Boeing lands Starliner capsule, completing a crucial test flight

Boeing’s Starliner capsule lands in White Sands, New Mexico on May 25, 2022 to complete the OFT-2 mission. NASATV Boeing landed its uncrewed Starliner spacecraft in the New Mexico desert on Wednesday, completing a crucial test flight as the company prepares to carry astronauts. Starliner landed at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range, after … Read more

Scientists discover fossil of massive flying ‘Dragon of Death’

A scale reconstruction of the Thanatosdrakon amaru, or Dragon of Death — the largest pterosaur ever found — after discovery of some of the species remains by scientists in Argentina. Photo courtesy National University of Cuy May 24 (UPI) — Scientists have uncovered the remains of one of the largest pterosaurs on record, researchers announced … Read more

Why Future Space Farms Depend on Plants Grown in Antarctica

Figuring out how to feed people in space is a major part of a larger effort to demonstrate the viability of long-term human habitation of extraterrestrial environments. On May 12, 2022, a team of scientists announced that they had successfully grown plants using lunar soil gathered during the Apollo moon missions. But this is not … Read more

NASA Announces InSight Lander on Mars May Only Have a Few Months Left

The InSight Mars lander will cease science operations sometime in the next few months due to a decreasing power supply, mission managers said at a news conference on May 17. Martian dust covering the solar panels has reduced the amount of power to roughly 500 watt-hours per Mars day or sol. When InSight landed in … Read more

Boeing’s Starliner OFT-2 launch update: What’s at stake

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft aboard is seen as it is rolled out to the launchpad for the OFT-2 mission scheduled to lift off on May 19, 2022. Joel Kowsky | NASA Boeing is set to make another attempt to reach the International Space Station with its Starliner vsassume … Read more

Mystery issue experienced on NASA’s Voyager 1 probe from 1977

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The Voyager 1 probe is still exploring interstellar space 45 years after launching, but it has encountered an issue that mystifies the spacecraft’s team on Earth. Voyager 1 continues to operate well, despite … Read more

The Power of Fusion Energy Might Finally Be Unlocked Thanks to a New Physics Update

In the world of renewable energy, there’s perhaps no more ambitious goal than fusion power. This involves fusing hydrogen atoms to create helium—a process that generates an ungodly amount of energy as a result. It’s a reaction that occurs every single moment in the sun, but replicating it on Earth is a much rarer and … Read more

Solar Orbiter spies a ‘hedgehog’ during close pass of the sun

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The Solar Orbiter mission’s first close pass of the sun in March has revealed our star in a new light. The spacecraft, which flew by the sun on March 26, has returned a … Read more

AP PHOTOS: Lunar eclipse thrills stargazers in the Americas

By The Associated press May 16, 2022 GMT A total lunar eclipse provided a spectacular celestial show as it unfolded Sunday night into early Monday in the Americas. The eastern half of North America and all of Central and South America were prime locations to see the eclipse, while partial stages were visible across … Read more