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

NASA, SpaceX, Jared Isaacman studying Hubble telescope extension

This 1990 photograph shows the Hubble Space Telescope being deployed from the space shuttle Discovery on mission STS-31. Source: NASA SpaceX and billionaire astronaut Jared Isaacman are teaming up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to study whether a private mission could extend the life of the famed Hubble telescope. NASA signed an agreement … 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

Spiral galaxy captured in ‘unprecedented detail’ by Webb telescope

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  A dazzling spiral galaxy located 29 million light-years from Earth appears in “unprecedented detail” in a new image released by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. The “bones” of the galaxy, typically obscured from … Read more

NASA’s DART mission successfully slams into an asteroid

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 has intentionally slammed into an asteroid in humanity’s first test of planetary defense. The impact occurred at 7:14 p.m. ET greeted by cheers from the mission team in Laurel, Maryland. … Read more

NASA mission to reveal first look at asteroid, then slam into it

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  —  Get ready to see an asteroid’s tiny moon for the first time. Then, watch as a spacecraft deliberately crashes into it. This scenario sounds like a sci-fi plot, but the … Read more

Next launch attempt of Artemis I set for Tuesday, but could delay due to tropical depression

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  The Artemis I rocket will get its third launch attempt on Tuesday, September 27, but Tropical Depression Nine could change that. The 70-minute launch window opens at 11:37 a.m. ET and the Space … Read more

Why is a NASA spacecraft crashing into an asteroid?

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — In the first-of-its kind, save-the-world experiment, NASA is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. A spacecraft named Dart will zero in on the asteroid Monday, intent on slamming it head-on at 14,000 mph (22,500 kph). The impact should be just enough to nudge the asteroid … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures strikingly crisp images of Neptune and its rings

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  New images released Wednesday from NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope are revealing Neptune, and the planet’s hard-to-detect rings, in a fresh light. “It has been three decades since we last saw these faint, … Read more

NASA astronaut, Russian cosmonauts launch to space

New York CNN Business  —  A Russian capsule took an American astronaut to space today, marking a notable continuation of the Russian-US partnership in space in an era of great geopolitical tension. The spacecraft took off from the famed Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying NASA astronaut Frank Rubio and Russian cosmonauts — Dmitri Petelin and … Read more