Science and Technology
A ‘Comet’ Lands in Pasadena

The interactive comet sculpture “Metamorphosis” is on display during the AxS Festival, an arts and sciences celebration in Pasadena, California. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech AxS (pronounced axis) is a citywide festival produced by the Pasadena Arts Council that celebrates the California town as the “City of Art and Science.” It runs through Oct. 5. JPL space science-related highlights of the festival include: “Metamorphosis” Nine-feet-high and lit…

Rosetta Comet Fires Its Jets

An image taken by the ESA Rosetta spacecraft shows jets of dust and gas escaping from the nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Image credit: ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM The four images that make up a new montage of comet…

Mars Rover Technology Adapted to Detect Gas Leaks

This artist’s concept features NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover, a mobile robot for investigating Mars’ past or present ability to sustain microbial life. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech In collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in…

NASA Mission Points to Origin of ‘Ocean of Storms’ on Earth’s Moon

A view of Earth’s moon looking south across Oceanus Procellarum, representing how the western border structures may have looked while active. Image credit: NASA/Colorado School of Mines/MIT/JPL/GSFC. Using data from NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior…

NASA Invites Public to Join #SkyScience Cloud Study

NASA is inviting people everywhere to become cloud-studying citizen scientists during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18. Credit: NASA NASA is inviting people around the globe to step outside during Earth Science Week, Oct. 12-18, observe…

Thursday, October 23

Public Invited to View Solar Eclipse at Mount Wilson Observatory

On Thursday, October 23, the public is invited to view a partial eclipse of the Sun from the grounds of the world-famous Mount Wilson Observatory…

Thursday, October 23

Today: JPL Chief Engineer to Give Inside Account on Mars Rover Curiosity

Have a sneak peek of the book “Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity’s Chief Engineer” through the author himself at Flintridge Bookstore and…

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Cassini Watches Mysterious Feature Evolve in Titan Sea

These three images, created from Cassini Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data, show the appearance and evolution of a mysterious feature in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest hydrocarbon seas on Saturn’s moon Titan. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is monitoring the evolution of a mysterious feature in a large hydrocarbon sea on Saturn’s moon Titan. The feature covers an area of about 100 square miles (260 square kilometers) in Ligeia Mare, one of the largest seas on Titan. It has now been observed twice by Cassini’s radar experiment, but its appearance changed between the two apparitions. Images of the…

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