NASA’s InSight Gets a Few Extra Weeks of Mars Science – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

InSight’s Final Selfie: NASA’s InSight Mars lander took this final selfie on April 24, 2022, the 1,211th Martian day, or sol, of the mission. The lander is covered with far more dust than it was in its first selfie, taken in December 2018, not long after landing – or in its second selfie, composed of … Read more

M-class solar flare could soon head for earth

“Here comes the sun” never sounded so ominous. Scientists issued a dire warning Sunday after a huge sunspot named AR3038 doubled in size and is now pointed at earth — meaning a large solar flare could potentially strike the planet, Newsweek first reported. Otherworldly footage released from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory revealed how the huge … Read more

Test to Maneuver ISS with Cygnus Spacecraft Didn’t Go as Planned

The Cygnus space freighter approaching the ISS on February 21, 2022. Photo: NASA NASA is currently evaluating the ability of docked Cygnus spacecraft to serve as boosters for the International Space Station, but a recent test of the concept was quickly stopped, for reasons that aren’t yet clear. The engine firing of Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus … Read more

ISS Swerves to Avoid Debris From Russian Missile Test

The International Space Station last week was forced to dodge debris from a past Russian anti-satellite missile test, Space.com reports. Last Thursday, Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, utilized a cargo ship that was docked at the ISS to push the station away from a piece of space debris that came from the destruction of a defunct … Read more

NASA starts countdown for moon rocket’s fourth fueling attempt

Countdown clocks began ticking Saturday for NASA’s fourth attempt to complete a dress rehearsal countdown and fueling test of its Space Launch System moon rocket, a requirement before the huge booster can be cleared for launch on its long-awaited maiden flight. “There’s nobody that wants to get through this more than the EGS (Exploration Ground … Read more

NASA Set for Latest Megarocket Launch Rehearsal—and the Pressure Is On

The Orion capsule atop SLS, with the full Moon in the background. Photo: NASA Kennedy NASA is under immense pressure to succeed this weekend during its fourth attempt at a launch rehearsal for its Space Launch System. Another failed test of the gigantic rocket would be an embarrassing—and worrying—setback for the Artemis Moon program, which … Read more

NASA spots ‘shiny metal foil’ on Mars in strange photo – can you solve the mystery?

NASA has stumbled across an “unexpected” shiny object on Mars. The space agency’s Perseverance rover spotted the metal foil-like item during a routine wander. But before you start speculating about aliens, the truth behind is a lot closer to home. It turns out the material is one of NASA’s own. Experts revealed the “surprise” finding … Read more

NASA’s mega moon rocket will get another attempt at prelaunch test on Monday

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 for its fourth attempt at a final prelaunch test, according to an update from NASA officials on Wednesday. The crucial test, known as the wet … Read more