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Mission success – NASA deflects asteroid

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NASA says its recent attempt to deflect the path of an asteroid was successful. Scientists have now confirmed the orbit of a space rock known as Dimorphos was altered when the Dart probe struck it head on

Researchers came to the conclusion after making measurements using a range of space and Earth-based telescopes. The mission was conceived to test a potential strategy to defend the Earth against threatening objects.

The U.S. space agency launched the Double Asteroid Redirection Test, or DART, mission on June 26. It used a technique called kinetic impactor – slamming into the asteroid at high speed so as to nudge it off course. DART is designed to hit Dimorphos at about 6 km/s, which is about 10 times faster than a bullet fired from a gun.

NASA says: “Although no known object poses an imminent threat to our planet, by being better prepared for future impacts we can make our societies more resilient.”

NASA cautioned that DART would not save Earth from an impending collision because it was not large enough to do so – but said the experiment would help scientists understand how best to use kinetic impactors in future.

The U.S. space agency’s recent attempt to deflect an asteroid was successful according to scientists. The Doubles Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) hit the asteroid, Dimorphos, head on last month and altered its orbit.

This information has been gathered by researchers after making measurements using a range of space and Earth-based telescopes.

The mission was originally conceived to test a potential strategy to defend Earth against threatening objects such as asteroids. Although no known object poses an imminent threat to our planet, this experiment will help scientist understand how best to use kinetic impactors in future should the need arise.

Ahron Young is an award winning journalist who has covered major news events around the world. Ahron is the Managing Editor and Founder of TICKER NEWS.

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U.S. Judge dismisses Dfinity-Meta trademark case

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Meta has resolved a trademark lawsuit with Dfinity Foundation

 
Dfinity sued Meta over the infinity symbol logo that Meta adopted after changing its name from Facebook.

Dfinity alleged that the logo would cause confusion with Dfinity’s infinity-symbol trademarks.

The two parties have asked the San Francisco federal court to dismiss the case with prejudice.

Meta is still facing trademark lawsuits from Meta X and Metacapital over its name change. #Dfinity #Meta

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Microsoft to revamp Edge browser and Bing search engine

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Microsoft is using A.I. to revamp its Bing search engine and Edge web browser.

 
The move is one of the company’s biggest efforts to lead the way in tech and change how people gather information.

With the help of OpenAI and ChatGPT, Microsoft is aiming to streamline content creation and automate tasks.

A chatbot will assist users in refining queries, providing up-to-date results and making shopping easier.

The search engine is currently in limited preview on desktop computers and will soon be available for mobile devices.

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Elon Musk’s Tesla was blasted into space five years ago

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Musk’s Tesla is currently floating through the galaxy

Exactly five years ago,Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster was launched into space to travel on an endless joy ride through the cosmic wilderness.

And how’s this for a journey.

On its anniversary, estimates suggest the vehicle has completed three and one quarter loops around the sun and is sitting 326 kilometres from Earth.

It’s also logged up more than 4 billion kilometres, mostly travelling through a barren vacuum.

In space terms, it did get close to Mars at one point – passing within 8 million ks of the planet – or about 20 times the distance between the Earth and the moon.

Although, it’s difficult to say where the vehicle is exactly with or whether it’s still even in one piece.

It is possible the roadster may have been hit by a meteoroid or eroded by radiation. #trending #fetured

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