Webb telescope makes another discovery on far away exoplanet

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed molecular and chemical portrait of a far away planet’s skies, scoring another first for the exoplanet science community. WASP-39b, otherwise known as Bocaprins, can … Read more

Tonga eruption’s towering plume reached the 3rd layer of Earth’s atmosphere

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted underwater in January, it created a plume of ash and water that broke through the third layer of Earth’s atmosphere. It was the highest-recorded volcanic plume … Read more

A space rock that slammed into Mars revealed a surprise

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 — You never forget your first Mars mission. When NASA’s InSight spacecraft arrived at the red planet on November 26, 2018, it was the first time I covered the landing of … Read more

Alvin will help scientists unlock deep ocean mysteries

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 — Renowned explorer Robert Ballard has scoured the deep sea for decades in search of its mysteries. Fascinated by Jules Verne’s “Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea” as a child, the … 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 spacecraft will fly by an ocean world orbiting Jupiter

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A NASA spacecraft will fly by one of the most intriguing ocean worlds in our solar system on Thursday. The Juno spacecraft, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, was scheduled to make … 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

‘Breathtaking’ Webb images to reveal the secrets of star birth

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — “Breathtaking” images of a stellar nursery in the Orion Nebula taken by the James Webb Space Telescope are revealing intricate details about how stars and planetary systems form. The images, released Monday, shed … Read more

Earth had shortest day since atomic clock was invented

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — If you feel like there’s less time in the day, you’re correct. Scientists recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic clock. Our planet’s rotation measured in at 1.59 … 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