HD - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

HD - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Podcast

High-definition (HD) videos from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory feature the latest news on space and science findings from JPL and NASA. Topics include discoveries made by spacecraft studying planets in our solar system, including Mars, Saturn and our home planet, Earth. Missions also study stars and galaxies in our universe.

NASA InSight's Robotic Arm Helps Out its Mole on Mars
NASA's InSight lander on Mars is trying to use its robotic arm to get the mission’s heat flow probe, or mole, digging again....

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NASA InSight's Robotic Arm Helps Out its Mole on Mars
NASA's InSight lander on Mars is trying to use its robotic arm to get the mission’s heat flow probe, or mole, digging again....

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What's Up - October 2019
What can you see in the October sky?...

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What's Up - September 2019
What's Up for September? Following the crescent Moon, the September equinox and — wait — where did Mars go?...

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What's Up - September 2019
What's Up for September? Following the crescent Moon, the September equinox and — wait — where did Mars go?...

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Building NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover
See NASA’s next Mars rover quite literally coming together inside a clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

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Name NASA's Next Mars Rover!
The Mars 2020 Rover is preparing to launch to the Red Planet in July 2020, but it doesn't have a name yet....

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What's Up - August 2019
In the August sky, look for the "shooting stars" of the annual Perseid meteor shower for some stargazing delights....

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NASA Climbing Robot Scales Cliffs and Looks for Life
LEMUR belongs to a new generation of robots being built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that can crawl, walk and even climb rock walls....

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What's Up - July 2019
As NASA marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, here are five things to know about the Moon that you can share with others....

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Landing NASA's Mars 2020 Rover with Terrain Relative Navigation
The Mars 2020 mission is facing the most challenging landing yet on the Red Planet....

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NASA Chopper Ready for a Spin on Mars
Can we fly on Mars? The laws of physics may say it's near impossible, but actually flying a heavier-than-air vehicle on the Red Planet is much harder than that....

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NASA InSight: A Plan to Get the Mole Moving Again
NASA InSight scientist/engineer Troy Hudson gives us the game plan for getting the mission's heat probe, also known as the "mole," digging again on Mars....

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What's Up - June 2019
What's up in the June sky? Jupiter is at its biggest and brightest, Mercury and Mars appear ultra-close and how you can observe the Moon's tilted orbit....

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NASA’s Curiosity Finds Climate Clues on a Martian Mountain
After spending the better part of a year exploring Mars' Vera Rubin Ridge, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has moved to a new part of Mount Sharp....

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What's Up - May 2019
What's up in the May sky? A meteor shower produced by debris from Halley's Comet, asteroids named after dinosaurs and a "blue moon" on May 18th....

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NASA's OCO-3: A New View of Carbon
NASA's OCO-3 mission is ready for launch to the International Space Station. This follow-on to OCO-2 brings new techniques and new technologies to carbon dioxide observations of Earth from space....

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What's Up - April 2019
What can you see in the April sky? The Moon visits Mars in the evening, and later joins Saturn and Jupiter for a spot of tea. Also, how to find Polaris, the North Star....

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What's Up - March 2019
What can you see in the March sky? Jupiter and other planets in the morning, a change of seasons and an open star cluster called the Beehive....

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Opportunity: NASA Rover Completes Mars Mission
Drive along with NASA's Opportunity Mars rover and hear the voices of scientists and engineers behind the mission....

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What's Up - February 2019
What can you see in the February sky? Stars and planets with distinct red and blue colors, like Mars and Sirius....

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Mars Report: December 20, 2018
NASA's InSight has been busy....

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Voyager 2 Enters Interstellar Space
Forty-one years after it launched into space, NASA's Voyager 2 probe has exited our solar bubble and entered the region between stars....

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Sounds of Mars: NASA's InSight Senses Martian Wind
Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA's InSight lander....

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What's Up - December 2018
December brings the Geminids, a visible comet, and a fond farewell....

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What's Up - November 2018
November brings planets, an asteroid, a comet and the Leonids...

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InSight Landing on Mars
When NASA's InSight descends to the Red Planet on Nov. 26, 2018, it is guaranteed to be a white-knuckle event....

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Crazy Engineering: Space Claw
When NASA's InSight lands on Mars, it will be the first mission on another planet to use a robotic arm to grasp instruments and place them on the surface....

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Mars in a Minute: How Do You Choose a Landing Site?
So, you want to study Mars with a lander or rover – but where exactly do you send it?...

