Webb telescope makes another discovery on faraway exoplanet

Webb telescope makes another discovery on faraway exoplanet

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed molecular and chemical portrait of a faraway planet’s skies, scoring another first for the exoplanet science community. WASP-39b, otherwise known as Bocaprins, can be … Read more

NASA Will Not Change the James Webb Telescope’s Name

NASA Will Not Change the James Webb Telescope's Name

James Webb led NASA in the 1950s and 60s, during the Cold War–era “Lavender Scare,” when government agencies often enforced policies that discriminated against gay and lesbian federal workers. For that reason, astronomers and others have long called for NASA to change the name of the James Webb Space Telescope. Earlier this year, the space … Read more

Artemis I mission launches in historic leap forward for NASA’s moon program

Artemis I mission launches in historic leap forward for NASA's moon program

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The historic Artemis I mission took flight in the early hours of Wednesday morning after months of anticipation. The milestone event kicked off a journey that will send an uncrewed spacecraft around the … Read more

ISS: American spacewalkers Cassada and Rubio venture outside the space station

ISS: American spacewalkers Cassada and Rubio venture outside the space station

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Things are about to get busy on the International Space Station as the first in a series of end-of-the-year spacewalks kicked off Tuesday morning. First-time spacewalkers and NASA astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank … Read more

NASA still targets Artemis I launch next week post-hurricane

NASA still targets Artemis I launch next week post-hurricane

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 mission team will attempt to get the mega moon rocket off the ground again next week, even though it endured hurricane-force winds and incurred minor damage at the launchpad due … Read more

Heat shield that could land humans on Mars hitches ride to space

Heat shield that could land humans on Mars hitches ride to space

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — When a polar satellite designed to improve weather forecasting launched early Thursday, an experimental heat shield tagged along. It could land humans on Mars. The two separate missions both launched aboard a United … Read more

Artemis I: NASA’s mega moon rocket is back on the launchpad for next launch attempt

Artemis I: NASA's mega moon rocket is back on the launchpad for next launch attempt

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The hulking rocket at the heart of NASA’s plans to return humans to the moon arrived at the launchpad Friday morning as the space agency gears up for another attempt to get the … Read more

Russia says it will quit International Space Station in 2024

Russia says it will quit International Space Station in 2024

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Russia says it is planning to pull out of the International Space Station and end its decades-long partnership with NASA at the orbiting outpost, according to the newly appointed head of Russia’s space … Read more