NASA’s CAPSTONE lunar probe has more problems than we thought

Artist’s rendering of CAPSTONE.Image: Nasa Controllers with the CAPSTONE mission are attempt to regain control of the Probe bound to the Moon, which is currently collapsing, is experiencing temperature issues and is unable to use its solar panels to fully recharge its batteries. In a update released on Monday, Advanced Space described it as a … Read more

Image of the Tarantula Nebula captured by NASA’s Webb Space Telescope

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A giant space tarantula has been captured by a Webb — NASA’s highly sensitive James Webb Space Telescope, that is. 161,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, the Tarantula Nebula … Read more

Voyager 1 and 2, Humanity’s Interstellar Envoys, Limitless at 45

Today is the 45th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 1, one of humanity’s iconic twin emissaries to the cosmos. (Its sibling, Voyager 2, launched a few weeks earlier.) Now, in the dark and far reaches of interstellar space — more than 10 billion miles from home, where our sun looks like any what another … Read more

The Artemis I launch team is ready for another “trial” on Saturday

Look to CNN for live coverage from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday afternoon. Space correspondent Kristin Fisher will bring us instant reports from the launch, along with a team of experts. CNN — The Artemis I launch team is preparing for another countdown that will begin early Saturday morning after a series … Read more

NASA will retry the launch of the Artemis 1 mission on Saturday

SLS on the Kennedy Space Center launch pad in Florida. Photo: NASA-J. Kowlsky The NASA mission management team has made the decision to retry the launch of the Artemis 1 mission. Space Launch System on Saturday afternoonsaying a faulty sensor was to blame for the scrub this past Monday. The space agency’s 322-foot-tall (98-meter) Space … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch attempt depends on engine issue fix

UPDATE: Get excited! NASA officials said in an update Tuesday that the next attempt to launch Artemis 1 will happen on Saturday, Sept. 3, from the Kennedy Space Center.The launch window opens at 2:17 p.m.The countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center is still at T-40 minutes, where the last hold went into effect Monday. NASA … Read more

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch attempt hinges on solving engine problem

UPDATE: Get excited! NASA officials said in an update Tuesday that the next Artemis 1 launch attempt will take place on Saturday, September 3 from Kennedy Space Center. The launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. Kennedy Space Center’s countdown is still at T-40 minutes, where the last hold went into effect Monday. NASA officials have … Read more

NASA Discusses Artemis 1 Launch Cleanup Due to Technical Issues

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch was canceled on Monday. Fuel leaks forced NASA to cancel the launch of its new moon rocket during an uncrewed test flight. Now NASA engineers must determine the degree of repair the engine will need. Is this something that can be done on the pad, or does it have to go … Read more