‘Breathtaking’ images of Webb to reveal secrets of star birth

The images, released on Monday, highlight an environment similar to our own solar system when it formed more than 4.5 billion years ago. Observing the Orion Nebula will help space scientists better understand what happened during the first million years of planetary evolution of the Milky Way, Western University astrophysicist Els Peeters said in a … Read more

King Charles III pledges to continue ‘lifetime service’ in first address as monarch

LONDON – King Charles III promised in his first address to the nation as monarch on Friday to continue Queen Elizabeth II‘s “lifetime service”, as Britain entered a new era under a new ruler. Around the world, the exceptional reign of the Queen has been commemorated, celebrated, and debated. Charles, who passed much of his … Read more

Harvest Moon 2022: How to See the September Full Moon

Astronomers can see the moon from sunset Friday, and it will peak at 5:59 a.m. ET Saturday, according to NASA. This lunar event is called the Harvest Moon because it’s close to the autumnal equinox, a time when farmers often harvest their crops, NASA said. In 2022, the September full moon is closest to the … Read more

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

161,000 light-years from Earth in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy, the Tarantula Nebula is nicknamed 30 Doradus, the “largest and brightest star-forming region in the Local Group, the galaxies closest to our Milky Way”, according to NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Resembling the home line of a burrowing tarantula with its silk, it is home to … Read more

Thwaites’ ‘apocalyptic glacier’ holds ‘by its fingernails’, scientists say

The Thwaites Glacier, capable of raising sea levels by several feet, is eroding along its undersea base as the planet warms. In a study Published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists mapped the glacier’s historical retreat, hoping to learn from its past what the glacier is likely to do in the future. They found … 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. The launch window opens at 2:17 p.m. ET and closes at 4:17 p.m. ET on Saturday. Currently, weather conditions are 60% … Read more

Nominal, burn, SLS: words you might hear during the launch of Artemis 1

Look to CNN for live coverage from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, beginning Saturday morning through launch Monday morning. Space correspondents Kristin Fisher and Rachel Crane will bring us instant coverage of the launch, along with a team of experts. But if you’re a casual observer, few things may be more confusing than hearing some … Read more

How to watch Artemis 1 take off on a lunar voyage and what to expect

Look to CNN for live coverage from Kennedy Space Center in Florida from Saturday morning to Monday morning launch. Space correspondents Kristin Fisher and Rachel Crane will bring us instant reports on the launch with a team of experts. The uncrewed Artemis I mission, comprising the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft, is … Read more

7 Million Year Old Practice Put Our Ancestors On The Way To Humanity, New Study Says

Researchers examined a femur and two arm bones from the ulna of Sahelanthropus tchadensis, one of the earliest known human ancestors, and found signs that they walked on two feet – also known as bipedalism, according to a new study published Wednesday in Nature. “Our oldest known representatives practiced bipedalism (on the ground and on … Read more