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News and Features - NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  1. NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap

    Climatic cycles of ice and dust build the Martian polar caps.

    Scientists using radar data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found a record of the most recent Martian ice age recorded in the planet's north polar ice cap.



  2. NASA Telescopes Find Clues For How Giant Black Holes Formed So Quickly

    This illustration depicts a possible 'seed' for the formation of a supermassive black hole.

    Using data from NASA's Great Observatories, astronomers have found the best evidence yet for cosmic seeds in the early universe that should grow into supermassive black holes.



  3. Study Helps Explain Sea Ice Differences at Earth's Poles

    Location of the southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current front (white contour), with -1 degree Celsius sea surface temperature lines (black contours).

    Why is Antarctic sea ice cover increasing while Arctic sea ice is diminishing rapidly? A NASA-led study finds the geology of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are responsible.



  4. Kepler-223 System: Clues to Planetary Migration

    Sean Mills (left) and Daniel Fabrycky (right), researchers at the University of Chicago

    A new study finds a solar system whose planets may resemble the ancient configuration of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.



  5. Europa's Ocean May Have An Earthlike Chemical Balance

    Europa's varied surface features

    A NASA modeling study suggests the necessary balance of chemical energy for life could exist in the ocean of Jupiter's moon Europa, even without volcanic hydrothermal activity.



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