Space Rock Strike on Webb Telescope Was Just Bad Luck, NASA Team Says

In late May, the Webb Space Telescope’s tranquil commissioning process was interrupted by an uncommonly large micrometeoroid strike on one of the $10 billion observatory’s mirrors. Now, a NASA-led analysis of the event indicates the impact was a statistical anomaly and the telescope will be less susceptible to space rock damage in the futuree. Micrometeoroids … Read more

Cygnus Spacecraft Reaches ISS With One Functioning Solar Array

The Cygnus spacecraft moments after being captured by Canadarm2.image: NASATV the ss Sally Ride has safely docked at the International Space Station following a nail-biting journey in which one of its two solar arrays failed to deploy. Star Wars: Shatterpoint Announcement Trailer 02:27 The First Things To Do In VR, Part 3 Today 9:39AM Northrop … Read more

NASA Conducts ‘Dangerous’ Test of a Vacuum Gun to Study Space Rock Collisions

NASA is up to something in Las Cruces, New Mexico. In this remote location, the agency is studying how different spacecraft designs will interact with super-tiny rocks whipping through space. As NASA gears up for more missions off our planet, there’s a lot that can go wrong. From rocket failures to leaky airlocks, you might … Read more

Apple is now the market’s most shorted stock. If Tesla is an example, that’s bullish.

Apple shareholders need not worry that it’s the most-shorted US stock. I’m referring to the report from short-seller analytics firm S3 Partners that, after 864 days in which Tesla TSLA, +0.38% was at the top of this list, Apple AAPL, -1.89% has acquired this dubious honor. As of Sept. 14, a total of $18.4 billion … Read more

EXPLAINER: NASA tests new moon rocket, 50 years after Apollo

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Years late and billions over budget, NASA’s new moon rocket makes its debut next week in a high-stakes test flight before astronauts get on top. The 322-foot (98-meter) rocket will attempt to send an empty crew capsule into a far-flung lunar orbit, 50 years after NASA’s famed Apollo moonshots. If … Read more

Stock Futures Flat After Market’s Mild Monday Drop

Text size Traders will be listening carefully to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell as he participates in the European Central Bank Forum Wednesday morning. NYSE Stock futures were relatively flat Monday evening after all three major indexes dipped during trading hours. During the day, the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and the tech-filled Nasdaq Composite … Read more

Corporate America Is Making Deals Again. What That Means for the Stock Market.

Text size M&A is picking up again after a slow start in 2022. Dreamstime Mergers and acquisitions have recently exploded. If the deals keep flowing in, that will help boost a recently ailing stock market. Announced M&A deals in the US soared in April and May. In those months, there was a period that saw … 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

Cloud stocks mount rally led by UiPath, as investors see market bottom

Daniel Dines, CEO, UiPath at company’s IPO at the New York Stock Exchange, April 21, 2021. Source: NYSE Cloud stocks rallied on Thursday, with more than a dozen vendors notching gains of 10% or more, as investors used an upbeat day on Wall Street to snap up shares of companies that have been beaten down … Read more

What JPMorgan Must Do To Get The Stock Market’s Respect

Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The mission of JP Morgan Chase &Co (JPM) is to “be the most respected financial services firm in the world.” In many ways, that is already “mission accomplished.” JPM is the world’s largest bank by market capitalization. It is the fifth-largest bank in … Read more