NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA asteroid mission on hold due to late software delivery

NASA put an asteroid mission on hold Friday, blaming the late delivery of its own navigation software. The Psyche mission to a strange metal asteroid of the same name was supposed to launch this September or October. But the agency’s Jet Propulsion Lab was several months late delivering its software for navigation, guidance and control … Read more

Jupiter bulked up by cannibalizing baby planets, scientists find – National

Jupiter bulked up by cannibalizing baby planets, scientists find – National

The latest news out of our solar system invokes memories of a game of Hungry Hippos. A new paper published this month in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics says that the planet Jupiter might have gotten so big in part by, in a sense, gobbling up smaller nearby planets. NASA’s Juno probe was able to … Read more

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Your Amazon Alexa may soon be able to replicate real, human voices — even those of your deceased loved ones. The company announced the new feature at it annual Re:Mars conference, which is focuses on innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). The update to Alexa’s system would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of … Read more

This month in orbit: May’s space science

This month in orbit: May’s space science

Science & Exploration 06/24/2022 95 views 4 likes Vital research into health, climate, materials and more continues with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and colleagues aboard the Space Station this month. Get up to date with what was on their schedule with May’s space science summary. On 6 May 2022, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer made his … Read more

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives

Amazon’s Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members – even if they’re dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, is in development and would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of a specific person based on a less than a minute of provided recording. Rohit Prasad, senior … Read more

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic voice of dead relatives

Amazon’s Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members – even if they’re dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, is in development and would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of a specific person based on a less than a minute of provided recording. Rohit Prasad, senior … Read more

NASA wraps up moon rocket test; to set launch date after fix

NASA wraps up moon rocket test;  to set launch date after fix

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA said Thursday it has finished testing its huge moon rocket and will move it back to the launch pad in late August. A date for the first flight will be set after a leak that popped up during a dress rehearsal is fixed, the space agency said. Earlier this … Read more

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

NASA fuels moon rocket for 1st time in countdown rehearsal

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA fueled its huge moon rocket for the first time Monday and went ahead with a critical countdown test despite a fuel line leak. This was NASA’s fourth crack at the all-important dress rehearsal, the last major milestone before the moon rocket’s long-awaited launch debut. The previous attempts in April … Read more

Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole of past 9 bn years

Astronomers find fastest-growing black hole of past 9 bn years

An international team of astronomers has discovered the fastest-growing black hole of the last nine billion years. The black holes consumes the equivalent of one Earth every second and shines 7,000 times brighter than all the light from our own galaxy, making it visible to well-equipped backyard astronomers, said the team from the Australian National … Read more

Ancient DNA solves mystery of the Black Death’s origin after nearly 700 years – National

Ancient DNA solves mystery of the Black Death’s origin after nearly 700 years – National

Researchers believe they may have found ground zero for the deadliest plague in human history, the Black Death — pulling the veil off a mystery that has been shrouded for nearly 700 years. A paper published in Nature on Wednesday details how a team of archaeologists and geneticists sequenced the genome of plague bacteria found … Read more