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The Media Relations Office at JPL is responsible for issuing press releases and hosting media events. As an institution, discussing new discoveries with the public is key to JPL's success as an institution. Below are selected press releases from JPL about new advances in many research fields.
Space Radar Helps Track Underground Water Pollution Risk
Satellite observations provide a new and more accurate way to assess where underground water in northern Italy is most at risk from pollutants. Read the news release 'Space Radar Helps Track Underground Water Pollution Risk'

Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology
The ADAPT test system can help a spacecraft divert its course and make a smooth, pinpoint landing. Two technology demonstration test flights were completed in California in 2014. Read the news release 'Successful Test Flights for Mars Landing Technology'

Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications
A new study of Earth's ionosphere, a part of the upper atmosphere, could have applications for better GPS communications. Read the news release 'Study of Atmospheric 'Froth' May Help GPS Communications'

National Academy of Engineering Adds Two JPL Members
Two JPL researchers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction for engineers. Read the news release 'National Academy of Engineering Adds Two JPL Members'

NASA Aircraft, Spacecraft Aid Atmospheric River Study
NASA is part of a major field campaign studying intense atmospheric river storms from the ocean, land, air and space Read the news release 'NASA Aircraft, Spacecraft Aid Atmospheric River Study'

Helicopter Could be 'Scout' for Mars Rovers
A proposed helicopter could triple the distances that Mars rovers can drive in a Martian day and help pinpoint interesting targets for study. Read the news release 'Helicopter Could be 'Scout' for Mars Rovers'

SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica
An instrument called SPIDER just landed after 16 days drifting in the wind above Antarctica, searching for signs of inflation in the earliest moments of the universe. Read the news release 'SPIDER Experiment Touches Down in Antarctica'

Spinoff 2015: NASA Technologies Benefit Society
The new edition of NASA's Spinoff presents remarkable examples of spinoffs providing benefits around the world, including several that were developed at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Read the news release 'Spinoff 2015: NASA Technologies Benefit Society'

NASA Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane over LA
NASA instruments on a mountaintop show that Los Angeles' annual methane emissions are 18 to 61 percent higher than the best previous estimates. Read the news release 'NASA Mountaintop Sensor Finds High Methane over LA'

Scientists Pinpoint Saturn With Exquisite Accuracy
Signals from NASA's Saturn-orbiting probe and the keen eyes of a continent-spanning telescope array yield greatly improved knowledge of the 'true' center of the Saturn system Read the news release 'Scientists Pinpoint Saturn With Exquisite Accuracy'

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