5 things to know for September 26: Hurricane Ian, Ukraine, NASA, Energy bills, Italy

CNN — If a hurricane is headed your way, don’t panic. There are many steps you can take to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property. To help you get started, CNN created this downloadable checklist for those who may end up in the path of a dangerous storm. Here’s what else you need … Read more

Pakistan flooding is so extensive it can be seen from space

Pakistan is no stranger to monsoon rains. They can mark it on the calendar from June to September. However, this year, the rains kept coming. They were more intense and devastating than most years, and eventually, the water had nowhere to go. “The Pakistani people are facing a monsoon on steroids, the relentless impact of … 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 pmThe countdown clock at Kennedy Space Center is still at T-40 minutes, where the last hold went into effect Monday. NASA … Read more

Why Kennedy Space Center is prime launch site for Artemis 1 despite lightning risks

There are plenty of reasons for NASA’s scheduled rocket launches to be scrubbed. Artemis 1’s scheduled Monday morning launch was pushed back until at least Friday due to a series of mechanical issues. But even before that, we got a glimpse of another potential threat to launch plans: lightning. Several bright bolts were caught on … Read more

Artemis 1 launch scrubbed

The NASA Artemis 1 launch was scrubbed Monday.Fuel leaks have forced NASA to scrub the launch of its new moon rocket on a no-crew test flight.The next launch attempt will not take place until Friday at the earliest. The launch window on Friday opens at 12:48 pm and remains open until 2:48 pmThe launch was … Read more

5 things to know for August 23: Ukraine, Primaries, Student loans, Covid-19, NASA

CNN — With inflation driving up the cost of nearly everything in the US, a growing number of Americans are crossing the border to make Mexico City their new home. Some expats are fleeing their expensive cities in search of cheaper rent and a better quality of life, but locals say gentrification is now pricing … Read more

The U.S. has a plan to tackle space junk

As close calls between satellites and debris in orbit become more frequent, the US government is signaling that it’s time to take the threats posed by space junk seriously. Why it matters: There are thousands of pieces of junk space circling the Earth at more than 17,000 miles per hour, threatening operational satellites and even … Read more

Amazing ‘space telescope image’ was actually a slice of chorizo

Space may be closer than we think — perhaps even sitting on a charcuterie board. A French scientist has had to apologize for his spicy space prank after he tweeted a picture of a slice of chorizo, claiming it was a distant star captured by the James Webb Space Telescope. Étienne Klein — a physicist … Read more

Chinese rocket debris crashes into Earth’s atmosphere

A Chinese rocket booster that helped launch part of a space station into orbit plummeted to Earth Saturday over Southeast Asia, US Space Command confirmed. Officials believe the 25-ton debris re-entered over the Indian Ocean at around 10:45 am MDT. Witnesses in Malaysia reported seeing bright objects in the sky that resembled meteors but said … Read more