.03.11

A JPL developed software architecture has been selected by the Apache Software Foundation to become a Top Level Project.

Image of NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Solicitations
01.03.11

NASA has released a solicitation for NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) for Fall 2011. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for technology fellowship research opportunities at NASA centers, including JPL.

Image of New JPL Workers Shed Training Wheels for Rocket Launch
12.07.10

A group of early-career employees at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., can now add “rocket launch” to their resumes.

Image of NASA Study Finds Earth's Lakes are Warming
11.23.10

In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change.

Image of Tuning an 'Ear' to the Music of Gravitational Waves
11.23.10

A team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has brought the world one step closer to 'hearing' gravitational waves.

Image of Shedding 'Bent' Light on Dark Matter
11.16.10

An astronomy team led by Dan Coe, formerly of JPL, has created one of the sharpest and most detailed maps of dark matter in the universe.

Image of Satellite Image
11.10.10

A NASA analysis of satellite data has quantified, for the first time, the amount of older and thicker 'multiyear' sea ice lost from the Arctic Ocean due to melting.

Image of It’s All About Location
11.03.10

JPL is a partner on a project that will develop and implement the next generation Global Differential GPS System.

Image of Prototype NASA Earth Camera Goes for Test Flight
10.19.10

JPL has conducted the first test flight of a prototype instrument being developed for a future space mission to survey how clouds and aerosols affect Earth's changing climate.

Image of Professional Society Fellows at JPL
10.05.10

Many researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are recognized for their work by professional societies. A new list of society fellows at JPL is now available.

Image of NASA Study Shows Desert Dust Cuts Colorado River Flow
09.20.10

Snowmelt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream.

Image of 2010 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.16.10

Winners of the annual 2010 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Uses New Method to Estimate Earth Mass Movements
09.14.10

New NASA research mixes satellite and surface measurements with an ocean model to estimate how water is moving around Earth and measure changes caused by the last major Ice Age.

Image of 2011 KISS Postdoctoral Fellowships
09.08.10

W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships Announcement of Opportunity

Image of NASA/NOAA Study Finds El Ninos are Growing Stronger
08.25.10

A new type of El Nino is becoming more common and progressively stronger, according to a new NASA/NOAA study that has potential implications for long-term weather forecasting.

Image of Cosmic Lens Used to Probe Dark Energy for First Time
08.19.10

Astronomers have devised a new method for measuring perhaps the greatest puzzle of our universe -- dark energy.

Image of Big Science Comes in Small and Automated Packages
11.22.11

Researchers at JPL have developed a new chip that can carry out wet-chemistry experiments without human interaction.

Image of NASA Develops New Game-Changing Technology
11.17.11

NASA'S turning up the heat and weaving a path toward future exploration with development of new game-changing technologies.

Image of New Study Shows Very First Stars Not Monstrous
11.10.11

The very first stars in our universe were not the behemoths scientists had once thought, according to new simulations performed at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image of Caltech Event Marks 75th Anniversary of JPL Rocket Tests
10.12.11

The 75th anniversary of the first rocket experiments at the site that became JPL will be celebrated with a free, public screening of a new documentary at Caltech on Oct. 25.

Image of NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
10.03.11

A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere.

Image of NASA Space Telescope Finds Fewer Asteroids Near Earth
09.29.11

New observations by NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, show there are significantly fewer near-Earth asteroids in the mid-size range than previously thought.

Image of NASA Announces Two Game-Changing Space Technology Projects
09.19.11

NASA has selected two game-changing space technology projects for development, both with JPL involvement.

Image of 2011 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.19.11

Winners of the annual 2011 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Mars Research Helps Find Buried Water on Earth
09.15.11

A NASA-led team has used radar sounding technology developed to explore Mars' subsurface to map, for the first time, freshwater aquifers buried deep beneath an Earth desert.

Image of Discover JPL
09.01.11

The new 'Discover JPL' brochure gives an inside look at JPL's collaborative relationships with the academic community. These partnerships provide accelerated innovation for NASA’s missions and the discovery of new science & technology opportunities.

Image of NASA Picks Three Proposals for Flight Demonstration
08.22.11

NASA has selected three proposals, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., as Technology Demonstration Missions to transform space communications, deep space navigation and in-space propulsion capabilities.

Image of NASA Research Yields Full Map of Antarctic Ice Flow
08.18.11

NASA-funded researchers have created the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow in Antarctica.

Image of NASA Research Confirms it's a Small World, After All
08.16.11

Our planet Earth is not expanding, as some scientists had previously speculated.

Image of Herschel Telescope Detects Oxygen Molecules in Space
08.01.11

The Herschel Space Observatory's large telescope and state-of-the-art infrared detectors have provided the first confirmed finding of oxygen molecules in space.

Image of NASA Awards Space Technology Research Fellowship Grants
07.28.11

NASA has selected the inaugural class of Space Technology Research Fellows.

Image of Astronomers Find Largest, Most Distant Reservoir of Water
07.25.11

Astronomers, including a team led by Matt Bradford of JPL, found a feeding black hole soaking in water vapor.

Image of NASA and Chevron Partner to Benefit the Energy Industry
07.25.11

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and Chevron Corporation in San Ramon, Calif., have announced a partnership to develop a range of advanced technologies that can be used in harsh environments, both on Earth and in space.

