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NASA crashes spacecraft into asteroid, passing planetary defense test

NASA crashes spacecraft into asteroid, passing planetary defense test

LAUREL, Md. – NASA managed to crash a small spacecraft directly into an asteroid on Monday, a 14,000 mile per hour collision designed to test whether such technology could ever be deployed to protect Earth from a potentially catastrophic impact. The violent end of the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft has thrilled scientists and …

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NASA's DART spacecraft hits target asteroid in first planetary defense test

NASA’s DART spacecraft hits target asteroid in first planetary defense test

September 26 (Reuters) – NASA’s DART spacecraft successfully slammed into a distant asteroid at hypersonic speed on Monday in the world’s first test of a planetary defense system, designed to prevent a possible apocalyptic meteorite collision with the Earth. Humanity’s first attempt to alter the motion of an asteroid or any celestial body took place …

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Putin's nuclear threats are a bluff designed to get the West to drop support for Ukraine, Latvian defense minister says

Putin’s nuclear threats are a bluff designed to get the West to drop support for Ukraine, Latvian defense minister says

Putin threatened that Russia would use nuclear weapons. The world is wondering how seriously its threat should be taken. Latvia’s defense minister, Russia’s neighbor, said it was a bluff to dissuade the West from backing Ukraine. Loading Something is loading. Russia is bluffing with its new threats to use nuclear weapons and claims it will …

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Move over, Bruce Willis: NASA pushes an asteroid to test planetary defense

Move over, Bruce Willis: NASA pushes an asteroid to test planetary defense

This illustration shows the DART spacecraft approaching the two asteroids, Didymos and Dimorphos, with a small observation spacecraft nearby. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben hide caption toggle caption Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben This illustration shows the DART spacecraft approaching the two asteroids, Didymos and Dimorphos, with a small observation spacecraft nearby. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins …

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NASA is preparing to deflect the asteroid, in a key test of planetary defense

NASA is preparing to deflect the asteroid, in a key test of planetary defense

A man sits at his workstation within the Mission Operations Center for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, which is rapidly approaching its target. I bet the dinosaurs would have liked to think of that. On Monday, NASA will attempt a feat humanity has never accomplished before: deliberately ramming a spacecraft into an asteroid …

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NASA is preparing to deflect the asteroid, in a key test of planetary defense

NASA is preparing to deflect the asteroid, in a key test of planetary defense

A man sits at his workstation within the Mission Operations Center for the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft, which is rapidly approaching its target. I bet the dinosaurs would have liked to think of that. On Monday, NASA will attempt a feat humanity has never accomplished before: deliberately ramming a spacecraft into an asteroid …

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BYU football: Cougars say there's 'a lot to fix' after Oregon trampled on their disputed defense last week

BYU football: Cougars say there’s ‘a lot to fix’ after Oregon trampled on their disputed defense last week

Theories abounded in Provo on Monday and Tuesday as to why BYU’s defense, which was so solid against South Florida and Baylor, looked completely lost at Autzen Stadium last Saturday in the embarrassing 41-20 loss to the Oregon Ducks. A bunch of “heart-to-heart conversations” also took place, according to second defensive lineman John Nelson, who …

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Ranking the 49ers offense and defense in Week 2 win over the Seahawks

Ranking the 49ers offense and defense in Week 2 win over the Seahawks

Sure, it’s the start of the season, but the 49ers on Sunday avoided falling two games behind in the NFC West standings. Jimmy Garoppolo, who the 49ers brought in as an insurance policy for Trey Lance, left the sideline early when the team’s young quarterback fractured his right ankle. Lance is due for end-of-season surgery. …

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Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine;  courts India, China

Putin vows to press attack on Ukraine; courts India, China

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged on Friday to continue his attack on Ukraine despite the latest Ukrainian counteroffensive and warned that Moscow could step up its strikes against vital infrastructure in the country if Ukrainian forces target facilities in Russia. Speaking to reporters on Friday after attending a Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan, Putin …

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Movie review: Chiefs defense flashed with speed, cohesion Sunday in Arizona

Movie review: Chiefs defense flashed with speed, cohesion Sunday in Arizona

If you watched the Kansas City Chiefs play the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, you’ve probably seen what you consider a great overall defensive performance at face value – but there were only 3.0 sacks. and no reversal was created. Yet at one point, very late in the competition, the Chiefs were leading 37-7. A few …

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