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NASA is testing a new robotic arm that really knows how to chill out

Future planetary missions could explore in extremely cold temperatures that stymie existing spacecraft, thanks to a project under development at JPL......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 6th, 2022

"Blue marble": How a half-century of climate change has altered the face of the Earth

In December 1972, NASA's final Apollo mission (Apollo 17) took the iconic "Blue Marble" photo of the whole Earth. Many, including science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, had expected that the sight of Earth from afar would instill the belief that ma.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 34 min. ago

Lessons from shuttle Columbia disaster could stave off next tragedy

"Never again" is the phrase echoed among NASA leaders recalling the last major tragedy in the space program that occurred 20 years ago this week, when Space Shuttle Columbia broke apart over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, never making its way back home to Fl.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News1 hr. 34 min. ago

Video: Are wildfires getting worse? A NASA scientist explains

Are wildfires getting worse? Unfortunately, yes. Changes in our climate, along with other factors, have led to wildfires increasing in intensity, severity, size and duration......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 2 min. ago

Webb captures spiral galaxy LEDA 2046648 among thousands of others

A crowded field of galaxies throngs this image from the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, along with bright stars crowned with Webb's signature six-pointed diffraction spikes......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News3 hr. 2 min. ago

Crew Dragon astronauts to receive rare space medal from the White House

Outside of space circles, the space medal is not a particularly well-known honor. Enlarge / NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken (foreground) work on Crew Dragon's touchscreen displays. (credit: NASA) Vice Preside.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 34 min. ago

SpaceX offers ride to Soyuz astronaut in case of ISS emergency

A damaged Soyuz capsule has forced NASA and its Russian counterpart to consider solutions in case the space station needs to be evacuated in an emergency......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 2 min. ago

NASA’s Mars rover has just completed a historic task

NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has finished what the space agency is calling “humanity’s first sample depot on another planet.”.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News12 hr. 34 min. ago

NASA"s Juno team assessing camera after 48th flyby of Jupiter

Engineering data is being evaluated to determine why the majority of images taken by the solar-powered orbiter's JunoCam were not acquired......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

What is ChatGPT Pro? Everything we know about its response to capacity issues

ChatGPT is testing a subscription model for those who need faster speeds, reliable access, priority to new features, and is currently in early access phase......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

NASA’s Lucy spacecraft to visit a bonus asteroid later this year

NASA's Lucy spacecraft was to make its first close approach to an asteroid in 2025, but a new plan will see a flyby of a bonus asteroid later this year......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

What is ChatGPT Pro? Everything we know about its answer to capacity issues

ChatGPT is testing a subscription model for those who need faster speeds, reliable access, priority to new features, and is currently in early access phase......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Alford: Dealers are risk-takers and entrepreneurs — not "robotic agents"

Outgoing NADA Chairman Mike Alford says dealers will never be 'robotic agents of far-off manufacturers.'.....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Hubble views bright variable star V 372 Orionis and a smaller companion star

The bright variable star V 372 Orionis takes center stage in this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, which has also captured a smaller companion star in the upper left of this image. Both stars lie in the Orion Nebula, a colossal region.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

Turns out DirectStorage isn’t killing frame rates in Forspoken after all

New performance testing shows that DirectStorage isn't actually killing your frame rate in Forspoken......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

Development of machine vision system capable of locating king flowers on apple trees

A machine vision system capable of locating and identifying apple king flowers within clusters of blossoms on trees in orchards was devised by Penn State researchers—a critical early step in the development of a robotic pollination system—in a fi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

Video: The Sample Transfer Arm: A helping hand for Mars

The mission to return Martian samples back to Earth will use a European 2.5 meter-long robotic arm to pick up tubes filled with precious soil from Mars and transfer them to a rocket for an historic interplanetary delivery......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

An asteroid just came incredibly close to Earth

An asteroid just hurtled past Earth in an event described by NASA as “one of the closest approaches by a near-Earth object ever recorded.”.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

NASA"s Webb Telescope receives top space foundation award

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope team has been selected to receive the 2023 John L. "Jack" Swigert, Jr., Award for Space Exploration, a top award from the Space Foundation. This annual award honors a space agency, company, or consortium of organizat.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

A hymn to the stars: What happens when science puts the universe into music?

A little over six months ago, NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) delivered its first photographs, dazzling the world as it revealed the cosmos in glorious technicolor. The first picture transmitted in July showed a galaxy cluster located in the.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

How cells could help Artemis astronauts exercise

In 2033, NASA and China plan to send the first crewed missions to Mars. These missions will launch every two years when Earth and Mars are at the closest points in their orbits (Mars Opposition). It will take these missions six to nine months to reac.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023