NASA's Cassini mission invites the public to transform images from the spacecraft for posting on an amateur image page

March 14, 2014

Your 15 Minutes of 'Frame' - from NASA's Cassini

Members of the public are encouraged to transform Cassini spacecraft images of the Saturn system and share the results on JPL's Cassini Amateur Image page.

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Pi Day infographic

March 14, 2014

Celebrate Pi Day with the JPL Education Office

To mark Pi Day, the informal holiday celebrating the mathematical constant 3.14, JPL's Education Office serves up an infographic with word problems featuring NASA spacecraft.

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Laurie Barge of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

March 13, 2014

How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers

A new JPL-led study demonstrates a unique way to study the origins of life: fuel cells.

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Artist concept of Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image credit: NASA/JPL

March 11, 2014

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Resumes Full Duty

Engineers have restored NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to full operations, following a March 9 unplanned swap of duplicate computers aboard the spacecraft.

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A nearby star stands out in red in this image from the Second Generation Digitized Sky Survey.

March 7, 2014

NASA's WISE Survey Finds Thousands of New Stars, But No 'Planet X'

NASA's WISE has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."

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Liftoff of the Delta II rocket carrying the Kepler spacecraft.

March 6, 2014

Kepler Team Marks Five Years in Space

Exactly five years ago, on March 6, 2009, NASA's Kepler Space Telescope rocketed into the night skies above Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to find planets around other stars, called exoplanets, in search of potentially habitable worlds.

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Louisiana sinkhole

March 6, 2014

That Sinking Feeling

New analyses of NASA radar data from 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year.

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Asteroid 2014 EC Flyby of Earth on March 6, 2014

March 6, 2014

Small Asteroid Will Pass Earth Safely on Thursday

An asteroid about 25 feet (8 meters) across will safely pass Earth at about 1:21 p.m. PST (4:21 p.m. EST) today, March 6, approaching us six times closer than the moon.

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Loops of Gas and Dust Rise from Planetary Disks

March 6, 2014

Mystery of Planet-forming Disks Explained by Magnetism

Gigantic magnetic loops on planet-forming disks explain a mystery of too much infrared light.

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This artist's concept shows a possible model of Titan's internal structure

March 5, 2014

Cassini Nears 100th Titan Flyby with a Look Back

On the eve of NASA Cassini's 100th flyby of Titan, scientists are reminded how Earth-like this Saturn moon really is.

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