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NASA launches ‘suicide’ spacecraft to deflect asteroid off course | Space News

NASA has launched a mission to deliberately crush a spaceship onto an asteroid – a test if humanity ever stops a giant space rock from wiping out life on Earth. It might sound like science fiction, but the DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test – is a true proof of …

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What you need to know about NASA’s DART mission to deflect an asteroid

3. There is no risk for the Earth Artist’s impression of the DART spacecraft with its solar panels deployed.Picture: Nasa When DART arrives at Didymos in 11 months, the spacecraft will be 6.8 million miles (11 million km) from Earth, according to at NASA. Didymos, which means “twin” in Greek, …

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Nuclear reactor on the moon? NASA seeks ideas to fuel future lunar missions

If anyone has a good idea on how to put a fission nuclear power plant on the moon, the US government wants to hear about it. NASA and the country’s largest federal nuclear research laboratory on Friday launched a tender for a fission surface energy system. NASA is working with …

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DARPA, NASA Target Quantum Applications

// php echo do_shortcode (‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’)?> The U.S. military and NASA are embracing quantum computing technology for a range of communication and sensor applications as they seek to take advantage of reductions in size, weight and power as well as huge increases in bandwidth and …

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NASA Ingenuity Mars helicopter preparing to overfly “raised ridges” and land near the edge of “South Séítah”

Animation showing NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars. Credit: NASA With Flight 15, Ingenuity began the return trip to “Wright Brothers Field” at “Octavia E. Butler Landing”, the site where Perseverance landed with Ingenuity in February. This flight was performed with the rotor speed recently increased to 2,700 rpm. After …

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NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory observes star formation near the galactic center

SOFIA flies over the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountains with its telescope door open during a test flight. SOFIA is a modified Boeing 747SP. Credit: NASA / Jim Ross Examining the ionized carbon emissions of Sagittarius B provides essential information about star formation in our own galaxy and beyond. Sagittarius, or …

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NASA says “earthgrazer” meteor flew over Georgia, Alabama

An intimidatingly named space object – “Earthgrazer” – flew over Georgia and Alabama this week, giving witnesses a glimpse of something rare, according to NASA. The “Earthgrazers” are fireball meteors with such a shallow trajectory that they travel long distances through the upper atmosphere, according to NASA. “Very rarely they …

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NASA pushes back human lunar mission schedule to 2025

Workers pressure wash the NASA logo on the vehicle assembly building before SpaceX sends two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station aboard its Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, May 19, 2020. REUTERS / Joe Skipper Nov. 9 (Reuters) – NASA extends …

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