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  • Earth Sciences:

    Earth scientists to develop instruments and missions to characterize and understand the atmosphere, land, and oceans on our home planet to make better predictions of future changes.

  • Planetary Sciences:

    Planetary scientists work to improve our understanding of the planets, satellites and smaller bodies in the solar system.

  • Astrophysics and space science research :

    Astrophysics and space science research efforts at JPL are charged with studying the physics and origins of our galaxy, and ultimately our universe.

  • Legacy Technologies:

    Competencies currently leads technology development and must continue to lead to enable its future missions.

  • Disruptive Technologies:

    Technologies that result in system-level changes in future space system design and implementation.