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OnSight: Virtual Visit to Mars
OnSight is mixed-reality software that allows scientists and engineers to virtually walk and meet on Mars....

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OMG Mission Video
Join JPL scientist Josh Willis as he and the NASA Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) team work to understand the role that ocean water plays in melting Greenland's glaciers....

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What's Up - October 2018
Celebrate International Observe the Moon Night with your local astronomy club....

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Dusk for Dawn: NASA Mission to the Asteroid Belt
NASA's Dawn spacecraft turned science fiction into science fact by using ion propulsion to explore the two largest bodies in the main asteroid belt, Vesta and Ceres....

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What's Up - September 2018
September nights! Planets bright! Milky Way sights!!...

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Mars in a Minute: How Did Mars Get Such Enormous Mountains
Why are the tallest peaks in the solar system found on one of its smallest worlds? Like any planet, how Mars looks outside is tied to what goes on inside....

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15 Years in Space: Spitzer Space Telescope
Initially scheduled for a 2.5-year primary mission, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has gone far beyond its expected lifetime -- and is still going strong after 15 years....

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Mars Report: August 20 2018
What's the latest news from Mars?...

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What's Up - August 2018
Dark moonless nights for the summer Perseid Meteor Shower!...

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Rare Double Asteroid Revealed
Three of the world's largest radio telescopes team up to reveal two objects orbiting each other...

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NASA Mars Report: July 3, 2018
A dust storm continues to envelop the Red Planet and Curiosity's labs are back in action....

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What's Up - July 2018
July's night skies feature Mars opposition on the 27th, when Mars, Earth, and the Sun all line up, and Mars' closest approach to Earth since 2003 on the 31st....

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Monitoring Plant Health from Space: The ECOSTRESS Mission
ECOSTRESS is a new NASA Earth science mission to study how effectively plants use water by measuring their temperature from space....

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What's Up - June 2018
What's up in the night sky this month? Enjoy a ringside seat for Saturn, plus a night long parade featuring Venus, Jupiter, Mars and Vesta!...

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Mars Report: May 24, 2018
What's the latest news from Mars?...

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Crazy Engineering: GRACE-FO
Crazy Engineering sees double! Twin satellites that will track water movement on Earth and test a new laser measurement technology....

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What's Up - May 2018
The moon and Saturn meet Mars in the morning as NASA's Insight spacecraft launches to the red planet on May 5....

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NEOWISE: Four Years of Asteroid and Comet Data
NASA's asteroid-hunting NEOWISE survey has observed or detected more than 29,000 asteroids in infrared light....

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Watching the First Interplanetary Launch from America's West Coast
NASA's InSight will be the first interplanetary launch from America's West Coast. Residents in some of California's coastal communities could get a front row seat. Here's when and where to see it....

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What's Up - April 2018
The Moon, Mars and Saturn form a pretty triangle in early April, The Lyrid Meteors are visible in late April, peaking high overhead on the 22nd....

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Mars Report: March 30, 2018
NASA's InSight arrives at Vandenberg AFB and readies for launch, Opportunity uses its grinder for the first time in 300 sols, and Curiosity celebrates 2,000 Martian days on the Red Planet....

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NASA Mars InSight
NASA's next mission to Mars is weeks away from launch....

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Mars in a Minute: Are There Quakes on Mars?
Are there earthquakes on Mars? Or rather, "marsquakes?" And what could they teach us about the Red Planet? Find out more in this 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

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Mars InSight Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base
NASA's InSight spacecraft arrived at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch....

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What's Up - March 2018
At sunset, catch elusive Mercury, bright Venus, the Zodiacal Light, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter between midnight and dawn....

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NASA Mars Report: Feb. 26, 2018
NASA's Curiosity finds crystals, Opportunity celebrates her 5,000th day on Mars and the MarCO smallsats get solar arrays....

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Mars in a Minute: What's Inside Mars?
We know what "The Red Planet" looks like from the outside -- but what's going on under the surface of Mars? Find out more in the 60-second video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

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What's Up - February 2018
This month, in honor of Valentine's Day, we look at celestial star pairs and constellation couples....

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The Mars Report
This kickoff of a new Mars video series covers Opportunity's 14th anniversary on the Red Planet, Curiosity's spectacular panorama and ice deposits spotted by an orbiter....

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Curiosity at Martian Scenic Overlook
Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada gives a descriptive tour of the Mars rover's view in Gale Crater. The white-balanced scene looks back over the journey so far....

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What's Up - January 2018
Quadrantid meteors January 3-4, a West Coast-favoring total lunar eclipse, and time to start watching Mars!...

