asteroids and comets

The DART mission is about to collide with an asteroid.  What to expect |  CNN

The DART mission is about to collide with an asteroid. What to expect | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — On Monday, a NASA spacecraft will deliberately crash into an asteroid called Dimorphos. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission aims to see if this kind of kinetic impact can help deflect …

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Fossil egg study suggests dinosaurs were already in decline when asteroid hit |  CNN

Fossil egg study suggests dinosaurs were already in decline when asteroid hit | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — It’s a fierce paleontological debate. Did the massive asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago wipe out a thriving and diverse population of dinosaurs, or were they already struggling to survive when …

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New Images Show Intriguing Perseverance Discovery on Mars |  CNN

New Images Show Intriguing Perseverance Discovery on Mars | CNN

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s science bulletin Wonder Theory. To receive it in your inbox, Register for free here. CNN — If you love space and exploring the cosmos, there’s no shortage of wonders right now. Scientists have identified mysterious diamonds that likely originated from a dwarf planet that once existed in …

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NASA DART mission prepares for asteroid collision |  CNN

NASA DART mission prepares for asteroid collision | CNN

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — A NASA spacecraft that is deliberately going to crash into an asteroid is closing in on its target. The DART, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test, mission will rendezvous with the space rock on …

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