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January 24, 2022 36 min
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NASA Solar Sail Spacecraft to Chase Tiny Asteroid After Artemis I Launch | SciTechDaily (01:25)

  • Launching with the Artemis I uncrewed test flight, NASA’s shoebox-size Near-Earth Asteroid Scout will chase down what will become the smallest asteroid ever to be visited by a spacecraft.
  • The asteroid being targeted is, 2020 GE
  • near-Earth asteroid (NEA) that is less than 60 feet (18 meters) in size
  • Asteroids smaller than 330 feet (10...
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    'Ocean battery' targets renewable energy dilemma | TechXplore (00:57)

  • A wind turbine sitting idle on a calm day or spinning swiftly when power demand is already met poses a problem for renewables, and is one researchers think can be tackled under the sea.
  • The company, Dutch startup Ocean Grazer, has come up with the concept of a “ocean battery”
  • relies on massive flexible bladders on the seabed, which are filled up wit...
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    MIT Engineers Test An Idea For A New Hovering Rover | Brighter Side News (01:28)

  • Due to the lack of atmosphere, the moon and other airless bodies such as asteroids can build up an electric field.
  • Because of direct exposure to the sun and surrounding plasma.
  • Moon’s electric charge is strong enough to levitate dust more than 1 meter above the ground.
  • Engineers at NASA and elsewhere have recently proposed harnessing this natural surfac...
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    Launch Day From Nasa.gov:

  • NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope launched at 7:20 a.m. EST Saturday (Dec. 25th) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, South America.
  • A joint effort with ESA (European Space Agency) and the Canadian Space Agency, 
  • The Webb observatory is NASA’s revolutionary flagship mission to seek the light from the first galaxies in the early universe and to explore our own solar system, as wel...
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