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JPL Spacecraft across the Solar System.
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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., has been named by Scientific American Magazine as a research leader within the 2004 Scientific American 50 - the magazine's prestigious annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology.

JPL has been named Research Leader in the Aerospace Category "for demonstrating the power of robots to explore the planets."

"We're honored that our robotic exploration is being recognized in this way," said JPL Director Dr. Charles Elachi. "It's a testament to the hard work of everyone here at JPL that has resulted in a string of mission successes this year."

Winners were selected by the magazine and outside advisors. The complete list will appear on the magazine's website at Winners will be honored November 16 at the New York Academy of Sciences in New York City.

JPL is managed by California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington.

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