At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, we’re on a mission of discovery, and everyone on Earth is invited. In 2018, you adventured with our missions. You glided over the clouds of Jupiter, heard the first sounds from Mars and kept a watchful eye on the vital signs of our own changing planet.

Our robots explore Earth, the solar system and what lies beyond. They report back and we share it with you direct from mission control, without spending one taxpayer dime on promotion.


Twitter
#MarsLanding trended No. 1 worldwide on #CyberMonday, the busiest online shopping day of the year.


Facebook
Our “What’s Up” Facebook Watch series earned over 23 million views, helping people around the world discover how to see planets, constellations and the best meteor shower of the year.



YouTube
More than one million people watched live from our mission control as the InSight spacecraft touched down on Mars. We also simulcast the feed on Facebook, Periscope, Ustream and NASA.gov. Over the next week, these recordings were seen more than 7 million times.



Instagram
More than ¾ of a million space enthusiasts worldwide now get our jaw-dropping images on their phones. Our follower count grew 18% this year.



Reddit
After a mysterious object from interstellar space swung through our solar system, changed direction and sped up, you had questions. We answered hundreds in this AMA.

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We're NASA scientists, asteroid and comet experts. Ask us anything about 'Oumuamua, our solar system’s first known interstellar object from r/IAmA


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In 2018, NASA turned 60. We celebrated in many different ways, including mining our vintage space videos for gifs to share with you via Giphy and Tenor keyboard.



SoundCloud
Sensors made to feel vibrations also picked up wind whipping over the plains of Mars. These first sounds from the surface of another planet were heard more than 4 million times on our YouTube channel. We also made the audio available for download on SoundCloud.



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For the second time in history, a human-made object has reached the space between the stars. Our Voyager 2 probe left the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields created by the Sun, and for the first time in history, we made sure you could reblog it.

https://nasa.tumblr.com/post/180987683154/for-the-second-time-in-history-a-human-made

All Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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