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's John Casani Honored by Air and Space Museum
04.30.09

John Casani of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has been honored with the National Air and Space Museum's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Image of JPL Open House
04.27.09

JPL's annual Open House will feature many demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies along with activities and presentations related to scientific research.

Image of Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice
04.06.09

The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing. New evidence from satellite observations also shows that the ice cap is thinning as well.

Image of GeoSTAR
03.31.09

The JPL-developed GeoSTAR microwave atmospheric sounder employs interferometry techniques pioneered in radio astronomy and could be a climate modeler’s dream come true.

Image of Robotics
03.25.09

The 11th annual Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices conference in San Diego, chaired by a JPL researcher, featured demonstrations of new and innovative artificial muscle technologies.

Image of Brainstorms Build Bridges
03.24.09

The Keck Institute for Space Studies brings together the expertise of JPL and the Caltech Campus to address high-return concepts for space mission science and technology.

Image of Pushing the Frequency
03.17.09

Increased operating frequency will enable submillimeter-wave imaging for applications ranging from homeland security to cosmology.

Image of Mars Rovers Earn Congressional Kudos
03.11.09

Congress passed a resolution Wednesday recognizing scientific contributions of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, and commending the JPL and Cornell University teams.

Image of Turning the Tide to Energy
03.10.09

NASA research into powering robotic underwater vehicles could some day help convert ocean energy into electrical energy on a much larger scale.

Image of Scientists Expose 'Buried' Fault That Caused Deadly 2003 Quake
03.04.09

Using satellite radar data, NASA-funded scientists have observed, for the first time, the healing of subtle, natural surface scars from an earthquake that occurred on a 'buried' fault several miles below the surface-a fault whose fractures are not easily.

Image of 2008 Lew Allen Award for Excellence Recipients
02.25.09

Winners of the annual 2008 Lew Allen Award for Excellence receive research funding and commemorative plaques.

Image of Robot
02.19.09

JPL’s Advanced Technologies Group is developing an Ultrasonic-Sonic Driller-Corer for planetary exploration missions.

Image of NASA-JPL Scientist Elected to National Academy of Engineering
02.09.09

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Moustafa T. Chahine, a senior research scientist at JPL, as a member of its organization.

Image of Antarctic Expedition Prepared Researchers for Mars Project
02.05.09

About half a year before Phoenix began digging into the arctic plain of Mars, six scientists traveled to one of the coldest, driest places on Earth for soil-and-ice studies that would end up aiding analysis of the Mars data.

Image of NASA and Caltech Test Steep-Terrain Rover
02.04.09

Engineers from JPL and students at Caltech have designed and tested a versatile, low-mass robot that can rappel off cliffs and travel nimbly over steep and rocky terrain.

Image of Phoenix wins exploration award
02.03.09

The Pheonix lander will received the John "Jack" Swigert Jr. Award.

Image of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics honors JPLers
02.03.09

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently announced 2009 honors of JPLers.

Image of JPL to Host High-Tech Conference for Small Business
01.29.09

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 21st Annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3 and 4, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel.

Image of Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'
01.07.09

Some stars go ballistic, racing through interstellar space like bullets and tearing through clouds of gas.

Image of NASA Study Links Severe Storm Increases, Global Warming
12.19.08

The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth's tropics -- the type associated with severe storms and rainfall -- is increasing as a result of global warming, according to new study.

Image of Hubble Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet
12.09.08

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star.

Image of Enceladus Jets: Are They Wet or Just Wild?
11.26.08

Scientists continue to search for the cause of the geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Image of NASA Plans Test of Electronic Nose on International Space Station
11.19.08

NASA astronauts on Space Shuttle Endeavours STS-126 mission will install an instrument on the International Space Station that can smell dangerous chemicals in the air.

Image of NASA Tests First Deep-Space Internet
11.18.08

NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet.

Image of NASAs Quikscat Ocean-Observing Satellite Mission Honored
11.18.08

The Earth-observing satellite has been recognized for helping scientists better understand our home planet.

Image of Solicitation for Concepts for Large Study Programs at KISS
11.17.08

Call for Concept Ideas for the 2009-2010 Large Study Programs at the Keck Institute for Space Studies

Image of NASA Mars Lander Receives Award From Magazine
11.13.08

NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has won recognition from Popular Science magazine as an innovation worthy of the publications "Best of Whats New" Grand Award in the aviation and space category.

