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12/19/2018

Murray Lab Helps Scientists See Themselves on Mars

Robert Perkins
Scientists take the decision of where to send a $2.1 billion rover seriously. The Murray Lab gives them the tools to make an informed choice.
Jezero Crater
12/12/2018

New Climate Model to Be Built from the Ground Up

Robert Perkins
Researchers from across the country team up to re-engineer climate modeling.
Climate modeling
12/10/2018

JPL News: NASA's Voyager 2 Probe Enters Interstellar Space

The Voyager 2 probe has exited the heliosphere—the protective bubble of particles surrounding the sun.
illustration of locations of Voyager 1 and 2
11/26/2018

JPL News: NASA InSight Lander Arrives on Martian Surface

The Mars InSight lander successfully landed on the Red Planet on Nov. 26.
InSight team
11/21/2018

Nailing It: Caltech Engineers Help Show That InSight Lander Probe Can Hammer Itself Into Martian Soil

Robert Perkins
José Andrade's work on force transmission through granular materials has helped inform the recently launched mission to probe down into the soil of Mars.
InSight
11/21/2018

New Study Raises Questions About Salts Near Seasonally Darkening Streaks on Mars

Robert Perkins
Scientists reviewing data from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have found a data-processing artifact that, in small regions, makes it appear that certain minerals are present.
Dark streaks
11/19/2018

JPL News: NASA Announces Landing Site for Mars 2020 Rover

Mars 2020 will land at Jezero Crater, an impact basin that was once home to a river delta.
Jezero Crater
10/30/2018

NASA Retires Kepler Space Telescope

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations.
Artwork of Kepler telescope in space
10/22/2018

Model Describing Conditions Under Which Oxygenated Water Could Exist on Mars Challenges Traditional Beliefs About Planet's Habitability

Robert Perkins
New study explores how much oxygen could exist in water on Mars, and how that impacts potential habitability.
Mars
10/10/2018

How the Seeds of Planets Take Shape

Whitney Clavin
A new class of dust and gas instabilities helps explain planet formation and other phenomena on Earth and in space.
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