The most powerful camera in deep space just sent 1,000 more pics back to Earth

It has now been nearly a decade since the HiRISE camera arrived in orbit around Mars and began taking high-resolution images of the Red Planet. Tucked aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, HiRISE has a telescope aperture of 0.5 meter, making it the most powerful camera ever sent into deep space, with a maximum resolution of about 0.3 meter/pixel. This has allowed NASA to […]

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The So-Called Alien Megastructure Just Got Even More Mysterious

By Gizmodo – Last fall, a little-known star called KIC 8462852 became our planetary obsession when astronomers said that its erratic flickering could be the result of an alien megastructure. Further observation of Tabby’s Star yielded no signs of aliens, but the sudden dips in luminosity continue to defy explanation. Now, things just got a bit weirder. In an unpublished […]

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s fully autonomous cars will ‘blow people’s minds’

By Cadie Thompson, Tech Insider Tesla’s fully autonomous cars will be here before you know it. During an earnings conference call on Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk was asked about Tesla’s timeline for fully autonomous vehicles. Musk declined to comment on any product announcements, but did say that Tesla’s self-driving cars will be here soon and they won’t disappoint. “Autonomy is going […]

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