Historic Artemis I mission just embarks on its lunar journey

Historic Artemis I mission just embarks on its lunar journey
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The third expedition is fascinating, and now, NASA’s mega rocket has made history.

this Artemis I mission launched on its voyage to the moon Wednesday. Performing an early morning light show over Cape Canaveral, Florida, the Space Launch System lifted the uncrewed Orion spacecraft into the skies.

Decades of delays were followed by recurring hydrogen leak problems and two hurricanes blasting past the rocket’s home at Kennedy Space Center. Another leak nearly stopped ahead of this week’s takeoff, but NASA’s red team — a heroic crew tasked with making live repairs to a fuel-fueled rocket — came in at the 11th hour.

The Artemis crew members overcame their challenges, and when the rocket launched, it felt like a moment that rekindled hopes for future exploration.

As NASA’s first female launch director, Charlie Blackwell-Thompson, said: “The harder the climb, the better the view. Tonight we showed what a beautiful sight the Space Beach is.”

The Orion spacecraft shared its view of Earth more than 57,000 miles (91,733 kilometers) from the planet.

Hours after the launch of Artemis I, the Orion spacecraft began sharing impressive images from space.

The capsule’s cameras captured a breathtaking perspective of our planet. The images were reminiscent of those last seen 50 years ago, taken from Apollo 17 in 1972.

The Artemis I mission is fast-forwarding on a 25.5-day journey that will orbit the moon and return to Earth on December 11. This Monday, the rocket will make its closest approach to the lunar surface. On its cosmic journey, Orion is expected to break the distance record for a human-class spacecraft set by Apollo 13.

Follow The upcoming milestones of Orion’s CNN’s new interactive lunar voyage.

Many people tend to underestimate running water, assuming it will always be there when the faucet is turned on.

But this limited resource is a little more valuable than it seems. Water scarcity is already a problem for billions of people and is getting worse amid the climate crisis.

Taking certain precautions to protect water use with you kitchen faucet, toilet, washing machine and outside your home can have a positive effect.

Find more ideas on how to minimize your role in the climate crisis. CNN’s Life, But Greener limited newsletter series.

Wild chimpanzee Fiona (right) shows a leaf to her mother Sutherland (left) in Kibale National Park, Uganda.

In Kibale National Park in Uganda, a wild chimpanzee named Fiona showed her mother Sutherland a leaf so they could share the experience together, and the scientists recorded the interaction on camera.

Fiona was “grooming the leaves” or pre-touching and manipulating the leaf; this was a common behavior that remained a mystery to researchers. Then Fiona showed the leaf to her mother.

“It just seems like it’s showing for show. ‘Look, look, that’s great, isn’t it?’ “And it’s something that we think is very humanoid and quite unique to our species,” said Katie Slocombe, professor of psychology at York University in the United Kingdom.

Captive chimpanzees have been observed to point to things they want from their human caregivers. but to see social behavior suggesting simply “show and tell” in wild chimpanzees can give more information about how they communicate.

Imagine you are an ant walking on the forest floor as spores rain down from above.

The seemingly harmless spore rain is actually a parasitic fungus that takes control of the ant’s body and brain, essentially turning it into a zombie.

The infected ant climbs a tree, clamps down on a swaying leaf, and dies as the fungus consumes it. Then, like a scene from the movie “Alien,” the parasite pops out of its host’s body and releases its spores, demanding more unwitting ant prey.

But scientists have discovered a new plot in this horror story this can help save the ants from this zombie-like fate.

A newborn star is at the center of a new hourglass-like James Webb Space Telescope image.

An awe-inspiring new image from the James Webb Space Telescope shows gas and dust emitted by a chaotic newborn star. Material rapidly moving away from the star is shaped into a cosmic hourglass.

Meanwhile, Webb used his infrared vision to effectively look back in time and See some of the most distant galaxies ever observed with a telescope.

The unusually bright galaxies have turned astronomers’ expectations upside down and could change the way they understand the early days of the universe.

Need some trivia to share with friends and family on Thanksgiving? Keep these stories under your hat:

– A Meteorite that fell in a family’s garden in England It could explain where Earth’s water comes from.

— A 600-year-old British coin was found off the coast of Newfoundland, and historians are trying to trace the rare artifact’s journey to reach Canada..

— The earliest known evidence of cooking, dating back 780,000 years, shows our ancient human ancestors. Feasted on an extinct species of fish that reached 6.5 feet in length.

Speaking of banquets, the Wonder Theory team is taking some time off for Thanksgiving. We will not have a new issue for you on Saturday, November 26th. But you can bet we’ll be back on December 3 to share all the wonders of space and science again. Until that time!

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