Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky throughout October

NASA is urging stargazers to enjoy ‘evenings with giants’ this month — as the massive planets Jupiter and Saturn will be visible in the night sky for the next few weeks. Early in the evening, you’ll find them to the southeast, moving slowly westward with the stars over the course of the night. ‘They form … Read more

Dramatic images show spacecraft collision with an asteroid

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 — The DART mission made history this week when it successfully slammed into an asteroid – and we got to see it happen live, from millions of miles away. As the … Read more

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

Astronomers Just Detected an Asteroid That’s Passing Extremely Close to Earth Today

A small asteroid the size of a bus will make an extremely close approach to Earth on Thursday (July 7), passing within just 56,000 miles (90,000 kilometers) – or about 23 percent of the average distance between Earth and the Moon. And just a few days ago, no one knew it was coming The asteroid, … Read more

Astra rocket launch fails to deliver payload to orbit

The Astra rocket launch of the NASA TROPICS-1 mission failed to deliver its satellite payloads on Sunday.The launch window opened at noon, and following a countdown hold for liquid oxygen conditioning, successfully launched the Astra Rocket 3.3 at 1:43 pm According to Astra Space, the first stage flight was successful, but an early upper stage … 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

Poor weather delays Ax-1 splashdown forcing Crew-4 launch to wait

It’s something we’ve been seeing a lot more of this year as commercial flights and NASA increase the launch cadence. All eyes are on the Ax-1, the first all-private mission to the International Space Station. Its undocking was delayed Wednesday afternoon due to weather and rescheduled to Saturday, April 23, at 8:35 pm Splashdown of … Read more

Third Test of NASA Megarocket Foiled by Hydrogen Leak

NASA’s third attempt at a modified rehearsal of the Space Launch System (SLS) came to a halt on Thursday when a leak of liquid hydrogen was detected during tanking operations. The space agency is planning another wet dress rehearsal for the Moon rocket no earlier than April 21. This is the latest in several setbacks … Read more