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Hey @Twitch users: #ICYMI, we were live this week talking about the #JunoMission’s close flyby of Jupiter’s moon Europa! Head on over to the @NASA channel and watch the replay to learn more about this epic encounter: twitch.tv/videos/1605485… (Image credit: NASA / SwRI / MSSS)
✨ Moon Fact: There is a different name for each full Moon we have throughout the year. Which one is your favorite?
When the Moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie.... 🌕 Join the rest of the world and#ObserveTheMoonn tonight! Whether you want to observe from your backyard or the comfort of your couch, we've got you covered:go.nasa.gov/3E2rEXVVZ
There's something on your foot, #MarsHelicopter! 👀 We’re looking into a bit of debris that ended up on Ingenuity's foot during its latest aerial commute. As shown in the GIF, it eventually came off and did not impact a successful Flight 33.go.nasa.gov/3BV8HUpOq
And #ICYMI, meet Alex Gonzalez! She's a project resource analyst who has always had a love of all things space 🌟twitter.com/nasajplcareers…I
Meet Marlon Hernandez! Find out 10 things about him, such as how he got to JPL and what it's like being a "project librarian" for our lab. twitter.com/nasajplcareers…
Monitoring climate change from the skies! @NASA and @USGS are working together to observe how Earth is responding to climate change by mapping portions of the U.S. for critical mineral potential using advanced airborne imaging spectroscopy. ⬇️ jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-usgs…
What's up, October?! This month, you’ll find evenings with giants, Mars changing course, and meteors from Orion. Oh, my! 💫 Get all your#skywatchingg tips here:go.nasa.gov/3zLnOghU2
Wondering what to listen to on #InternationalPodcastDay?! Check out our 'On A Mission' series for stories from those who make space exploration possible. Word in the universe is that @NASAPersevere and @MarsCuriosity might have some good recos too. �go.nasa.gov/3fwyT06a
Much respect, @SOFIAtelescope, as you conclude your mission this week. ✈️ 💫 We are forever grateful for your place in the skies as the world's largest flying observatory and your many stellar accomplishments that have helped us better understand our universe.#SOFIAFinalFlightttwitter.com/NASAAmes/statu…W
📸 There will be more images to come from Juno's flyby. The spacecraft's close-up views and data from its Microwave Radiometer (MWR) instrument will provide new details on how the structure of Europa’s ice varies beneath its crust.
Enchanting Europa 🤩#JunoMissionn captured the first close-up photo of Jupiter's moon in over two decades! JunoCam imaged Europa's ice-covered surface, highlighting the curved, rough terrain. More on the flyby:go.nasa.gov/3BZjs8hBT
If you’re not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you can still be part of the NASA community! Join our Citizen Science Program: science.nasa.gov/citizenscience
Share the wonders of our universe✨ There’s one day left to apply to become a Solar System Ambassador. Selected space fans are trained and volunteer to share @NASA’s exciting discoveries and exploration plans with their communities. Apply by Sept. 30: go.nasa.gov/3S5bxNh
In the next several hours, the #JunoMission will fly by Jupiter's moon Europa. It’s expected to be a little more than 200 miles from the icy moon's surface - the closest a @NASA spacecraft has been since 2000. (For perspective, that's less than the distance from LA to Las Vegas!)
Thanks for tuning in! Make sure to follow along as Europa Clipper continues to be built in the clean room with this 24/7 live cam: youtube.com/watch?v=nJ_D9o…
LIVE NOW 🔴 Join us from JPL's High Bay 1 clean room and see Europa Clipper in the early stages of assembly! Hear more about@NASAA's next outer solar system mission, and don't forget to drop your questions in the comments! youtube.com/watch?v=v5ns9g…z
What's so cool about Jupiter's icy moon? Find out tomorrow! Join us LIVE Sept. 28th at 1pm PT for a Q&A from JPL's High Bay 1 clean room and learn more about @NASA's next outer solar system mission, Europa Clipper. Drop your questions in the comments! ⬇️ youtu.be/v5ns9g_GCCw
Over the weekend, #MarsHelicopter successfully completed Flight 33! The rotorcraft reached an altitude of 10 meters (33 ft) and traveled 111.24 meters (365 ft) in 55.2 seconds. If you look closely at this image, you’ll see Ingenuity’s leg and tiny shadow.
The Deep Space Network communicates with dozens of spacecraft. Most recently, the DSN's antennas in Canberra, Australia, communicated with the #DARTMission until it crashed into Dimorphos, a non-threatening asteroid. But how does the DSN work? Learn more in this explainer video!
Humanity - 1 Asteroid - 0 Today was a first for Earth! Congrats #DARTMission team for a successful impact, the first step in this history-making planetary defense test that will help us better understand how to protect our Pale Blue Dot from possible future asteroid impacts. 🙌twitter.com/NASA/status/15…7
🍿 LIVE Now! Tune in for another JPL and the Space Age episode - "The Breaking Point." Watch as we explore one of the most difficult periods in JPL history. �youtube.com/watch?v=kuYDkV…Tq
Fly me to Europa 🌟 Next week, the#JunoMissionn is set to perform a quick, close flyby of Jupiter’s icy moon. The Sept. 29 encounter will provide science data and high-resolution imagery that may help the upcoming@EuropaClipperr mission.go.nasa.gov/3r0Ztke2U
#MarsHelicopter update! 🚁 The rotorcraft is scheduled to take Flight 33 no earlier than Sept. 24. Its goal is to reposition itself, traveling west 111 meters with a max altitude of 10 meters.go.nasa.gov/3RaYZTbV1
Crashing into an asteroid is complex work! @NASA’s #DARTMission will impact a small, non-threatening moonlet to test technology that could defend Earth against potential future hazards. Our JPL team is working with @JHUAPL to make it happen. 🤝 More:go.nasa.gov/3C3J6JWvm
For the #DARTMission, JPL will be assisting with navigation, precise location of the target, asteroid science, and Earth-to-spacecraft communications.
