NASA’s Mars Ingenuity helicopter broke its own record

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — More than a year and a half after its first flight on Mars, the Ingenuity helicopter has set a new record. The little 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) chopper completed its 35th flight on December 3 … Read more

NASA Sets Coverage for SWOT Water Survey Mission Launch – NASA Sea Level Change Portal

In Brief: Targeting a Dec. 15 launch, SWOT will survey almost all water on Earth’s surface for the first time, helping to track how fresh and saltwater bodies change over time. NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the international Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. The mission is … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Gets the Dirt on Mars – NASA Mars Exploration

The mission’s first two samples of regolith – broken rock and dust – could help scientists better understand the Red Planet and engineers prepare for future missions there. NASA’s Perseverance rover snagged two new samples from the Martian surface on Dec. 2 and 6. But unlike the 15 rock cores collected to date, these newest … Read more

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope promises a new age of the stars

The James Webb Space Telescope lit up 2022 with dazzling images of the early universe after the Big Bang, heralding a new era of astronomy. The James Webb Space Telescope lit up 2022 with dazzling images of the early universe after the Big Bang, heralding a new era of astronomy and untold revelations about the … Read more

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope promises a new age of the stars

The James Webb Space Telescope lit up 2022 with dazzling images of the early universe after the Big Bang, heralding a new era of astronomy. The James Webb Space Telescope lit up 2022 with dazzling images of the early universe after the Big Bang, heralding a new era of astronomy and untold revelations about the … Read more

Full ‘cold moon’ shines bright and eclipses Mars in a rare event

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — December’s full moon, also known as the “cold moon,” will shine bright in the night sky this Wednesday, peaking at 11:08 pm ET. Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will also be visible in the … Read more

Spacewalkers resume solar power system upgrade on International Space Station

Astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio floated outside the International Space Station Saturday to install a third set of roll-out solar array blankets, part of an ongoing power system upgrade, and to isolate damaged circuits in one of the lab’s original arrays. Floating in the Quest airlock compartment, Cassada and Rubio switched their spacesuits to … Read more

Viking 1 may have landed at the site of the ancient Martian megatsunami

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — When NASA’s Viking 1 lander made history as the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars on July 20, 1976, it sent back images of a landscape no one was expecting. Those first … Read more

Viking 1 may have landed at the site of the ancient Martian megatsunami

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — When NASA’s Viking 1 lander made history as the first spacecraft to touch down on Mars on July 20, 1976, it sent back images of a landscape no one was expecting. Those first … Read more