NASA’s Artemis I moon rocket preps for prelaunch test

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The Artemis I mega moon rocket is gearing up for another test Wednesday before its next launch attempt to journey around the moon and back. The mission team is aiming to begin the … Read more

From the Earth to the Moon Part 1

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Beyond The Forecast! Since the days first saw the stars and explores space of what they were, a drive space burned in the humans. In the great leap in technology following the Industrial Revolution things that never seemed possible in all of history were in our grasp. … Read more

New images show intriguing Perseverance discovery on Mars

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — If you love space and exploring the cosmos, there is no shortage of wonder right now. Scientists identified mysterious diamonds that likely originated from a dwarf planet that once existed … Read more

A long-lost moon explains the origin of Saturn’s signature rings

With its striking rings and tilted axis, Saturn is the showiest planet in the solar system. Now, scientists say they have a new theory as to how the gas giant got its signature look. The planet’s rings could be from an ancient, missing moon, according to space scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and … Read more

A long-lost moon explains the origin of Saturn’s signature rings

With its striking rings and tilted axis, Saturn is the showiest planet in the solar system. Now, scientists say they have a new theory as to how the gas giant got its signature look. The planet’s rings could be from an ancient, missing moon, according to space scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and … Read more

What to Expect from NASA’s DART Mission to Deflect an Asteroid

Artistic depiction of NASA’s DART probe and the Italian Space Agency’s LICIACube at the Didymos binary system.Image: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben A NASA spacecraft called DART is set to deliberately crash into a small asteroid as part of a planetary defense test. While this space rock is not of concern, what we learn from the … Read more

Tri-Cities, WA students get face time with NASA astronaut Kayla Barron

Richland, WA Retired Richland teacher Reed Spencer believes one of his former AP chemistry students is “moon material.” And he’s not talking about rocks — he thinks she may just be the first woman to walk on the moon. Lt. Commander Kayla Barron — a NASA astronaut who most recently spent 6 months conducting research … Read more

NASA’s CAPSTONE Moon Probe Is in More Trouble Than We Realized

Artist’s depiction of CAPSTONE.Image: NASA Controllers with the CAPSTONE mission are attempting to regain control of the Moon-bound probe, which is currently tumbling, experiencing temperature issues, and unable to use its solar panels to fully recharge its batteries. in an update issued on Monday, Advanced Space described it as a “dynamic operational situation.” The company … Read more

Hubble telescope captures stunning star formation in stellar nursery that’s 200,000 light-years away

Hubble telescope captures stunning spiraling star formation in a stellar nursery that’s 200,000 light-years from Earth – giving us a peak into the early universe NASA’s Hubble telescope snapped a beautiful image of spiraling star formation at the center of a stellar nursery The young stars are located in NGC 346, which is a satellite … Read more

NASA Opts to Fix SLS Megarocket Hydrogen Leak on Launch Pad

SLS on the launch pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. photo: NASA NASA is preparing to replace a faulty seal linked to an hydrogen leak that resulted in the second scrubbed launch attempt of SLS on Saturday. The repairs will happen at the launch pad, which is ideal from a testing perspective, but NASA … Read more