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NASA spots new Moon crater, likely caused by crashed Russian probe

NASA has spotted a small new crater on the Moon that was likely caused by a Russian probe crash landing on the surface around two weeks ago. The finding was made by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) by comparing before and after images of the estimated impact point, provided by Russian space agency Roscosmos. The Luna-25 probe crashed on August ...

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Russia launches first Moon mission in nearly 50yrs

Russia launched its first probe to the Moon in almost 50 years on Friday, a mission designed to give fresh impetus to its space sector, which has been struggling for years and become isolated by the conflict in Ukraine. The launch of the Luna-25 probe is Moscow’s first lunar mission since 1976, when the USSR was a pioneer in the ...

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India launches rocket to land spacecraft on moon

India’s space agency has launched a rocket that will attempt to land a spacecraft at the lunar south pole, an unprecedented feat that would advance India’s position as a major space power. Television footage on Friday showed the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) LVM3 launch rocket blast off from the country’s main spaceport at Sriharikota in the southern state of ...

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UFOs: Five revelations from Nasa’s public meeting

American authorities have examined around 800 mysterious reports of unidentified flying objects collected over decades – but only a small fraction are truly unexplained, a panel of researchers says. Nasa set up the panel last year to explain its work on what it calls unidentified anomalous phenomena (UAP). UAP are defined as sightings “that cannot be identified as aircraft or ...

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Musk picks ad exec Linda Yaccarino as Twitter CEO

Elon Musk has chosen top ad executive Linda Yaccarino to take the day-to-day reins of Twitter as he fights to reverse the tide at the struggling platform he bought for $44 billion last year. Yaccarino is a highly respected advertising executive who stepped down from NBCUniversal “effective immediately” on Friday as rumors swirled that she would replace the mercurial tycoon ...

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India conducts successful trial of BMD interceptor missile

India has successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of a sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the coast of Odisha. The missile test was conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Navy on Friday. “The purpose of the trial was to engage and neutralise a hostile ballistic missile threat thereby elevating India into the elite club ...

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Google doodle celebrates Bangladesh’s Independence Day

The world’s most popular search engine giant Google has created a doodle marking the 53rd Independence Day of Bangladesh. Google marks many special occasions with customised doodles, has been changing its logo on the homepage to reflect the occasion since 1998. The doodle, featuring the Bangladeshi flag, has been seen above the search box on the homepage of Google since ...

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First 3D-printed rocket lifts off but fails to reach orbit

The world’s first 3D-printed rocket launched successfully on Wednesday, marking a step forward for the California company behind the innovative spacecraft, though it failed to reach orbit. Billed as less costly to produce and fly, the unmanned Terran 1 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 11:25 pm (0325 GMT Thursday) but suffered an “anomaly” during second-stage separation as it ...

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Facebook parent Meta plans new layoffs: Report

Meta Platforms, the parent company of Facebook is planning additional job cuts over several rounds in the next few months, according to media reports, reported The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The additional layoffs will be announced in multiple rounds over the coming months that in total would be roughly the same magnitude as the 13 per cent cut to its ...

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Bangladeshi scientist Chaity among NASA awardees

NASA has recognised the contributions of the Landsat 9 calibration/validation team with the Robert H Goddard Award – Science. The combined Landsat Cal/Val Team is led by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center and also includes South Dakota State University, Rochester (New York) Institute of Technology, the University of Arizona, and ...

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