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Briefing on the Pheonix lander
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.
JPL Lasercomm Cargo Launched to Space Station
JPL's OPALS lasercomm experiment arrived at the International Space Station on April 20, 2014, via SpaceX Dragon. Read the news release 'JPL Lasercomm Cargo Launched to Space Station'

New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins
Did life first arise on Earth in warm, gentle springs on the sea floor? Researchers are putting together the chemical pieces of how this process might have occurred. Read the news release 'New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory of Life's Origins'

International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth
NASA's OPALS project readies for launch Read the news release 'International Space Station to Beam Video via Laser Back to Earth'

Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets
A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of Earth-like rocky planets around nearby stars. Read the news release 'Space Sunflower May Help Snap Pictures of Planets'

Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, NASA Finds
A new NASA-led study has confirmed that natural forests in the Amazon remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than they emit. Read the news release 'Amazon Inhales More Carbon than It Emits, NASA Finds'

NASA Technology Views Birth of the Universe
Using JPL-developed technology, astronomers have acquired the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through our infant universe. Read the news release 'NASA Technology Views Birth of the Universe'

How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers
A new JPL-led study demonstrates a unique way to study the origins of life: fuel cells. Read the news release 'How Did Life Arise? Fuel Cells May Have Answers'

That Sinking Feeling
New analyses of NASA radar data from 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year. Read the news release 'That Sinking Feeling'

NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars
Scientists at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and JPL have found evidence of past water movement throughout a Martian meteorite, reviving debate over life on Mars. Read the news release 'NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars'

Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets
NASA is pursuing new partnerships and collaborations to accelerate existing work to find near-Earth asteroids and know what to do about them. Read the news release 'Responding to Potential Asteroid Redirect Mission Targets'

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