The latest space news from NASA’s Het Propulsion Laboratory.

Cassini Sees Sunny Seas on Titan

30 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

Specular Spectacular

As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas.



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NASA Instrument Preparing for Launch to Space Station

27 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

JPL's tiny Radiometer Atmospheric Cubesat Experiment will launch on this Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket this afternoon.

A tiny instrument designed at JPL will launch this afternoon (Oct. 27) to the International Space Station.



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NASA's ECOSTRESS Will Monitor Plant Health

27 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

NASA's ECOSTRESS will monitor how plants react to heat and water stress.

NASA is developing a new instrument that can detect heat and water stress in plants.



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NASA Hosts First Agency-wide Social Media Event for Orion's First Flight Test

24 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

An artist's impression of the first Orion spacecraft in orbit attached to a Delta IV

NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft's first flight test during NASA Social events Dec. 3 involving each of its 10 centers.



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Rosetta's Comet Scrambling Its Jets

24 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

Rosetta Comet Spreads Its Jets

Rosetta's comet destination is beginning to show a clearly visible increase in activity.



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NASA Finds Methane Ice Cloud in Titan's Stratosphere

24 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

This cloud in the stratosphere over the north pole of Titan is similar to Earth's polar stratospheric clouds.

NASA scientists have identified an unexpected ice cloud on Saturn's moon Titan that is similar to exotic clouds found far above Earth's poles.



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Mars Orbiter's Spectrometer Shows Oort Comet's Coma

24 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

Images From Mars-Orbiting Spectrometer Show Comet's Coma

The imaging spectrometer on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has provided an image of the coma surrounding a comet that flew near Mars this week.



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MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma

23 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

MAVEN Ultraviolet Image of Comet Siding Spring's Hydrogen Coma

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft obtained this ultraviolet image of hydrogen surrounding comet Siding Spring on Oct. 17, 2014, two days before the comet's closest approach to Mars.



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Illusions in the Cosmic Clouds

22 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

Do you see any recognizable shapes in this nebulous region?

Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognizable shapes in clouds or otherwise unrelated objects.



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Galactic Wheel of Life Shines in Infrared

22 Oct 2014 at 2:10pm

Ring of Stellar Fire

An older galaxy ignites with an outer ring of stellar life.



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