Crew flies to Florida ahead of launch to International Space Station

Two NASA astronauts, a Japanese space veteran, and Russia’s lone female cosmonaut, flew to the Kennedy Space Center Saturday to prepare for launch Wednesday on a flight to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule. Their Falcon 9 rocket was rolled to the top of historic pad 39A before dawn Saturday and … 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

Sofia, the Historic Airplane-Borne Telescope, Lands for the Last Time

Over the past eight years, a modified Boeing 747 jetliner has flown hundreds of flights on a unique mission: carrying a 19-ton, 2.5-meter telescope known as Sofia, or the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. Flying a telescope on a jumbo jet offered a way to peer into the heavens at wavelengths that could not be … Read more

NASA Shares Breathtaking Images Of Celestial Objects Captured By Its Flying Telescope

SOFIA Telescope has flown 921 flights since 2010. As NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) aircraft embarked on its final flight on Thursday, the US space agency shared a small breathtaking collection of some of the cosmic imagery assembled using SOFIA data. Taking to Instagram, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration informed that the … Read more

NASA, SpaceX to study boosting Hubble telescope to higher orbit

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  Officials at NASA have signed a Space Act Agreement with SpaceX to investigate the benefits and risks of having a private mission provide service to NASA’s nearly 33-year-old Hubble Space Telescope, boosting it … Read more

See First Images Of Asteroid Strike From Webb, Hubble Telescopes

Images showed a vast cloud of dust expanding out of Dimorphos. Paris: The James Webb and Hubble telescopes on Thursday revealed their first images of a spacecraft deliberately smashing into an asteroid, as astronomers indicated that the impact looks to have been much greater than expected. The world’s telescopes turned their gaze towards the space … Read more

James Webb captures a spectacular image of a sparkling galaxy

One of the first spectacular images taken by NASA’s new multi-million pound James Webb Space Telescope captured the universe’s earliest galaxies. Now, early analysis has zeroed in on one of these galaxies nine billion light-years away from Earth, and revealed that it is sparkling with some of the oldest-known star clusters, dating back to shortly … Read more

NASA Rovers Are Finding Human-Made Debris On Mars. This Is Why It’s Treasure, Not Trash

Perseverance’s parachute and backshell on the surface of Jezero Crater as photographed by NASA’s … [+] Ingenuity Mars Helicopter on April 19, 2022. NASA/JPL-Caltech Remember the nail-biting “seven minutes of terror” video in 2021 of NASA’s Perseverance rover parachuting onto Mars on a tether from its descent or “jetpack” stage after a 314 million miles … Read more

Astronaut captures ‘space angel’ photo from while orbiting Earth

The photos are out of this world. A leading astronaut aboard the International Space Station captured some chilling images outside of Earth’s orbit that resemble an angelic figure. Samantha Cristoforetti — who is readying to become ISS commander Wednesday — snapped the literally stellar pictures of the inbound passenger shuttle Russian Soyuz MS-22 on September … Read more

NASA’s DART asteroid collision shown in newly released photos

Stunning images showing NASA’s DART spacecraft’s intentional collision with an asteroid were released Tuesday. The Italian Space Agency shared the first images snapped by the tiny camera trailing the vending-machine-sized spacecraft, the LICIACube — or  Light Italian Cubesat for Imaging of Asteroids. The images were transmitted seven million miles back to earth about three hours … Read more