JPL

After Its Last Rock Sample Crumbled Into Powder, Perseverance is Going to try Again

In the last two decades, we have all grown accustomed to rovers exploring Mars. At least one rover has been…

4 weeks ago

A Small Satellite With a Solar Sail Could Catch up With an Interstellar Object

When Oumuamua, the first interstellar object ever observed passing through the Solar System, was discovered in 2017, it exhibited some…

3 months ago

What Mission Could Detect Oceans at Uranus’ Moons?

Exploration of ocean worlds has become a hot topic of late, primarily due to their role as a potential harbor…

3 months ago

Next up, Juno has Ganymede in its Sights

NASA's Juno mission is set for a close encounter with the Solar System's largest moon, Ganymede, on Monday. This will…

4 months ago

InSight Detects Two Significant Quakes from the Cerberus Fossae Region on Mars

NASA's InSight lander felt the distant rumble of two major 'marsquakes' in March, originating from a region near the Martian…

6 months ago

Mars 2020 Stands Up on its Wheels For The First Time

The Mars 2020 rover recently passed a milestone at NASA JPL, where it stood on its wheels and legs for…

2 years ago

The Most Efficient Way to Explore the Entire Milky Way, Star by Star

At this year's Global Trajectory Optimization Competition (GTOC), a team from the ESA presented a model for how humanity could…

2 years ago

NASA Senior Engineer Kobie Boykins talks About Exploring Mars. And I was There to See it!

I recently had the honor of attending a Nat Geo Live talk hosted by Kobie Boykins. As NASA JPL's chief…

2 years ago

Sky Pointing Curiosity Captures Breathtaking Vista of Mount Sharp and Crater Rim, Climbs Vera Rubin Seeking Hydrated Martian Minerals

5 years after a heart throbbing Martian touchdown, Curiosity is climbing Vera Rubin Ridge in search of “aqueous minerals” and…

4 years ago

Opportunity Starts Historic Descent of Tantalizing Martian Gully to Find Out How Was It Carved

From the precipice of "Perseverance Valley" NASA’s teenaged Red Planet robot Opportunity has begun the historic first ever descent of…

4 years ago