Image of Call for W.M. Keck Institute Fellowships
11.10.08

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are now available through the Keck Institute for Space Science

Image of NASA Chooses Small-Business Innovation Proposals
10.31.08

NASA has selected 142 proposals for possible contract awards. JPL is providing technical oversight for 19 of these projects to develop technology for future missions.

Image of NASA Orbiter Reveals Details of a Wetter Mars
10.28.08

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars, suggesting that liquid water remained on the planet's surface a billion years later than scientists believed.

Image of NASA's Phoenix Mars Team Wins National Space Club Award
10.23.08

The National Space Club presented NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission team with its Astronautics Engineer Award last night in Huntsville, Ala.

Image of NASA Maps Shed Light on Carbon Dioxide's Global Nature
10.09.08

A NASA/university team has published the first global satellite maps of the key greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, an area about 8 kilometers, or 5 miles, above Earth.

Image of Award Winners
10.07.08

Winners of the annual 2008 Post Doc Research Day gave lectures on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Selects Science Teams for Astrobiology Institute
10.02.08

NASA has awarded five-year grants, averaging $7 million each, to 10 research teams from across the country, including two from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Image of Infrared Echoes Give NASA's Spitzer a Supernova Flashback
10.01.08

Hot spots near the shattered remains of an exploded star are echoing the blast's first moments, say scientists using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image of Summer Interns: In Their Own Words
09.25.08

More than 300 high school and college interns worked at JPL this summer in areas such as robotic hardware systems and nano- and micro-systems. New web videos profile two of the students.

Image of Ulysses Reveals Global Solar Wind Plasma Output at 50-Year Low
09.23.08

Data from the Ulysses spacecraft show the sun has reduced its output of solar wind to the lowest levels since accurate readings became available.

Image of Water Hit With Young Star's Best Shot
09.18.08

Water is being blasted to pieces by a young star's laser-like jets, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image of Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
09.17.08

You might think that shaking and freezing a state-of-the-art, meticulously crafted machine is a bad idea.

Image of Air Force officers contribute to Lab's mission
09.09.08

In recent weeks, JPLers have been joined by six lieutenants and a captain from Los Angeles Air Force Base taking part in a a six-month employee exchange program.

Image of Moving seven miles of cable in six days
09.05.08

Movement of the Cosmos supercomputer center was completed in six days.

Image of NASA's Carl Sagan Fellows to Study Extraterrestrial Worlds
09.03.08

NASA announced Wednesday the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

Image of Judd joins Keck Institute
09.03.08

Michele Judd has been named managing director of the Keck Institute.

Image of NASA's JPL, Ames Win 2007 NASA Software of Year Award
07.22.08

NASA has selected JPL as one of two winners of the agency's 2007 Software of the Year Award for software to help detect planets outside our solar system.

Image of Rare 'Star-Making Machine' Found in Distant Universe
07.10.08

Astronomers have uncovered an extreme stellar machine -- a galaxy in the very remote universe pumping out stars at a surprising rate of up to 4,000 per year.

Image of Ocean Wind Power Maps Reveal Possible Wind Energy Sources
07.09.08

Efforts to harness the energy potential of Earth's ocean winds could soon gain an important new tool: global satellite maps from NASA.

Image of Experts Discuss How to Find Another Earth
05.27.08

On May 29 and 30, astronomers and scientists from all around the world will gather in Pasadena to discuss how we might find another Earth, and how we might detect possible life on it.

Image of JPL Briefing to Industry 2008: Focus on Partnering
05.13.08

The one-day conference provides a forum for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory leadership to engage industry partners by providing insight into future business opportunities at JPL.

Image of Technologies Chosen for Space Technology Hall of Fame
05.13.08

Two technologies developed by NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been selected for the Space Foundations 2008 Space Technology Hall of Fame.

Image of Astronomers Detect First Organic Molecule on an Exoplanet
03.19.08

A team of astronomers, led by JPLs Mark Swain, has made the first detection ever of an organic molecule in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting another star.

Image of JPL's John Casani Honored by Air and Space Museum
04.30.09

John Casani of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has been honored with the National Air and Space Museum's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Image of JPL Open House
04.27.09

JPL's annual Open House will feature many demonstrations of cutting-edge technologies along with activities and presentations related to scientific research.

Image of Satellites Show Arctic Literally on Thin Ice
04.06.09

The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing. New evidence from satellite observations also shows that the ice cap is thinning as well.

