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Jason Rhodes

Jason Rhodes

Jason Rhodes

Jason Rhodes is an observational cosmologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is working toward understanding the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy using space telescopes like WFIRST and European Space Agency’s Euclid mission. When not developing space missions he enjoys running and spending time with his wife Alina, a fellow cosmologist at JPL.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling

August 09, 2017 • 1:00:15

JPL astrophysicists Alina Kiessling and Jason Rhodes were brought together by their fascination over the mystery of dark energy. They talk with Planetary Radio about their research and the many missions they are contributing to, including WFIRST, a unique new space telescope.

Latest Blog Posts

This giant, flower-shaped starshade creates an artificial eclipse to see distant exoplanets

June 23, 2017

Starshade is a proposed flower-shaped spacecraft that can create an artificial eclipse, allowing space telescopes to spot planets orbiting distant stars.

The Many Names of WFIRST

August 10, 2016

NASA’s next big “flagship” astronomy mission, following the ambitious James Webb Space Telescope due to be launched in 2018, is currently known as the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST)—but it's had a slew of different names.

How Does a NASA Scientist End Up Working on an ESA Mission?

March 01, 2016

Cosmologist Jason Rhodes details the path he took to play a leading role in a European mission designed to learn about dark energy.

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