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, 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

Artemis I rocket rolled back inside as Hurricane Ian treks toward Florida

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  NASA has rolled the massive Artemis I mega moon rocket back into its hangar, called the Vehicle Assembly Building, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to protect it from Hurricane Ian. … Read more

Moment of DART asteroid impact captured by Italian satellite

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  History was made Monday night when NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft successfully slammed into the asteroid Dimorphos. DART’s camera shared dramatic images of the asteroid’s surface before it crashed. Now, new images … 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

NASA waves off next Artemis I launch attempt due to tropical storm

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 not have its third launch attempt on Tuesday as planned due to concerns over Tropical Storm Ian making its way toward Cuba and Florida. After meeting on Saturday … 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