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The Bright Stuff: New NASA Dawn Findings at Ceres
More than 300 bright spots have been located on the surface of Ceres. Scientists with NASA's Dawn mission say the bright material indicates the dwarf planet is an active, evolving world....

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Voyager Images from the Odysseys
Sit back and enjoy the view from the Voyagers' epic journey through the solar system. See iconic images of planets and moons, set to music....

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What's Up - December 2017
Geminids, Ursids, winter constellations...

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DIY Glacier Modeling with Virtual Earth System Laboratory
A new NASA sea level simulator allows anyone with a home computer to try their hand at do-it-yourself glacier modeling....

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NASA Begins Building its Next Mars Rover Mission
In just a couple of years, NASA's newest rover will be flying to Mars....

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Drone Race: Human Versus A.I.
JPL engineers put together a drone race to find which is faster - a drone operated by a human or one operated by artificial intelligence....

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First Interstellar Asteroid Wows Scientists
Scientists were surprised and delighted to detect - for the first time - an interstellar asteroid passing through our solar system....

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NASA's Mars 2020 Supersonic Parachute: Test Flight #1
The first flight of an advanced supersonic parachute system for Mars 2020. The test took place on Oct. 4, 2017 at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia....

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What's Up - November 2017
Dawn pairing of Jupiter and Venus, Moon shines near star clusters, meteor activity all month long...

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What's Up - October 2017
Planet Pairs, Stellar Superstars, Observe The Moon Night!!...

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Final Moments in Cassini Mission Control
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, awaited the final transmission from the Cassini spacecraft as it plunged into Saturn's atmosphere ending its 20-year voyage of discovery....

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Cassini's Last Looks at Saturn
In its final hours, NASA's Cassini spacecraft returned these last looks at Saturn, its rings and moons, as it prepared to end its nearly 20-year voyage in space....

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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft: A Journey's End
The Cassini mission's epic 13-year exploration of Saturn is coming to a close....

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What's Up - September 2017
Take a late summer road trip along the Milky Way. Be sure to stop at Saturn!...

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Meet Richard, A NASA Solar System Ambassador
Richard Stember is a NASA Solar System Ambassador volunteer who shares his passion for space with the public. Is this something that would interest you? You can apply to be an ambassador, too!...

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Cassini: A Saturn Odyssey
Team members reflect on what has made the NASA/ESA Cassini mission such an epic journey -- the extraordinary spacecraft, tremendous science and historic international collaboration....

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Cassini: The Wonder of Saturn
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has explored the Saturn system since 2004, re-writing our understanding of the giant planet, its rings, moons and magnetosphere....

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Voyager at 40: Keep Reaching for the Stars
In the late summer of 1977, NASA launched the twin Voyager spacecraft. These remote ambassadors still beam messages back to Earth 40 years later, with data from their deep space travels....

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A World Unveiled: Cassini at Titan
Saturn's giant, hazy moon Titan has been essential to NASA's Cassini mission during its 13 thrilling years of exploration there....

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A Guide to Gale Crater
The Curiosity rover has taught us a lot about the history of Mars and its potential to support life. Take a tour of its landing site, Gale Crater....

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Curiosity's First Five Years of Science on Mars
Five years of Martian discoveries after seven minutes of terror....

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What's Up - August 2017
The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, will trace a narrow path across the nation, though most of the U.S. will see a partial eclipse....

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Watch Auroras Dance Over Saturn's South Pole
NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazed toward high southern latitudes near Saturn's south pole to observe ghostly curtains of dancing light -- Saturn's southern auroras, or southern lights....

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What's Up - July 2017
Prepare for the August eclipse by observing the moon phases this month. Plus, two meteor showers peak at the end of the month....

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How Do We Spot Near Earth Asteroids?
Did you ever wonder how NASA spots asteroids that maybe getting too close to Earth for comfort? Watch and learn....

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NASA Planetary Defense: The Asteroid Hunters
Two search projects,one in Arizona, the other in Hawaii,account for about 90% of all near-Earth object discoveries....

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Art of Astrophysics
How do you visualize distant worlds that you can't see? A team of artists uses scientific data to imagine exoplanets and other astrophysical phenomena....

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Three Years of NEOWISE Asteroid Data
This animation shows asteroids and comets observed in infrared by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) mission....

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What's Up - June 2017
Plan a planet party at midnight and compare features on Jupiter and Saturn....

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New Radar Images of Asteroid 2014 JO25
This movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California on April 19, 2017....

