NASA’s DART spacecraft successfully crashes into asteroid in first planetary defense test

NASA’s strategy for the eventuality that a catastrophic asteroid threatens humanity was successful when a spacecraft slammed into an asteroid on Monday. The estimated 11 billion pound, 520-foot long asteroid Dimorphos was struck by the 1,260-pound Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft at a speed of 14,000 miles per hour, about 7 million miles from … Read more

A NASA Spacecraft Is About To Collide With an Asteroid in an Effort to Keep Earth Safe

One of the least intriguing objects in the solar system is without a doubt Dimorphos. This rock, or moonlet, is approximately 160 metres (525 feet) across and orbits the dwarf asteroid Didymos, which is only 780 metres in size (2,560 ft). The Didymos-Dimorphos system, which is situated 11 million kilometres (6.8 million miles) from Earth, … Read more

Tesla Megapack battery ignites at substation after less than 6 months

Yesterday morning, a Tesla Megapack battery at a California substation caught fire, leading to a shelter-in-place order and many road closures in Moss Landing, Monterey Bay. According to the Monterey County Weekly, a Tesla Megapack caught fire at the Elkhorn Battery Storage facility, an 182.5 MW Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) facility that Tesla co-manages … Read more

Hurricane Fiona Intensifies to Category 4 Storm and Is Blamed for at Least 6 Deaths

On Wednesday, Hurricane Fiona strengthened into a Category 4 hurricane as it moved northward over Puerto Rico, where it wreaked devastating flooding, and slammed the Dominican Republic and Turks & Caicos with torrential rain. As it got farther away from the Bahamas and Turks & Caicos, the storm—the first significant hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean … Read more

‘He’s done: how Donald Trump’s legal woes have just gotten a lot worse

Politicians and legal experts agree that Donald Trump’s legal difficulties have gotten out of hand and might derail his chances of winning the next election.Trump and three of his adult children were charged on Wednesday with engaging in a “staggering” fraud scheme in which they systematically overstated the worth of his properties in order to … Read more