Watch the Artemis moon rocket’s final prelaunch test

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 mega moon rocket is ready to fuel up. The fourth attempt of a final prelaunch test started on Saturday, with fueling of the rocket expected to begin Monday morning. The … Read more

Strange tsunami-like quakes shake some of the stars in our galaxy, Gaia spacecraft reveals

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Strange and unexpected tsunami-like starquakes – movements on stars’ crusts similar to earthquakes we experience on our planet – have been revealed by the European Space Agency’s Gaia space observatory. The unusual starquakes … Read more

Mega Artemis moon rocket will roll out to the launchpad June 6

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 mega moon rocket is getting ready for its latest attempt at a final prelaunch test, according to an update from NASA officials on Friday. The NASA team is preparing to … Read more

The NASA Mars InSight lander just took its final selfie

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — This is the last time we’ll ever see a selfie from NASA’s InSight lander on Mars. And judging by the amount of dust coating the lander’s solar panels, it’s easy to see why. … Read more

Hubble identifies unusual wrinkle in expansion rate of the universe

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — Measuring the expansion rate of the universe was one of the Hubble Space Telescope’s main goals when it was launched in 1990. Over the past 30 years, the space observatory has helped scientists … Read more

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

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

Boeing tries to catch up to SpaceX after plenty of drama

New York CNN Business — Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company, a primary US defense contractor, and a titan of a global aviation duopoly. A few years ago, the idea that it would dominate commercial space was a given, and companies like SpaceX, a relatively young business relying on a strategy of moving fast … Read more

1st image of supermassive black hole at the center of Milky Way galaxy revealed

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — For the first time, astronomers have captured an image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. It’s the first direct observation confirming the presence of the black hole, known … Read more

Boeing clashes with key supplier ahead of Starliner spacecraft launch

CNN Business — Boeing Co. is feuding with Aerojet Rocketdyne, a key supplier for its Starliner spacecraft, as the US aerospace giant races to test launch the uncrewed astronaut capsule and mend its reputation in the space sector, people familiar with the matter said. The CST-100 Starliner is scheduled for a May 19 Florida launch … Read more