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Mars in a Minute: How Long is a Year on Mars?
Mars takes a longer trip around the Sun than Earth does. Find out what that means for spacecraft in this 60-second video....

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What's in the Air: Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
The 15-year-old NASA AIRS instrument is an asset for weather forecasters and climate scientists worldwide....

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Cassini's First Fantastic Dive Past Saturn
This video was made using images from Cassini's first dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017....

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Cassini's First Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings
After the first-ever dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings, NASA's Cassini spacecraft called home to mission control....

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Radar Imagery of Asteroid 2014 JO25
This movie of asteroid 2014 JO25 was generated using radar data collected by NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California's Mojave Desert....

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Crazy Engineering: Astrodynamics
NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn for nearly 13 years, is beginning its Grand Finale - and it's thanks to some Crazy Engineering!...

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Ingredients for Life at Enceladus
NASA's Cassini spacecraft discovered hydrogen in the plume of gas and icy particles spraying from Saturn's moon Enceladus....

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Cassini's Grand Finale
The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini's Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission....

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What's Up - April 2017
Jupiter is visible all night long, and the Lyrid meteors shower puts on a good show April 22 before dawn....

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Exploring Ocean Worlds with Robots
The search for life beyond Earth needs robots. But to explore distant ocean worlds like Europa, we'll need a new set of tools to drill through ice, reach faraway samples and cross difficult terrain....

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15 Years of GRACE Earth Observations
For 15 years, the GRACE mission has unlocked mysteries of how water moves around our planet....

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What's Up - March 2017
This month the moon hides red Aldebaran, Venus and Mercury show their phases....

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A Treasure Trove of Planets Found
Seven Earth-sized planets have been observed by NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope around a tiny, nearby, ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1....

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Enceladus: Mystery of the Icy Moon
How Cassini's sleuthing revealed an active ocean world....

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What's Up - February 2017
Use Venus and Mars to find the Zodiacal Light, plus two comets and the brightest asteroid....

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Six Ways Opportunity is like a Teenager
On January 24, 2017, Opportunity celebrates 13 years on Mars. On Earth, she's officially a teenager -- and behaving like one....

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Titan Touchdown
On Jan. 14, 2005, ESA's Huygens probe made its descent to the surface of Saturn's hazy moon, Titan....

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What's Up - January 2017
The moon, Venus, Mars and the Quadrantid Meteor shower ring in the new year!...

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Flight Over Occator
This video shows a flyover of the intriguing crater named Occator on dwarf planet Ceres. Occator is home to Ceres' brightest area....

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What's Up - December 2016
See Mercury, Venus and Mars all month long and a New Year's Eve comet. With some luck, you may catch some Geminid and Ursid meteors, too....

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Cassini's High-Flying, Ring-Grazing Orbits
On Nov. 30, 2016, NASA's Cassini mission begins a daring set of ring-grazing orbits, skimming past the outside edge of Saturn's main rings....

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Summer Clouds on Saturn's Moon Titan
NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched clouds of methane moving across the far northern regions of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, on Oct. 29 and 30, 2016....

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What's Up - November 2016
This month, see Venus at sunset, Jupiter at dawn, an evening look at Saturn, plus meteors!...

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Corporal: America's First Guided Ballistic Missile
In mid-1944, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory embarked on the "Corporal" program to develop a guided ballistic missile....

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JATO: JPL's First Project for the Army
The U.S. Army was the first patron of what would become the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, commissioning the lab to develop "jet-assisted take-off" rockets starting in 1939....

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Explorer 1: America's First Satellite
This footage from the U.S. Army's "The Big Picture" TV series recounts the tense days leading up to the successful launch of America's first satellite in 1958....

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History Rediscovered: Early Space Age Tapes
Recently rediscovered audio recordings from the JPL archives, highlights the lab's involvement in America's early satellites for communication....

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Spacecraft Power
There are no gas stations or power outlets in space. That's why NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars--and some other NASA spacecraft that explore the solar system--use something called "radioisotope power."...

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What's Up - October 2016
What's Up for October? Moon Phases, Astronomy Day, Saturn and Venus align with a star....

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Four Days at Saturn
NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25-27, 2016, to obtain this movie showing just over four Saturn days....

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What's Up - September 2016
This month: African eclipse, minor meteor showers, moon near Neptune...

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Spitzer Beyond
This mission was designed to last at least two-and-a-half years; 13 years later, Spitzer has operated far beyond the scope of the original mission....

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