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JPL Scientists and Satellites Make Sense of Earth’s Subtle Motions

Thursday, January 19, 2023 | 6:29 am

Creeping, rising, falling, slipping – some parts of Earth are in perpetual motion. The movements are usually too tiny for human senses to notice, but they offer clues about more significant changes happening inside volcanoes, along fault lines, and where tecto... More »

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JPL Space Missions Pinpoint Sources of CO2 Emissions on Earth

Saturday, January 14, 2023 | 4:42 am

A duo of Earth-observing missions managed by JPL in Pasadena has enabled researchers to detect and track carbon dioxide (CO2) emission changes from a single facility, using the world’s fifth-largest coal-fired power plant as a test case. In the recent study, r... More »

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Caltech Radio Dish Array Use Cosmic Bursts to Probe Milky Way’s Halo

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 | 4:27 am

A Caltech assistant professor has described how astronomers have used an intense burst of radio waves originating from a nearby galaxy to inspect the halo of gas cocooning our own Milky Way galaxy. The scientists studied the way that the light of the so-called... More »

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An Innovation Ecosystem Grows in Pasadena

Sunday, January 1, 2023 | 6:05 am

Inside the kitchens of some of America’s biggest fast food restaurants, you might find a new a mechanical fry cook on the job. A robotic arm called Flippy dunks the French fries in sizzling oil at a Jack in the Box location and runs the tortilla chip station a... More »