Jet Propulsion Laboratory


This #SpaceWeek post is an update to the 2014 article about Curiosity’s ChemCam, found here. Don’t you hate it when your photos turn out blurry? Scientists at the Energy Department’s Los Alamos National Laboratory do. So when the ultra-precise camera they developed for NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover started going fuzzy, they came up with a solution that not… Keep reading →

Solar power is headed to infinity and beyond

NASA‘s Juno spacecraft took off for Jupiter this afternoon, making it the first solar powered probe to travel such a great distance from the sun. Equipped with three large solar panels, Juno launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 12:25 pm. Keep reading →