space and astronomy

A year only lasts 17.5 hours on the 'hell planet' |  CNN

A year only lasts 17.5 hours on the ‘hell planet’ | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The exoplanet 55 Cancri e goes by several names, but the rocky world located 40 light-years from Earth is most known for its reputation as a “hell planet.” This super-Earth, so named because …

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A year only lasts 17.5 hours on the 'hell planet' |  CNN

A year only lasts 17.5 hours on the ‘hell planet’ | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The exoplanet 55 Cancri e goes by several names, but the rocky world located 40 light-years from Earth is most known for its reputation as a “hell planet.” This super-Earth, so named because …

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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 Ingenuity helicopter just broke one of its own records on Mars  CNN

NASA Ingenuity helicopter just broke one of its own records on Mars CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances 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 …

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NASA's Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami  CNN

NASA’s Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances 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 …

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NASA's Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami  CNN

NASA’s Viking 1 may have landed at the site of an ancient Martian megatsunami CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances 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 …

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Webb telescope spies clouds beneath the thick haze of Saturn's moon Titan |  CNN

Webb telescope spies clouds beneath the thick haze of Saturn’s moon Titan | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The James Webb Space Telescope has spied clouds on one of the solar system’s most intriguing moons. In November, the space observatory turned its infrared gaze on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. It’s the …

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NASA's Orion spacecraft reaches record-breaking distance from Earth on Artemis I mission |  CNN

NASA’s Orion spacecraft reaches record-breaking distance from Earth on Artemis I mission | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The Orion spacecraft, which is at the core of NASA’s historic Artemis I mission, reached its farthest distance from Earth Monday afternoon, shattering the record for the maximum distance a spacecraft designed to …

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SpaceX to launch tomato seeds, other supplies to International Space Station after weather delay |  CNN

SpaceX to launch tomato seeds, other supplies to International Space Station after weather delay | CNN

CNN — SpaceX will once again try to get a fresh haul of supplies to the International Space Station this weekend after bad weather at the launch site forced the company to wave off its first attempt. The mission is set to take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:20 pm ET …

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Webb telescope captures first look at an exoplanet's atmospheric breakdown |  CNN

Webb telescope captures first look at an exoplanet’s atmospheric breakdown | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advances and more. CNN — The James Webb Space Telescope has captured a detailed molecular and chemical portrait of a faraway planet’s skies, scoring another first for the exoplanet science community. WASP-39b, otherwise known as Bocaprins, can be …

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