Image of GeoSTAR
03.31.09

The JPL-developed GeoSTAR microwave atmospheric sounder employs interferometry techniques pioneered in radio astronomy and could be a climate modeler’s dream come true.

Image of Robotics
03.25.09

The 11th annual Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices conference in San Diego, chaired by a JPL researcher, featured demonstrations of new and innovative artificial muscle technologies.

Image of Brainstorms Build Bridges
03.24.09

The Keck Institute for Space Studies brings together the expertise of JPL and the Caltech Campus to address high-return concepts for space mission science and technology.

Image of Pushing the Frequency
03.17.09

Increased operating frequency will enable submillimeter-wave imaging for applications ranging from homeland security to cosmology.

Image of Mars Rovers Earn Congressional Kudos
03.11.09

Congress passed a resolution Wednesday recognizing scientific contributions of NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers, and commending the JPL and Cornell University teams.

Image of Turning the Tide to Energy
03.10.09

NASA research into powering robotic underwater vehicles could some day help convert ocean energy into electrical energy on a much larger scale.

Image of Scientists Expose 'Buried' Fault That Caused Deadly 2003 Quake
03.04.09

Using satellite radar data, NASA-funded scientists have observed, for the first time, the healing of subtle, natural surface scars from an earthquake that occurred on a 'buried' fault several miles below the surface-a fault whose fractures are not easily.

Image of 2008 Lew Allen Award for Excellence Recipients
02.25.09

Winners of the annual 2008 Lew Allen Award for Excellence receive research funding and commemorative plaques.

Image of Robot
02.19.09

JPL’s Advanced Technologies Group is developing an Ultrasonic-Sonic Driller-Corer for planetary exploration missions.

Image of NASA-JPL Scientist Elected to National Academy of Engineering
02.09.09

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Moustafa T. Chahine, a senior research scientist at JPL, as a member of its organization.

Image of Antarctic Expedition Prepared Researchers for Mars Project
02.05.09

About half a year before Phoenix began digging into the arctic plain of Mars, six scientists traveled to one of the coldest, driest places on Earth for soil-and-ice studies that would end up aiding analysis of the Mars data.

Image of NASA and Caltech Test Steep-Terrain Rover
02.04.09

Engineers from JPL and students at Caltech have designed and tested a versatile, low-mass robot that can rappel off cliffs and travel nimbly over steep and rocky terrain.

Image of Phoenix wins exploration award
02.03.09

The Pheonix lander will received the John "Jack" Swigert Jr. Award.

Image of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics honors JPLers
02.03.09

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics recently announced 2009 honors of JPLers.

Image of JPL to Host High-Tech Conference for Small Business
01.29.09

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., will host the 21st Annual High-Tech Conference for Small Business on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3 and 4, at the Westin Los Angeles Airport hotel.

Image of Hubble Finds Stars That 'Go Ballistic'
01.07.09

Some stars go ballistic, racing through interstellar space like bullets and tearing through clouds of gas.

Image of NASA Study Links Severe Storm Increases, Global Warming
12.19.08

The frequency of extremely high clouds in Earth's tropics -- the type associated with severe storms and rainfall -- is increasing as a result of global warming, according to new study.

Image of Hubble Telescope Finds Carbon Dioxide on an Extrasolar Planet
12.09.08

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered carbon dioxide in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star.

Image of Enceladus Jets: Are They Wet or Just Wild?
11.26.08

Scientists continue to search for the cause of the geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus

Image of NASA Plans Test of Electronic Nose on International Space Station
11.19.08

NASA astronauts on Space Shuttle Endeavours STS-126 mission will install an instrument on the International Space Station that can smell dangerous chemicals in the air.

Image of NASA Tests First Deep-Space Internet
11.18.08

NASA has successfully tested the first deep space communications network modeled on the Internet.

Image of NASAs Quikscat Ocean-Observing Satellite Mission Honored
11.18.08

The Earth-observing satellite has been recognized for helping scientists better understand our home planet.

Image of Solicitation for Concepts for Large Study Programs at KISS
11.17.08

Call for Concept Ideas for the 2009-2010 Large Study Programs at the Keck Institute for Space Studies

Image of NASA Mars Lander Receives Award From Magazine
11.13.08

NASAs Phoenix Mars Lander has won recognition from Popular Science magazine as an innovation worthy of the publications "Best of Whats New" Grand Award in the aviation and space category.

