Silly sausage! French physicist forced to apologise for ‘planet’ photo that was a snap of chorizo

A prominent French physicist has been forced to apologise for a photograph that he said was from NASA’s new space telescope but which was in fact a piece of chorizo. Etienne Klein, a renowned philosopher and research director at the French Atomic Energy Commission, informed his followers that ‘no object belonging to Spanish charcuterie exists … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures its first image of the most distant known star in the universe

An image of the most distant known star in the universe has been captured by NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope. Named Earendel, after a character in JRR Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel ‘The Silmarillion’, he is almost 28 billion light-years away from Earth. That is over 10 billion light-years more distant than the next-furthest … Read more

Private astronaut missions to the ISS will soon require a NASA chaperone

CNN — Private astronaut missions to the International Space Station will have to be chaperoned by a former NASA astronaut, per new proposed requirements from the US space agency. NASA posted a public notice online on Tuesday that laid out a handful of updated requirements for future private astronaut missions, which the agency said are … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures stunning image of Cartwheel Galaxy

A stunning image captured by the James Webb Space Telescope has given us the clearest look of the Cartwheel Galaxy so far. NASA released the image Tuesday of the distant galaxy — named for its resemblance to a wagon wheel. The Cartwheel Galaxy is located about 500 million light-years away in the Sculptor constellation, the … Read more

Shaun the Sheep will be the first ‘astronaut’ to fly on the Artemis I mission around the moon

The identity of the first astronaut to blast off onboard the Artemis I mission to the moon has been revealed – and it is none other than Shaun the Sheep. A figurine of Aardman’s beloved character will be placed onboard the NASA’s Orion spacecraft before liftoff from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA later … Read more

NASA Shares Largest-Ever Image Of Andromeda Galaxy, Internet Calls It “Extraordinarily Beautiful”

Image shows the 48,000-light-year-long stretch of the Andromeda galaxy. American space agency NASA on Sunday shared the “largest-ever” image assembled of the Andromeda galaxy by the Hubble Space Telescope. The picture was captured seven years ago and it is the sharpest large composite image ever taken of our galactic neighbor. The National Aeronautics and Space … Read more

James Webb detects its first supernova 3 billion light years from Earth

A brilliant light detected by NASA’s James Webb Telescope (JWST) three billion light years from Earth is believed to be the $10 billion scope’s first observation of a dying star exploding. Formally known as a supernova, it is the ‘last hurrah’ that occurs when the star runs out of fuel. This causes the pressure to … Read more

A 22-ton Chinese rocket is falling back to Earth. Where will it land?

When you’re asked, “What’s up?” this weekend, here’s your answer: the Long March 5B, a roughly 44,000-pound rocket body that’s spiraling toward Earth. But scientists are unsure when and where this debris — from China’s launch this past Sunday of its Wentian space-station module—will land. The Aerospace Corporation did release its latest predicted paths for … Read more

First Mars samples set to land on Earth in 2033

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — The first mission to return samples from another planet will touch down on Earth in 2033, according to NASA and European Space Agency officials. The Perseverance rover is currently collecting the samples on … Read more