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Ed Stone, Former Director of JPL and Voyager Project Scientist, Dies

Ed Stone, former director of JPL and project scientist for the Voyager mission, died on June 9, 2024. A friend, mentor, and colleague to many, he was known for his straightforward leadership and commitment to communicating with the public. NASA/JPL-Caltech Known for his steady leadership, consensus building, and enthusiasm for engaging the public in science, […]

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran This April 1, 2018, enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The image is a combination of three separate images taken as Juno performed its 12th close flyby of the planet. The Great Red Spot, a swirling oval of clouds twice as wide as Earth, has […]

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A Moonlit Trio

NASA/Bill Ingalls The Moon (left), Saturn, and Jupiter (lower right; Saturn is above and to the left of Jupiter) were seen in the sky above the Washington Memorial on Dec. 17, 2020. At the time, Saturn and Jupiter were nearing each other in the sky, culminating in a “great conjunction” on Dec. 21, where they […]

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NASA’s Europa Clipper Solar Arrays Successfully Deploy at Kennedy Space Center 

Technicians working inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida unfolded and fully extended the first of two five-panel solar arrays built for NASA’s Europa Clipper in preparation for inspection and cleaning as part of assembly, test, and launch operations. On March 6, technicians working inside the Payload Hazardous […]

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NASA’s Juno Mission Measures Oxygen Production at Europa

5 min read Preparations for Next Moonwalk Simulations Underway (and Underwater) This view of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa was captured by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft during the mission’s close flyby on Sept. 29, 2022. Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSSImage processing: Kevin M. Gill CC BY 3.0  The ice-covered Jovian moon generates 1,000 tons of […]