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NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA Releases Ridiculously Sharp Webb Space Telescope Images

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming scientific operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that put Webb’s progress on dazzling display. “I’m delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with performance even better than …

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Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Went Silent, Leaving Anxious NASA Team in the Dark

Late last week, NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter managed to reestablish its connection with the Perseverance rover following a brief communications disruption. The space agency says the looming winter is likely responsible and is making adjustments as a result. On Thursday, Ingenuity—mercifully—sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled communications session. It marked …

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Inaugural Launch of NASA's SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

Inaugural Launch of NASA’s SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

NASA’s SLS rocket as seen through the windows of Firing Room One in the Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA will attempt another countdown rehearsal of the Space Launch System in early June, but the space agency warned that multiple tests of its finicky rocket might …

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Inaugural Launch of NASA's SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

Inaugural Launch of NASA’s SLS Rocket Delayed to at Least August 2022

NASA’s SLS rocket as seen through the windows of Firing Room One in the Rocco A. Petrone Launch Control Center at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photo: NASA/Joel Kowsky NASA will attempt another countdown rehearsal of the Space Launch System in early June, but the space agency warned that multiple tests of its finicky rocket might …

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GoldenEye 007 Gets Four Screen Multiplayer Using $10,000 of Gear

GoldenEye 007 Gets Four Screen Multiplayer Using $10,000 of Gear

As immensely satisfying as battling your friends in a Goldeneye 007 deathmatch on the N64 was, all four players shared the same screen, which made sneaking around a level impossible. Twenty-five years after the game’s release, it turns out there is a way to give every GoldenEye player their own private screen—if you’ve got $10,000 …

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Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

Huge Groundwater System Discovered Under Antarctica

The research team collected data in blistering cold of Antarctica for weeks to map the continent’s subsurface.Photo: Kerry Key Antarctica, far from just a sprawling mass of ice, is a geologically complex continent made of expansive glaciers, jagged bedrock, and, as new research finds, large amounts of groundwater. HAS study published today in the journal …

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Dizzying Video Shows What It’s Like to Get Shot Out of a Centrifuge at 1,000 MPH

Dizzying Video Shows What It’s Like to Get Shot Out of a Centrifuge at 1,000 MPH

A view of the test launch vehicle as it’s shot out from the suborbital mass accelerator.Image: SpinLaunch California startup SpinLaunch recently performed the eighth demonstration of its suborbital mass accelerator, but unlike in previous tests, this flight vehicle was equipped with an onboard camera, providing an unprecedented view of the high-altitude launch. This latest test …

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Russian Motor Spontaneously Explodes in Orbit, Creating Debris Cloud

Russian Motor Spontaneously Explodes in Orbit, Creating Debris Cloud

Space agencies are trying to figure out ways to mitigate the effects of space debris.Photo: Arne Dedert (PA) An old Russian motor that’s been aimlessly floating through space for more than a decade has finally met its demise in a sudden explosion, producing at least 16 shards of orbital debris that now threaten satellites and …

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Amazon to Reimburse Employees for Abortion-Related Travel Costs

Amazon to Reimburse Employees for Abortion-Related Travel Costs

Pro-choice people rally outside of the US Supreme Court late on May 2, 2022 in Washington, DCPhoto: Kevin Dietsch (Getty Images) Amazon will reimburse employees in the US who are forced to travel over 100 miles to obtain an abortion and other medical treatments, according to a new report from Reuters. The reimbursement announcement came …

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Sony Stops Subscription Stacking

Sony Stops Subscription Stacking

Image: Sony Sony will no longer let users stack subscription memberships to PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now, a policy shift blatantly preventing PS5 users from scoring long-term discounts on the revamped PlayStation Plus service. The new PS Plus, now broken into three tiers—Essential, Extra, and Plus—essentially combines PlayStation Now and the soon-to-be-former PlayStation Plus. As …

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