Tag Archives: Jet Propulsion Laboratory

3D Picture of Crater Rim Mountains on Mars

July 7, 2014 – 3D Mountainous Crater Rim Picture from Mars: This is a screen shot from a high-definition simulated movie of Mojave Crater on Mars, based on images taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on … Continue reading

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Star Infrared Light Mystery Solved.

March 7, 2014 – Loops of Gas and Dust Rise from Planetary Disks (Artist Concept): Magnetic loops carry gas and dust above disks of planet-forming material circling stars, as shown in this artist’s conception. These loops give off extra heat, which … Continue reading

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Water Discovered on Dwarf Planet Ceres.

January 30, 2014 – Dwarf Planet Ceres, Artist’s Impression: Scientists using the Herschel space observatory have made the first definitive detection of water vapor on the largest and roundest object in the asteroid belt, Ceres. Plumes of water vapor are … Continue reading

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NASA Hosts News Conference About 10 Years of Roving on Mars.

January 28, 2014 – NASA Hosts News Conference About 10 Years of Roving on Mars: NASA’s Opportunity rover was built for a three-month mission on Mars, but continues to return valuable scientific data 10 years later. NASA will reflect on … Continue reading

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Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty.

October 22, 2013 – Venus, a Planetary Portrait of Inner Beauty: Pictured above, NASA artist concept of lightning on Venus. A Venus transit across the face of the sun is a relatively rare event — occurring in pairs with more … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mars Curiosity Rover – One Today.

August 6, 2013 – Mars Curiosity Rover Turns One Today: Curiosity Sol 343 (Day) Vista with ‘Twin Cairns’ on Route to Mount Sharp. The scene above combines seven images from the telephoto-lens camera on the right side of the Mast Camera … Continue reading

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NASA Survey Counts Potentially Hazardous Asteroids – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

August 4, 2013 – Potential Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) More Numberous than Previously Thought: Potentially hazardous asteroids, or PHAs, are a subset of the larger group of near-Earth asteroids. Findings indicate there are roughly 4,700 PHAs, plus or minus 1,500, with diameters … Continue reading

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Black Hole Caught Red-Handed in a Stellar Homicide – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

August 2, 2013 – Black Hole Homicide: Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. NASA’s Galaxy Evolution Explorer, a space-based observatory, and the Pan-STARRS1 telescope on the … Continue reading

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The Enduring Mystery of the Centaurs.

July 26, 2013 – The Enduring Mystery of the Centaurs: The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune, is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics. Are they asteroids or comets? A … Continue reading

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A Rare Picture of Earth from 900 Million Miles (1.5 billion kilometers).

July 23, 2013 – Earth from 900 Million Miles: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captured the color images of Earth and the moon from its perch in the Saturn system nearly 900 million miles (1.5 billion kilometers) away. In the Cassini images … Continue reading

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