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NASA will launch a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off course

Since bringing an Asteroid's momentum to a complete stop is unfeasible with our current level of technology, and we've yet to construct a sci-fi energy shield around the entire planet, deflection is the next best option in humanity's arsenal. And def.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotNov 24th, 2021

NASA gives the James Webb Telescope a clean bill of health following prep incident

NASA on Monday said a “sudden, unexpected release of a clamp band” used to secure the telescope to a launch vehicle adapter caused a vibration that permeated the entire observatory. The space agency assembled a review board to fully investigate t.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 27th, 2021

Parker Solar Probe completes a record-setting swing by the sun

Blazing along at space-record speeds that would get it from Earth to the Moon in under an hour, NASA's Parker Solar Probe completed its 10th close approach to the sun on Nov. 21, coming within 5.3 million miles (8.5 million kilometers) of the solar s.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Apple"s mixed reality headset could have Mac-level performance

Apple's augmented reality headset is widely expected to break cover sometime in 2022, although industry watchers aren't on the same page when it comes to the launch window and the price tag, which could be in the same ballpark as devices like the Mag.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

NASA gives the James Webb Telescope a clean bill of health following launch prep incident

If you recall, NASA on Monday said a “sudden, unexpected release of a clamp band” used to secure the telescope to a launch vehicle adapter caused a vibration that permeated the entire observatory. The space agency assembled a review board to full.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Inspecting an ultraluminous X-ray source in the galaxy NGC 55

Using data from NASA's Swift and NuSTAR spacecraft, as well as from ESA's XMM-Newton satellite, Indian astronomers have investigated spectral and temporal properties of an ultraluminous X-ray source (ULX) in the spiral galaxy NGC 55. The study, publi.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Testing confirms Webb Telescope on track for targeted Dec. 22 launch

Engineering teams have completed additional testing confirming NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is ready for flight, and launch preparations are resuming toward Webb's target launch date of Wednesday, Dec. 22, at 7:20 a.m. EST......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Could we really deflect an asteroid heading for Earth? An expert explains NASA"s latest DART mission

A NASA spacecraft the size of a golf cart has been directed to smash into an asteroid, with the intention of knocking it slightly off course. The test aims to demonstrate our technological readiness in case an actual asteroid threat is detected in th.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

NASA astronauts enjoy Thanksgiving holiday at 17,500 mph

The four American astronauts aboard the International Space Station have been talking about what it's like to spend Thanksgiving in orbit......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 26th, 2021

Scientists use seismic noise to image first hundred meters of Mars

Mars' winds create enough noise to see what's underneath the InSight lander. Enlarge / InSight places a wind shield over its seismometer. (credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech) NASA's InSight lander installed a seismograph on Mars, and th.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

DICE"s head of design leaves studio in wake of Battlefield 2042"s launch

VGC reports that Mesmar announced his departure to staff in an email revealing he had been planning to leave DICE for another company following the release of Battlefront 2042......»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Dev Explains What Happened To Planned Multiplayer Support

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered multiplayer was planned for post-launch support, but Saber Interactive has now revealed why it didn't happen. The post Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered Dev Explains What Happened To Planned Multiplayer S.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

Battlefield Head Of Design, Fawzi Mesmar, Leaves DICE Following Battlefield 2042 Launch

The head of design for the Battlefield franchise is leaving DICE on Nov. 26, an email sent to staff at the company has revealed. The post Battlefield Head Of Design, Fawzi Mesmar, Leaves DICE Following Battlefield 2042 Launch appeared first on PlaySt.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

SiFu May Add Difficulty Options Post-Launch, Game Can Be Beaten Without Dying Or Ageing

SiFu developer SloClap has revealed that difficulty options may be added post-launch. The post SiFu May Add Difficulty Options Post-Launch, Game Can Be Beaten Without Dying Or Ageing appeared first on PlayStation Universe. Speaking during an in.....»»

Category: gameSource:  psuRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

How NASA’s amazing Super Guppy is helping the Artemis moon missions

NASA is using its extraordinary Super Guppy aircraft to transport parts of the Orion spacecraft that will be heading to the moon in the next few years......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 25th, 2021

NASA will launch a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off course

Since bringing an Asteroid's momentum to a complete stop is unfeasible with our current level of technology, and we've yet to construct a sci-fi energy shield around the entire planet, deflection is the next best option in humanity's arsenal. And def.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

Russian modder upgrades an RTX 2060 graphics cards to 12GB of GDDR6

Over the last few months, we've heard several rumors that Nvidia could soon launch updated RTX 3000 series graphics cards and resurrect the RTX 2060 to try and alleviate supply issues. Last week, a few regulatory filings confirmed that Nvidia is inde.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

Watch NASA Crash a Spacecraft Into An Asteroid

If all goes as planned, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) will launch early Wednesday morning "to test whether slamming a spacecraft into an asteroid can nudge it into a different trajectory," reports The N.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

NASA’s DART spacecraft is on its way to crash into an asteroid

NASA has launched a spacecraft on a mission to test technology that could one day alter the course of a dangerously large asteroid heading toward Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

SpaceX launches NASA’s mission to collide with an asteroid [Update]

"I believe we have a planetary defense program that is worth talking about now." Enlarge / A Falcon 9 rocket launches the DART mission for NASA on Nov. 24, 2021. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann) 1:35 am ET Wednesday update: With near.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021

NASA will launch a spacecraft into an asteroid to knock it off course tonight

Since bringing an Asteroid's momentum to a complete stop is unfeasible with our current level of technology, and we've yet to construct a sci-fi energy shield around the entire planet, deflection is the next best option in humanity's arsenal. And def.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsNov 24th, 2021