Image of Call for W.M. Keck Institute Fellowships
11.10.08

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunities are now available through the Keck Institute for Space Science

Image of NASA Chooses Small-Business Innovation Proposals
10.31.08

NASA has selected 142 proposals for possible contract awards. JPL is providing technical oversight for 19 of these projects to develop technology for future missions.

Image of NASA Orbiter Reveals Details of a Wetter Mars
10.28.08

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has observed a new category of minerals spread across large regions of Mars, suggesting that liquid water remained on the planet's surface a billion years later than scientists believed.

Image of NASA's Phoenix Mars Team Wins National Space Club Award
10.23.08

The National Space Club presented NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander mission team with its Astronautics Engineer Award last night in Huntsville, Ala.

Image of NASA Maps Shed Light on Carbon Dioxide's Global Nature
10.09.08

A NASA/university team has published the first global satellite maps of the key greenhouse gas carbon dioxide in Earth's mid-troposphere, an area about 8 kilometers, or 5 miles, above Earth.

Image of Award Winners
10.07.08

Winners of the annual 2008 Post Doc Research Day gave lectures on their research and were presented with plaques to commemorate the event.

Image of NASA Selects Science Teams for Astrobiology Institute
10.02.08

NASA has awarded five-year grants, averaging $7 million each, to 10 research teams from across the country, including two from NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Image of Infrared Echoes Give NASA's Spitzer a Supernova Flashback
10.01.08

Hot spots near the shattered remains of an exploded star are echoing the blast's first moments, say scientists using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image of Summer Interns: In Their Own Words
09.25.08

More than 300 high school and college interns worked at JPL this summer in areas such as robotic hardware systems and nano- and micro-systems. New web videos profile two of the students.

Image of Ulysses Reveals Global Solar Wind Plasma Output at 50-Year Low
09.23.08

Data from the Ulysses spacecraft show the sun has reduced its output of solar wind to the lowest levels since accurate readings became available.

Image of Water Hit With Young Star's Best Shot
09.18.08

Water is being blasted to pieces by a young star's laser-like jets, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Image of Shake, Rattle and Roll: James Webb Telescope Components Pass Tests
09.17.08

You might think that shaking and freezing a state-of-the-art, meticulously crafted machine is a bad idea.

Image of Air Force officers contribute to Lab's mission
09.09.08

In recent weeks, JPLers have been joined by six lieutenants and a captain from Los Angeles Air Force Base taking part in a a six-month employee exchange program.

Image of Moving seven miles of cable in six days
09.05.08

Movement of the Cosmos supercomputer center was completed in six days.

Image of NASA's Carl Sagan Fellows to Study Extraterrestrial Worlds
09.03.08

NASA announced Wednesday the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

Image of Judd joins Keck Institute
09.03.08

Michele Judd has been named managing director of the Keck Institute.

Image of NASA's JPL, Ames Win 2007 NASA Software of Year Award
07.22.08

NASA has selected JPL as one of two winners of the agency's 2007 Software of the Year Award for software to help detect planets outside our solar system.

Image of Rare 'Star-Making Machine' Found in Distant Universe
07.10.08

Astronomers have uncovered an extreme stellar machine -- a galaxy in the very remote universe pumping out stars at a surprising rate of up to 4,000 per year.

Image of Ocean Wind Power Maps Reveal Possible Wind Energy Sources
07.09.08

Efforts to harness the energy potential of Earth's ocean winds could soon gain an important new tool: global satellite maps from NASA.

Image of Experts Discuss How to Find Another Earth
05.27.08

On May 29 and 30, astronomers and scientists from all around the world will gather in Pasadena to discuss how we might find another Earth, and how we might detect possible life on it.

Image of JPL Briefing to Industry 2008: Focus on Partnering
05.13.08

The one-day conference provides a forum for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory leadership to engage industry partners by providing insight into future business opportunities at JPL.

Image of Technologies Chosen for Space Technology Hall of Fame
05.13.08

Two technologies developed by NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory have been selected for the Space Foundations 2008 Space Technology Hall of Fame.

Image of Astronomers Detect First Organic Molecule on an Exoplanet
03.19.08

A team of astronomers, led by JPLs Mark Swain, has made the first detection ever of an organic molecule in the atmosphere of a Jupiter-sized planet orbiting another star.