SpaceX Successfully Launches Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has now over 3120 Starlink Satellites in orbit. They launched 52 Starlink satellites to low-Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The first stage booster supporting this mission previously launched NROL-87, NROL-85, SARah-1, and one Starlink mission. Following stage separation, the first stage will land on …

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Crew-5 Mission

This was SpaceX Falcon 9’s launch of Dragon’s fifth operational human spaceflight mission (Crew-5) to the International Space Station from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch was successful. Meet Crew-5 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 5, 2022

Journal Science on COVID Waves This Winter

COVID strains that look poised to drive the latest comeback are all subvariants of Omicron, which swept the globe over the past year. BA.2.75.2, seems to be spreading quickly in India, Singapore, and parts of Europe. Other new immune-evading strains have evolved from BA.5, including BQ.1.1, which has been spotted in multiple countries around the …

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Google and Tesla Will Compete With 10-100 Exaflop AI Clouds

In early 2022, Google revealed it is operating a full cluster of eight of these AI supercomputing pods in its Oklahoma data center. There is combined 9 exaflops of peak aggregate performance. Google believes this makes this “the world’s largest publicly available ML hub in terms of cumulative computing power, while operating at 90% carbon-free …

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Water Beneath the South Polar Ice Cap of Mars

The Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding instrument has detected liquid water beneath the Mars South Polar Ice Cap. This data supports the presence of basal water beneath Ultimi Scopuli and suggest. If we bring surface topography instruments to Mars we could get radar confirmation other potential subglacial water bodies and confirm this …

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