Model Kate Upton took one for the team when she “braved the loss of gravity” for a Sports Illustrated bikini shoot. CBS’ Mark Knoller appears … grateful.

But did CNN pick up the story too late?

As a veteran newsman, Knoller weighed in with valuable expertise on the ongoing newsworthiness of Upton’s zero-gravity spread.

We’re sorta damned if we do, damned if we don’t here as far as posting images for context. But as Knoller said, it’s science.

Science for everyone!