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Both Volkswagen and Tesla are preparing cheaper EVs

Both Volkswagen and Tesla are preparing cheaper EVs

A new report is going around that claims new, more affordable electric vehicles will be coming to market. According to the report, both Tesla and Volkswagen have given new EV programs the green light to create cars selling for between $25,000 and $30,000. That is a price point that will undoubtedly make transitioning to electric vehicles more affordable for people worldwide.

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NASA offers a $25,000 prize to help design unloading systems for the moon

NASA offers a $25,000 prize to help design unloading systems for the moon

There are many challenges in front of the NASA Artemis mission that will put humans on the moon again for the first time in decades. While lots of aspects of the Artemis mission are still undecided, NASA is hard at work gathering data and companies to help it tackle obstacles to make the missions happen. The space agency recently offered a prize purse worth $25,000 to help design systems for astronauts to use for unloading cargo on the lunar surface.

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Chinese Chang’e 5 spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon

Chinese Chang’e 5 spacecraft has entered orbit around the moon

Less than a week ago, we mentioned China had launched its Chang'e 5 mission to the moon. The goal of the mission is to gather lunar samples and return them to Earth for study. China has announced that the spacecraft has now entered orbit around the moon.

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Earth is 2000 light-years closer to the Milky Way’s blackhole

Earth is 2000 light-years closer to the Milky Way’s blackhole

Scientists at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan recently created a new map of the Milky Way galaxy. The map of the galaxy found that the Earth is 2000 light-years closer to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy than previously believed. Researchers also found that the Earth is orbiting the black hole faster than previous estimates.

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Hyundai and Kia fined $210 million over vehicle recalls due to engine trouble

Hyundai and Kia fined $210 million over vehicle recalls due to engine trouble

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced consent orders this week with Hyundai and Kia related to recalls of vehicles equipped with the Theta II engines. The automakers were hit with combined penalties amounting to $210 million. The NHTSA found that Hyundai and Kia conducted untimely recalls of over 1.6 million vehicles that used the Theta II engines.

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Check out the beaver moon early Monday morning

Check out the beaver moon early Monday morning

Tonight and early Monday morning will provide something for skywatchers to get up early for. November's full moon has a strange name; it's known as the beaver moon. That's certainly an odd name for a full moon. The name comes from the fact that beavers are typically busy little guys building dams for the winter when it rises into the sky.

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The NHTSA is opening an investigation into the Tesla Model S and Model X

The NHTSA is opening an investigation into the Tesla Model S and Model X

The NHTSA announced this week that it was opening a preliminary investigation into potential safety concerns raised by owners of Tesla Model S and Model X cars. The agency has received 53 complaints alleging failures of the left or right front suspension fore links. Of those 43 complaints, 11 incidents occurred while driving.

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Hayabusa2 is getting close to home with its samples

Hayabusa2 is getting close to home with its samples

It's been a long time since we talked about the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa2. a year ago, Hayabusa2 landed on the asteroid Ryugu about 180 million miles away from Earth. The spacecraft is now very close to returning home with samples for further analysis.

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SpaceX Starlink beta test will continue into next year

SpaceX Starlink beta test will continue into next year

SpaceX recently announced that it would continue beta testing its Starlink broadband Internet service into 2021. The announcement highlights a delay as the service was previously planned to roll out in 2020. It's unclear exactly when, in 2021, the service will exit beta. As close as we have to a date at this point comes from a SpaceX engineer named Kate Tice, who said that the company plans to expand its beta testing early next year.

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A lunar eclipse will happen late Sunday night

A lunar eclipse will happen late Sunday night

Skywatchers have something to look forward to late Sunday night into early Monday morning. A penumbral lunar eclipse will happen, but it may be difficult to see in some parts of the country. The eclipse will occur late November 29 into the early morning hours of November 30. NASA says that the face of the moon will gradually darken over more than four hours.

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Ford Bronco Sport EPA fuel economy figures published

Ford Bronco Sport EPA fuel economy figures published

One of the most anticipated vehicles that Ford has produced in a long time is the new 2021 Bronco and Bronco Sport. One of the key facts that many will use to decide whether or not to buy the Bronco Sport is its fuel economy ratings, and the EPA has published those. The 2021 Bronco Sport achieves a fuel economy of 25 MPG in the city, 28 MPG on the highway, and 26 MPG combined.

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ISS astronauts celebrated Thanksgiving aboard the space station

ISS astronauts celebrated Thanksgiving aboard the space station

Thanksgiving 2020 was as much of a mess for most people as the majority of the year has been. Many were unable to visit family due to social distancing. Astronauts aboard the ISS were about as socially distanced from their families as you can get, but they still celebrated Thanksgiving. NASA astronaut Kate Rubins talked about what the astronauts did aboard the ISS as it orbited the Earth at 17,500 miles an hour.

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