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Caltech Postdoc wins L’Oréal For Women in Science Award

Thursday, December 7, 2023 | 5:17 am

Each year the L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program grants five $60,000 awards “to cultivate a postdoctoral community of women, empowering them to persist in their research, attain leadership roles, and become inspirational mentors for the genera... More »


JPL’s 6-Pack of Mini-Satellites Ready for Their Moment in the Sun

Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 5:40 am

The satellites are part of the agency’s SunRISE mission, which will study the physics behind explosions that the Sun generates. Most NASA missions feature one spacecraft or, occasionally, a few. The agency’s Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) ... More »


Physics Group at Caltech Seeks Answers to Universe’s Matter Mystery

Thursday, November 30, 2023 | 6:12 am

In the search for new particles and forces in nature, physicists are on the hunt for behaviors within atoms and molecules that are forbidden by the tried-and-true Standard Model of particle physics. Any deviations from this model could indicate what physicists... More »


JPL Celebrates InSight’s Fifth Anniversary on Mars

Monday, November 27, 2023 | 5:50 am

On the fifth anniversary of the InSight lander’s Nov. 26 touchdown on Mars, Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena celebrated the spacecraft’s numerous accomplishments, including the detection of the first-ever “Marsquakes,” comprehensive weather data collectio... More »


JPL Engineers Run Groundbreaking Helicopter Tests in Pasadena and on Mars

Monday, November 27, 2023 | 5:40 am

This video combines two perspectives of the 59th flight of NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter. Video on the left was captured by the Mastcam-Z on NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover; the black-and-white video on the right was taken by Ingenuity’s downward-pointing Na... More »


NASA Mission Excels at Spotting Greenhouse Gas Emission Sources

Tuesday, November 21, 2023 | 5:49 am

Since launching 16 months ago, the EMIT imaging spectrometer aboard the International Space Station has shown an ability to detect more than just surface minerals. More than a year after first detecting methane plumes from its perch aboard the International Sp... More »


Time Is Running Out to Add Your Name to NASA’s Europa Clipper

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 | 5:45 am

Six weeks remain for you to add your name to a microchip that will ride aboard the spacecraft as it explores Jupiter’s moon Europa. It’s not every day that members of the public have the chance to send their names into deep space beyond Mars, all the way to Ju... More »


JPL Halts Mars Fleet Commands for Two Weeks Due to Solar Conjunction

Monday, November 13, 2023 | 5:43 am

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has announced a two-week pause, from November 11 to 25, in sending commands to its Mars fleet due to the Mars solar conjunction. This phenomenon, which occurs every two years when Earth and Mars are on opposite sides of the Sun... More »