NASA records sound of space rock crashing into Mars

For the first time, NASA has captured the weird sound of a meteoroid sailing through another planet’s atmosphere and crashing to the ground. The recording, posted Sept. 19 on YouTube, combines “seismic and acoustic waves” detected when a space rock hit Mars on Sept. 5, 2021, the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory says in a news … 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

Preparing astronauts for mental and emotional challenges of deep space

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Astronauts have been venturing into space for 61 years to unlock the human potential for exploration. But the floating freedom offered by a lack of gravity also presents a number of limits when … Read more

Breathtaking New Images Show Giant ‘Claw Marks’ on The Surface of Mars

While it still has plenty of mysteries for us to solve, Mars is becoming clearer to us every day, thanks to the dozen functioning robots we currently have either on the red planet’s surface or in its orbit. In this latest release from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express orbiter, a unique feature of … Read more

This is what happens when space junk hits the moon

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — It’s been a tough week. The world has watched the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfold during a pandemic that still holds the globe within a firm grip after more than two … Read more

Ukraine conflict likely to delay Rosalind Franklin mission

Russia’s war on Ukraine is likely to delay the upcoming Rosalind Franklin mission to Mars, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). In a statement published Monday, ESA said it has ‘fully implemented sanctions’ imposed on Russia by its 22 member states due to the armed conflict. According to the ESA, the ambitious UK-built Rosalind … Read more