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Caltech Grad Student Wins Hertz Fellowship

Preston Cosslett Kemeny Credit: Michael Wong Caltech graduate student Preston Cosslett Kemeny has been selected by the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation to receive a 2017 Hertz Fellowship. Twelve students were selected to receive the award from a pool of more than 700 applicants, and will receive up to five years of support for their graduate studies. Kemeny is a first-year graduate student in geochemistry…

Students to Plan Moon Base for Deep-Space Exploration at Next Week’s Caltech Space Challenge

Humans have set foot on the moon and may one day walk on Mars, but to push farther into space we will likely need a pit stop. With that in mind, 32 students from around…

JPL’s Juno Spacecraft Set for Fifth Jupiter Flyby

This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian "galaxy" of swirling storms. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops…

How JPL’s A.I. Captured a Volcano’s Changing Lava Lake

Artificial intelligence onboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 (EO-1) spacecraft assisted in imaging an eruption at Erta'Ale volcano, Ethiopia, from an altitude of 438 miles (705 kilometers). The observation was scheduled autonomously via the Volcano Sensor…

JPL Scientists to Send Their ‘Revolutionary ‘Atomic Clock Into Space

Futuristic Clock Prepared for Space Employees at Surrey Satellite US in Englewood, ColoradoTom Cwik, the head of JPL's Space Technology Program (left) and Allen Farrington, JPL Deep Space Atomic Clock Project Manager Atomic Clock, GPS…

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Coming Soon: Online Tickets to ‘Explore JPL’

Based on positive feedback received last year, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, is again using an online ticketing system for the public to sign up…

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JPL Climatologist Announces That, for Now, El Nino is “La Nada”

Data collected Feb. 28 - March 12, 2017, by the U.S./European Jason-3 satellite show near-normal ocean surface heights in green, warmer areas in red and colder areas in blue. Ocean surface height is related in part to its temperature, and thus is an indicator of how much heat is stored in the upper ocean. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Some climate models are suggesting that El Niño may return later this year, but for now, the Pacific Ocean lingers in a neutral “La Nada” state, according to climatologist Bill Patzert of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The latest map of sea level height data…

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