Image of Reflecting on HOPE
06.24.11

A group of young Jet Propulsion Laboratory employees launch a mission and learn how to work as a team.

Image of Caltech Space Challenge
06.15.11

Students get the chance to design a sample return mission to a comet or asteroid.

Image of New Insights on How Solar Minimums Affect Earth
06.14.11

Since 1611, humans have recorded the comings and goings of black spots on the sun.

Image of The Challenge of Complexity
06.02.11

In a recent article in NASA's ASK magazine, Richard Cook of JPL discusses the technology challenges faced by the Mars Exploration Program.

Image of New NASA Map Reveals Tropical Forest Carbon Storage
05.31.11

A NASA-led team has used NASA satellite data to create the most precise map ever produced depicting the amount and location of carbon stored in Earth's tropical forests.

Image of JPL-Developed Clean Energy Technology Moves Forward
05.27.11

A clean, efficient technology to generate grid-independent electricity from methanol, developed by a JPL team in partnership with USC, has been licensed to a private company.

Image of Science & Technology Excites Visitors at Open House
05.16.11

Visitors from around the country attended the 2011 Jet Propulsion Laboratory Open House to see science and technology showcases.

Image of JPL Facility has Built Famed Spacecraft for 50 Years
05.13.11

The Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has birthed robotic explorers sent to destinations throughout the solar system over the past five decades.

Image of NASA Technology Looks Inside Japan’s Nuclear Reactor
04.26.11

The seeds from JPL rover technology are being used to examine buildings inside Japan’s damaged nuclear plant.

Image of The Passing of Dr. Moustafa Chahine
03.31.11

"Mous" leaves behind a distinguished legacy of science, discovery, mentorship, and deep friendship.

Image of NASA Announces 2011 Carl Sagan Fellows
03.29.11

NASA announces the 2011 Carl Sagan Fellowships, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

Image of DAWN
03.10.11

Visualization tools help researcher practice map the Vesta asteroid with still images and animations.

Image of NASA Finds Polar Ice Adding More to Rising Seas
03.08.11

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating pace, according to a new NASA-funded satellite study.

Image of Former JPL Engineer Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame
03.03.11

Former JPL physicist/engineer Eric Fossum will be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for a sensor chip widely used in cell phone and other digital cameras, webcams and medical imaging applications.

Image of NASA Announces Candidates for Cubesat Space Missions
02.10.11

NASA has selected 20 small satellites, including two from JPL, to fly as auxiliary payloads aboard new rockets planned to launch in 2011 and 2012.

Image of An Astronomer's Field of Dreams
01.26.11

A group of JPL researchers and their colleagues will hunt for new and exotic objects in the sky by using ceiling-fan-size antennas.

Image of Arcadia High School Wins Regional Science Bowl
01.25.11

Arcadia High School beat out 22 other local high schools in an all day 'buzzer-beater'-style competition held at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Image of Open for Development
01.03.11

A JPL developed software architecture has been selected by the Apache Software Foundation to become a Top Level Project.

Image of NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship Solicitations
01.03.11

NASA has released a solicitation for NASA Space Technology Research Fellowships (NSTRF) for Fall 2011. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for technology fellowship research opportunities at NASA centers, including JPL.

Image of New JPL Workers Shed Training Wheels for Rocket Launch
12.07.10

A group of early-career employees at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., can now add “rocket launch” to their resumes.

Image of NASA Study Finds Earth's Lakes are Warming
11.23.10

In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change.

Image of Tuning an 'Ear' to the Music of Gravitational Waves
11.23.10

A team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has brought the world one step closer to 'hearing' gravitational waves.

Image of Shedding 'Bent' Light on Dark Matter
11.16.10

An astronomy team led by Dan Coe, formerly of JPL, has created one of the sharpest and most detailed maps of dark matter in the universe.

Image of Satellite Image
11.10.10

A NASA analysis of satellite data has quantified, for the first time, the amount of older and thicker 'multiyear' sea ice lost from the Arctic Ocean due to melting.

Image of It’s All About Location
11.03.10

JPL is a partner on a project that will develop and implement the next generation Global Differential GPS System.

Image of Prototype NASA Earth Camera Goes for Test Flight
10.19.10

JPL has conducted the first test flight of a prototype instrument being developed for a future space mission to survey how clouds and aerosols affect Earth's changing climate.

Image of Professional Society Fellows at JPL
10.05.10

Many researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are recognized for their work by professional societies. A new list of society fellows at JPL is now available.

Image of NASA Study Shows Desert Dust Cuts Colorado River Flow
09.20.10

Snowmelt in the Colorado River basin is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream.

Image of 2010 JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Awards
09.16.10

Winners of the annual 2010 Postdoc Research Day gave seminars on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Uses New Method to Estimate Earth Mass Movements
09.14.10

New NASA research mixes satellite and surface measurements with an ocean model to estimate how water is moving around Earth and measure changes caused by the last major Ice Age.

Image of 2011 KISS Postdoctoral Fellowships
09.08.10

W.M. Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships Announcement of Opportunity

Image of NASA/NOAA Study Finds El Ninos are Growing Stronger
08.25.10

A new type of El Nino is becoming more common and progressively stronger, according to a new NASA/NOAA study that has potential implications for long-term weather forecasting.

Image of Cosmic Lens Used to Probe Dark Energy for First Time
08.19.10

Astronomers have devised a new method for measuring perhaps the greatest puzzle of our universe -- dark energy.