Microwave-sized spacecraft will test new orbit between Earth and Moon

Microwave-sized spacecraft will test new orbit between Earth and Moon

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A tiny spacecraft with big implications for lunar exploration is ready to launch. The tiny satellite, called CubeSat, is about the size of a microwave oven and weighs just 55 pounds (25 kilograms), … Read more

Microwave-sized spacecraft will test new orbit between Earth and Moon

Microwave-sized spacecraft will test new orbit between Earth and Moon

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A tiny spacecraft with big implications for lunar exploration is ready to launch. The tiny satellite, called CubeSat, is about the size of a microwave oven and weighs just 55 pounds (25 kilograms), … Read more

Watch the latest pre-launch test of the Artemis moon rocket

Watch the latest pre-launch test of the Artemis moon rocket

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The Artemis I mega lunar rocket is ready to refuel. The fourth attempt at a final pre-launch test began on Saturday, with refueling of the rocket due to begin Monday morning. The crucial … Read more

NASA’s DAVINCI mission will launch in 2029 to reach the surface of Venus

NASA's DAVINCI mission will launch in 2029 to reach the surface of Venus

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — NASA will launch a mission that will both pass Venus and descend through its hostile atmosphere in 2029. Called DAVINCI, the Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gas, Chemistry and Imaging mission will … Read more

The Tau Herculids meteor shower could light up the night sky over North America

The Tau Herculids meteor shower could light up the night sky over North America

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Earth is expected to pass through the debris trail of a shattered comet Monday evening and early Tuesday morning. This could lead to a whole new meteor shower. Night sky watchers in North … Read more

Boeing makes a third attempt to launch its Starliner capsule to the ISS

Boeing makes a third attempt to launch its Starliner capsule to the ISS

New York CNN Business — Boeing will attempt again on Thursday to send the capsule it designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station on a successful, uncrewed test mission. After two previous attempts to complete such a mission failed, Boeing’s goal is to prove that the spacecraft can dock with the … Read more

Solar panels covered in dust mean NASA’s Mars lander mission is over

Solar panels covered in dust mean NASA's Mars lander mission is over

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The NASA InSight lander, which since 2018 has revealed the mysterious interior of Mars, is coming to an end. Due to dwindling electrical power, the mission will cease science operations by the end … Read more

NASA’s InSight lander just detected the biggest earthquake on Mars

NASA's InSight lander just detected the biggest earthquake on Mars

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — This is the big problem that scientists anticipated. NASA’s InSight lander has just detected the largest earthquake ever seen on another planet – a magnitude 5 quake that hit the Red Planet on … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures crisp views of invisible light

James Webb Space Telescope captures crisp views of invisible light

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The James Webb Space Telescope has the sharpest perspective on otherwise invisible light in the universe. The long-awaited first science images from the world’s first space observatory aren’t expected until this summer. But … Read more