As with many missions, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) looks to JPL for specific areas of expertise - a partnership that actually goes all the way back to Voyager!
Thanks to the NuSTAR mission, these X-rays help us better understand the dynamics of black holes, exploding stars, and the most extreme active galaxies. 😮twitter.com/NASAUniverse/s…i
For the last 25 years, Solar System Ambassadors around the country have helped tell the stories of @NASA in their local communities – and we’re looking for new volunteers to join the program! Apply by Sept. 30 at go.nasa.gov/3S5bxNh
The #MarsHelicopter completed Flight 32 over the weekend! 🚁 The 55.3-second flight covered 93.74m at a max speed of 4.75 meters per second. Full details on the flight log:go.nasa.gov/3QW9TMGi Can you spot the two hints of Ingenuity in this image?l
Mirror, mirror on the ... spacecraft? X-ray mirrors are unlike any other mirrors you've ever seen on a telescope. Layered like an onion, these mirrors are specially designed to allow us to collect this hard-to-capture light. Learn more in this Tumblr: tmblr.co/Zz_Uqjcd97dtGy…
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Bloops on Mars @NASAInSight detected not one – but four – meteoroid impacts on the Red Planet. Not only are the sounds of interest to scientists, but impact craters provide clues into Mars’ past and interior structure. Learn more in the video below.
Rovers, orbiters, telescopes – and now a new, powerful eye watching the Red Planet. Welcome to the Mars team, @NASAWebb! We can't wait to see what your observations add to our knowledge of dust storms, weather patterns, and seasonal changes! twitter.com/NASAWebb/statu…
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Listen👂 These "bloops" are the sound of a meteoroid impact on Mars – the first time it has ever been recorded!@NASAInSightt’s seismometer picked up the peculiar noise, which is caused by an atmospheric effect.go.nasa.gov/3SdFZV3Jsoundcloud.com/nasa/insight-c…Z
New career site, who ‘dis? We’re excited to share our refreshed career site filled with a universe of opportunities at JPL. Ready to explore? Visit jpl.jobs today.
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Robotics is our jam at JPL – but we don’t just build rovers! 🤖 Check out some of the prototypes we develop that could help us here on Earth and beyond:jpl.nasa.gov/image-gallery-…F9
LIVE NOW! 🔴 Join us now for a live chat about Ocean Worlds Life Surveyor (OWLS) - the first life detection suite designed to identify and characterize life on ocean worlds like Europa, Enceladus, Titan, Ganymede, and Ceres. 💦youtube.com/watch?v=qWMUP9…Nt
5 years ago, a grand finale. 🪐 NASA’s Cassini spacecraft revealed in great detail the true wonders of Saturn, a giant world ruled by raging storms and delicate harmonies of gravity. Relive this incredible mission and its dramatic conclusion. ⬇️twitter.com/NASASolarSyste…G
The @NASAPersevere rover found the most intriguing samples yet that could tell us if life once existed on the Red Planet - but scientists on Earth need to analyze the samples to know for sure. The Mars Sample Return campaign will help us solve the mystery. go.nasa.gov/3S8uU7K
LIVE NOW 🔴 Mission experts are providing updates on@NASAPerseveree’s activities on Mars. Learn about the samples we've collected and the science we’ve conducted. Drop your questions using#AskNASAA.twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…e
#DareMightyThings, indeed! "The legacy of @Dr_ThomasZ, Assoc. Administrator for @NASA Science, will continue with every sample we return from Mars, every probe that visits our planetary neighbors, and every measurement we take of our changing climate." -JPL Director Leshin twitter.com/Dr_ThomasZ/sta…
⚡️ Bonus! To learn more about the scientific value of this intriguing location, watch our LIVE briefing tomorrow as we discuss #SamplingMars ➡️ youtube.com/watch?v=9vZVcI…
Explore one of the most detailed views ever returned from the Martian surface! Journey alongside @NASAPersevere in Jezero Crater, one of the best places on Mars to search for signs of ancient life.
For the last year and a half, @NASAPersevere has been collecting samples in Jezero Crater's ancient river delta. Join the mission team for an update on what they've found: Sept. 15 at 8:30 am PT (11:30 am ET/1530 UTC) youtu.be/9vZVcI1gwEU Drop your questions using #AskNASA!
The peanuts 🥜 help remind our team to approach challenges with humility. So on this#NationalPeanutDayy, remember: The difference between success and failure can sometimes come down to what’s beyond your control!
That morning, the mission's trajectory engineer, Dick Wallace, passed out peanuts in hopes of calming people’s nerves. When Ranger 7 performed flawlessly, a new JPL tradition took hold.
These days, the peanuts are shared in mission control during our most critical events – orbit insertions, flybys, and landings, or any event where tension and stakes are high. Remember these big moments, @NASAInSight and @MarsCuriosity?
It started in the 1960s, when @NASA created the Ranger project – an effort to launch probes toward the Moon. Rangers 1-6 failed for various reasons, but then came Ranger 7. On Ranger 7's launch day, the good-luck peanuts made their first appearance.
Sending robots to space can be pretty nuts. 🥜 #DYKK Snacking on “lucky peanuts” before launches and major mission events is a longstanding tradition at JPL. Why peanuts?solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/10022/wha…jR
Questions about what's happening in the clean room? The live chat is open for the next 30 minutes. Tune in, and ask away! twitter.com/EuropaClipper/…
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