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 New NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning
07.08.09

Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically between the winters of 2004 and 2008, with thin seasonal ice replacing thick older ice as the dominant type for the first time on record.

Image of More kudos for Phoenix
07.08.09

JPL's Mars Phoenix is the winner of two Rotary National Awards

Image of X Marks the Spot
07.06.09

A team of JPL engineers is developing a system that would allow precision landings on the surface of Mars and other planetary bodies.

Image of NASA Wraps Up Icelandic Part of Arctic Ice Radar Mission
06.29.09

NASA's new airborne radars have capped off their Arctic expedition by measuring Iceland's topography and studying the flow of its glaciers and ice streams.

Image of NASA, Japan Release Most Complete Topographic Map of Earth
06.29.09

NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Image of Quantum probe technique resonates with Caltech/JPL researchers
06.22.09

A team from Caltech and the JPL has successfully demonstrated a system that will serve as a test-bed for exploring quantum mechanics in new limits.

Image of Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
06.18.09

A new NASA 3-D airborne radar, capable of seeing below the surface, will study earthquake faults in California.

Image of NASA Scientists Bring Light to Moon's Permanently Dark Craters
06.18.09

A new lunar topography map with the highest resolution of the moon's rugged south polar region provides new information on some of our natural satellite's darkest inhabitants - permanently shadowed craters.

Image of Lab Studies Ice From Frigid Worlds
06.16.09

The most exotic frozen cocktails on Earth won’t be found in a chic restaurant or trendy bar. Scientists are mixing up icy concoctions in a laboratory not much bigger than a janitor’s closet.

Image of Hunting for the Beginnings of Life
06.11.09

NPP Senior Fellow Michael Russell is featured in Nature.

Image of Research Studies Awarded
06.02.09

JPL researchers are selected as PI under NASA's Definition and Development Program.

Image of Big Things, Small Technologies
05.28.09

JPL’s Microdevices Laboratory harnesses powerful and continuously improving microfabrication tools developed by the semiconductor industry to develop critical technologies that are otherwise unavailable for space instruments and missions.

Image of Planet-Hunting Method Succeeds at Last
05.28.09

A long-proposed tool for hunting planets has netted its first catch - a Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known.

Image of 'Untangling' Aerosols
05.20.09

JPL scientists are pursuing an elegant technique for a polarizing imager that could help reduce uncertainties about the role aerosols and clouds play in climate change.

Image of Taking Cues from Cubes
05.18.09

New cube-based simulations are helping to improve estimates of ocean circulation and climate.

Image of Move any mountain
05.12.09

Water is constantly being moved about our planet. The water, or hydrologic, cycle describes how water changes from liquid to solid to vapor and how it is stored in a variety of places.

Image of Storms On Demand
05.05.09

An online cornucopia of tropical storm data and analysis tools will make it easier for researchers to validate and improve hurricane forecast models.

Image of Science & Technology Showcased at Open House
05.04.09

The annual Open House this past weekend put many science results and technologies on display for the public.

Image of Top Five Breakthroughs From Hubble's Workhorse Camera
05.04.09

Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Image of NASA Selects JPL Experiment for European Mars Mission
05.04.09

An investigation selected by NASA will help researchers dissect the internal structure of Mars by analyzing variations in the planet's rotation.

Image of Arctic Trek to 'Break the Ice' on New NASA Airborne Radars
04.30.09

NASA will 'break the ice' on a pair of new airborne radars that can help monitor climate change when a team of scientists embarks this week on a two-month expedition to the vast, frigid terrain of Greenland and Iceland.

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 New NASA Satellite Survey Reveals Dramatic Arctic Sea Ice Thinning
07.08.09

Arctic sea ice thinned dramatically between the winters of 2004 and 2008, with thin seasonal ice replacing thick older ice as the dominant type for the first time on record.

Image of More kudos for Phoenix
07.08.09

JPL's Mars Phoenix is the winner of two Rotary National Awards

Image of X Marks the Spot
07.06.09

A team of JPL engineers is developing a system that would allow precision landings on the surface of Mars and other planetary bodies.

Image of NASA Wraps Up Icelandic Part of Arctic Ice Radar Mission
06.29.09

NASA's new airborne radars have capped off their Arctic expedition by measuring Iceland's topography and studying the flow of its glaciers and ice streams.

Image of NASA, Japan Release Most Complete Topographic Map of Earth
06.29.09

NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Image of Quantum probe technique resonates with Caltech/JPL researchers
06.22.09

A team from Caltech and the JPL has successfully demonstrated a system that will serve as a test-bed for exploring quantum mechanics in new limits.

Image of Scientists Search for a Pulse in Skies Above Earthquake Country
06.18.09

A new NASA 3-D airborne radar, capable of seeing below the surface, will study earthquake faults in California.

Image of NASA Scientists Bring Light to Moon's Permanently Dark Craters
06.18.09

A new lunar topography map with the highest resolution of the moon's rugged south polar region provides new information on some of our natural satellite's darkest inhabitants - permanently shadowed craters.

Image of Lab Studies Ice From Frigid Worlds
06.16.09

The most exotic frozen cocktails on Earth won’t be found in a chic restaurant or trendy bar. Scientists are mixing up icy concoctions in a laboratory not much bigger than a janitor’s closet.

Image of Hunting for the Beginnings of Life
06.11.09

NPP Senior Fellow Michael Russell is featured in Nature.

Image of Research Studies Awarded
06.02.09

JPL researchers are selected as PI under NASA's Definition and Development Program.

Image of Big Things, Small Technologies
05.28.09

JPL’s Microdevices Laboratory harnesses powerful and continuously improving microfabrication tools developed by the semiconductor industry to develop critical technologies that are otherwise unavailable for space instruments and missions.

Image of Planet-Hunting Method Succeeds at Last
05.28.09

A long-proposed tool for hunting planets has netted its first catch - a Jupiter-like planet orbiting one of the smallest stars known.

Image of 'Untangling' Aerosols
05.20.09

JPL scientists are pursuing an elegant technique for a polarizing imager that could help reduce uncertainties about the role aerosols and clouds play in climate change.

Image of Taking Cues from Cubes
05.18.09

New cube-based simulations are helping to improve estimates of ocean circulation and climate.

Image of Move any mountain
05.12.09

Water is constantly being moved about our planet. The water, or hydrologic, cycle describes how water changes from liquid to solid to vapor and how it is stored in a variety of places.

Image of Storms On Demand
05.05.09

An online cornucopia of tropical storm data and analysis tools will make it easier for researchers to validate and improve hurricane forecast models.

Image of Science & Technology Showcased at Open House
05.04.09

The annual Open House this past weekend put many science results and technologies on display for the public.

Image of Top Five Breakthroughs From Hubble's Workhorse Camera
05.04.09

Several hundred never before seen galaxies are visible in this "deepest-ever" view of the universe, called the Hubble Deep Field (HDF), made with the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 aboard NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

Image of NASA Selects JPL Experiment for European Mars Mission
05.04.09

An investigation selected by NASA will help researchers dissect the internal structure of Mars by analyzing variations in the planet's rotation.

Image of Arctic Trek to 'Break the Ice' on New NASA Airborne Radars
04.30.09

NASA will 'break the ice' on a pair of new airborne radars that can help monitor climate change when a team of scientists embarks this week on a two-month expedition to the vast, frigid terrain of Greenland and Iceland.

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.