There was no tape draped across a finish line, but NASA is celebrating a win. The agency’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity completed its first Red Planet marathon Tuesday — 26.219 miles (42.195 kilometers) – with a finish time of roughly 11 years and two months. 472 more words
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PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — A Jet Propulsion Laboratory-managed spacecraft made history Friday as the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet.
The ion-powered Dawn spacecraft was captured by the gravitational pull of Ceres – located between Mars and Jupiter – at 4:30 a.m., according to JPL. 287 more words
I had a fortuitous conversation a few years ago at an awards dinner. I happened to be seated next to the fellow who runs the program at JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) whose purpose is to investigate the melting of ice beneath the surface of Greenland, and he explained: 76 more words
PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — NASA’s Dawn spacecraft captured the sharpest images ever of the dwarf planet Ceres, Jet Propulsion Laboratory officials said Thursday.
The pictures were snapped from a distance of about 90,000 miles, the closest a camera had ever come to Ceres, a JPL statement said. 163 more words