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Pulling for the Deniers — Place Your Bets

Pulling for the Deniers — Place Your Bets

A guest blog written for My Big Fat Planet by Ed Begley Jr.   I visit the NASA website and review the data. CO2: Up. Ocean and land temperature: Up. Sea level: Up. Polar ice: Down. Oops. But, as bizarre as this sounds … I find myself pulling for the climate change deniers. Wouldn’t it [...]

Taking On Water Resource Issues

Taking On Water Resource Issues

By Stephanie Granger Worldwide today, it is estimated that nearly 1.1 billion people live without access to adequate water supplies and about 2.6 billion people lack adequate water sanitation. Improved understanding of water processes at global and regional scales is essential for sustainability. Researchers at JPL recently launched the Western Water Resource Solutions website to [...]

The Power of the Solar Arrays

The Power of the Solar Arrays

By Marc Rayman Recently, one of our fans on the NASAJPL Facebook page asked a good question about the efficiency of solar arrays on the Dawn and Rosetta spacecraft. “A question about Dr. Marc D. Rayman’s comment in his Dawn journal, saying that ‘its tremendous solar arrays [are] the most powerful ever used on an [...]

Planetary Trio Provides a Warm-Up Act for Perseids

Planetary Trio Provides a Warm-Up Act for Perseids

By Jane Houston Jones Are you eager to see the annual Perseids meteor shower tonight? You’ll have to wait until near midnight to see it, so why not pass the time by viewing Venus, Saturn and Mars right from your doorstep? Step outside for the planetary warm-up act just as soon as the sun sets. [...]

Confessions from Comic-Con

Confessions from Comic-Con

Written by Whitney Clavin of JPL’s News Office while attending Comic-Con 2010 in San Diego I’ve been standing in line next to a green monster for more than an hour. This might sound like a bad situation, but the monster is actually a rather nice human in body paint and stunning, neon-green contact lenses. This [...]

Rocks and Stars with Amy: Milestones

Rocks and Stars with Amy: Milestones

By Amy Mainzer It’s hard to believe that we’ve just crossed the six-month mark on WISE — seems like just yesterday when we were all up at Vandenberg Air Force Base, near Santa Barbara, shivering in the cold at night while watching the countdown clock. But the time is flying (literally!) as WISE whips by [...]

Super Swooper: Cassini wraps up its lowest pass through Titan atmosphere

Super Swooper: Cassini wraps up its lowest pass through Titan atmosphere

Julie Webster On Sunday evening, my eyes were glued to eight windows on my computer screen, watching data pop up every few seconds. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was making its lowest swing through the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan and I was on the edge of my seat. Trina Ray, a Titan orbiter science team co-chair, [...]

Cassini to Swing Low Into Titan’s Atmosphere

Cassini to Swing Low Into Titan’s Atmosphere

César Bertucci This weekend, Cassini will embark on an exciting mission: trying to establish if Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, possesses a magnetic field of its own. This is important for understanding the moon’s interior and geochemical evolution. For Titan scientists, this is one of the most anticipated flybys of the whole mission. We want to [...]

Smooth Sailing by Rhea and Helene

Smooth Sailing by Rhea and Helene

Amanda Hendrix Cassini’s closest-ever flyby of Saturn’s moon Rhea went quite smoothly and teams are busy checking out their data! These flybys never fail to amaze me. And the raw images — which give us an unprocessed first look — are really cool! Raw image N00152150 gives us a view of part of the bright, [...]

Road-Tripping to Rhea with Cassini

Road-Tripping to Rhea with Cassini

Amanda Hendrix Here in Cassini-land, we are really excited about Tuesday’s Rhea flyby! This will be the mission’s second targeted flyby of the moon in the mission, so it’s sometimes referred to as R-2 or Rhea-2. The spacecraft will fly by Rhea at an altitude of about 100 kilometers (60 miles), the closest encounter yet [...]

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