JPL

Hot Jupiters

NASA Scientists Created a Super-Hot Exoplanet Atmosphere on Earth

A team heated a cloud of gas up to 2,000°F and blasted it with radiation to see what happens on giant planets that orbit very close to their stars.
Becky Ferreira
3.15.19
Motherboard

NASA Releases Opportunity Rover’s Final Panoramic View of Mars

Opportunity spent its final months building this panorama of its location, which is now its gravesite.
Becky Ferreira
3.13.19
Motherboard

NASA’s Mars Opportunity Rover Is Dead

Mission leads have not heard from Oppy since it was caught in a massive dust storm last June. On Wednesday, NASA announced that it had died.
Becky Ferreira
2.13.19
Motherboard

Voyager 2 Joins Its Twin in Interstellar Space

The probe crossed the heliopause, the boundary between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium, on November 5.
Becky Ferreira
12.10.18
Mars

NASA’s InSight Lander Is Already Snapping Amazing Pictures of Mars

On its first sol on the red planet, the mission sent home images of a dusty landscape, a lander selfie, and a wide shot of Mars from space.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
Motherboard

Scientists Found Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In Space

NASA scientists found drug-resistant strains of bacteria in the ISS toilets, but say they pose no threat to the astronauts—for now.
Becky Ferreira
11.27.18
kepler

The Kepler Space Telescope, Which Discovered 2,600 Exoplanets, Is Out of Fuel

NASA is retiring the Kepler space telescope after nine years.
Samantha Cole
10.30.18
Halloween

Look At These Super Nerdy Jack-o-Lanterns from NASA’s Pumpkin Carving Contest

NASA engineers created robotic jousting pumpkins and lots of space-themed entries.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.30.18
magick

The Occult Sex Magician Who Sent America to Space Is Getting a Television Show

‘Strange Angel’ will tell the story of Jack Parsons, the man who invented rocket fuel and spread the gospel of British Occultist Aleister Crowley.
Matthew Gault
5.2.18
nasa

NASA's Massive Photo Archive Is Now on One Convenient, Searchable Site

The world's desktop backgrounds and screen savers are about to get the NASA bump, now that the organization has updated its site for 2017.
Beckett Mufson
4.18.17
Blowin in the Wind

This Is Actual Video of Martian Dust Devils, and It’s Surprisingly Chill

It's hella windy there right now.
Samantha Cole
3.2.17
Rock On

The Artist Who’s Helping NASA Get to an Asteroid

NASA called in a Hollywood illustrator to visualize its next big target: the metal-filled asteroid 16 Psyche.
Becky Ferreira
2.1.17
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