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Rare cosmic collision acted like one of the 'factories of gold' in the universe  CNN

Rare cosmic collision acted like one of the ‘factories of gold’ in the universe CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — An unusual bright blast of light detected by multiple telescopes in December 2021 was the result of a rare cosmic explosion that created a wealth of heavy elements such as gold and platinum. …

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NASA inspects Artemis I rocket after Hurricane Nicole  CNN

NASA inspects Artemis I rocket after Hurricane Nicole CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The Artemis I moon rocket is still standing after battling Hurricane Nicole, which made landfall as a Category 1 storm roughly 70 miles south from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida overnight. The …

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NASA's Artemis I mission delayed again as storm barrels toward launch site |  CNN

NASA’s Artemis I mission delayed again as storm barrels toward launch site | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The Artemis I mission, which is expected to send an uncrewed spacecraft on a test mission around the moon, is delayed yet again, as NASA’s Space Launch System faces Tropical Storm Nicole, which …

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Tonga eruption's towering plume reached the 3rd layer of Earth's atmosphere |  CNN

Tonga eruption’s towering plume reached the 3rd layer of Earth’s atmosphere | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted underwater in January, it created a plume of ash and water that broke through the third layer of the Earth’s atmosphere. It was the highest-recorded volcanic …

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A space rock slammed into Mars on Christmas Eve.  It revealed a hidden surprise  CNN

A space rock slammed into Mars on Christmas Eve. It revealed a hidden surprise CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN — You never forget your first Mars mission. When NASA’s InSight spacecraft arrived at the red planet on November 26, 2018, it was the first time I covered the landing of …

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Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice  CNN

Space rock slams into Mars, forming a crater that revealed chunks of ice CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Christmas came a little early for NASA’s InSight mission last December when the lander detected a massive earthquake on Mars. Now, scientists know what caused the red planet to rumble. A meteoroid slammed …

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Bright, powerful burst of gamma rays detected by multiple telescopes |  CNN

Bright, powerful burst of gamma rays detected by multiple telescopes | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Multiple space and ground-based telescopes witnessed one of the brightest explosions in space when it reached Earth on October 9. The burst may be one of the most powerful ever recorded by telescopes. …

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Humans can dive deeper into the world's oceans than ever before with Alvin  CNN

Humans can dive deeper into the world’s oceans than ever before with Alvin CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — Black smoke appears to rise from chimney-like formations of the hottest and deepest known hydrothermal vents on Earth. Over the summer, Anna Michel was able to see them for herself — a few …

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Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also triggered a global tsunami |  CNN

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also triggered a global tsunami | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — When a city-sized asteroid slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, it wiped out the dinosaurs – and sent a monster tsunami rippling around the planet, according to new research. The asteroid, about …

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Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also triggered a global tsunami |  CNN

Asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs also triggered a global tsunami | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — When a city-sized asteroid slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, it wiped out the dinosaurs – and sent a monster tsunami rippling around the planet, according to new research. The asteroid, about …

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