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NASA JPL


NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages many of NASA's robotic missions exploring Earth, the solar system and our universe. Tweets from JPL's News Office.

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Key insights into ice loss in Greenland and Antarctica, two regions that hold over 90% of Earth’s ice, have been provided by 20 years of GRACE + GRACE-FO @NASAEarth  satellite data. Melting at the poles is a leading cause of sea-level rise.

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One step closer to launch @NasaPersevere’s sample handling system is in! The system will help collect core samples of Martian rock and soil. With less than four months until take-off, the rover reaches significant pre-launch milestones almost daily.

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Ah, the red outdoors... @MarsCuriosity  took this selfie before a record climb to the top rock layer known as “Greenheugh Pediment.” The panorama is made up of 86 individual images. How does the rover take selfies? Check this out:

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@RobSwystun  @MarsCuriosityBecause  the robotic arm is two meters long, @MarsCuriosityis  able to place its cameras in front of its arm & high above the deck. The rover's selfies are usually made up of a number of individual images. See engineer, Justin Maki, explain how this works:

Antarctica's Denman Glacier, which is melting from the bottom up, is especially vulnerable to climate impacts. The shape of the ground under it makes it particularly prone to warm water. If all of Denman melted, seas would rise ~4.9 ft (1.5 m) worldwide.

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Scientists revisit decades-old @NASAVoyager  2 data and find one more secret: Uranus appears to be losing some of its atmosphere to space. A “plasmoid” in the planet's one-of-a-kind magnetic environment may be the cause. More about the discovery:

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All aboard, @NasaPersevere ! Essays from @NASA 's “Name the Rover” contest, along with 10.9+ million names you sent in through the “Send Your Name to Mars” campaign, were stenciled on three chips. They’re now secured to the 2,300-pound rover. Take a look:

Go boldly! Now is your chance to explore with @NASA  and #BeAnAstronaut  in the #Artemis  generation. Don’t wait. Applications due March 31:

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Up for an out-of-the-box challenge? @NASA  needs help developing the world’s first sensor to detect obstacles in a rover’s path while withstanding Venus’ hellish temperatures and crushing surface pressure. Submissions due May 29:

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The most ambitious crossover announcement in space? @NASAInSight  just named @RollingStones  Rock" on Mars in honor of the band. Watch @RobertDowneyJr  announce the @NASA  news live on stage at the Rose Bowl ahead of tonight's concert. #MarsRocks 

Celebrating @NASAspitzer 's Sweet 16 To honor the infrared space telescope, here are 16 striking images from the mission:

Humanity’s greatest explorers aren’t always human. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of Opportunity at the completion of a 15 year mission: #ThanksOppy 

Say farewell to 2016 in cosmic style by looking up to see the #NewYearsEve  #comet  on December 31 ?

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NASA maps carbon monoxide from #AmazonRainforest  fires from orbit:

The wise old Moon shows its age After billions of years of cooling, the Moon continues to shrink. This @NASA  study shows how wrinkle ridges, curved hills and shallow trenches are forming as the Moon loses heat:

Earlier today in a galaxy right here at home: #BB8  met our real robots and learned about @NASA 's #JourneytoMars 

Our spacecraft is now one with the planet it studied for so long. The rest is science. #GoodbyeCassini  #GrandFinale 

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