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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Amazon has already canceled its Utopia original series

Amazon has already canceled its Utopia original series

If you've never heard of the series Utopia, you're not the only one. The Amazon Original series has largely gone unnoticed in entertainment circles, and that's perhaps why the company has decided to cancel the show after a single season. Though this science fiction show won't return, fans of the genre will get something special from Amazon next month.

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Fortnite Galactus event teasers: Battle Bus, jetpacks, and gamma cells

Fortnite Galactus event teasers: Battle Bus, jetpacks, and gamma cells

December 1 will bring the end of Fortnite's season four and its big Marvel superhero crossover. The event will be marked by the Nexus War, which players expect to be a huge event that may (if certain leaks are accurate) usher in yet another island. Epic has started dropping teasers for the event, indirectly revealing quite a few details.

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Upcoming phones geared to rattle the entry-level market

Upcoming phones geared to rattle the entry-level market

Smartphones have become an integral part of our life – no doubt they sell like hotcakes and virtually every other week a new phone is released in the market. While smartphones can be crazy pricey on one end of the spectrum, the options for entry-level buyers are also quite broad. The segment is important for all major manufacturers and the prospects of gaining the trust of buyers who want the bare basics from their device are quite high.

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Hulu has a crazy Black Friday 2020 deal for new subscribers

Hulu has a crazy Black Friday 2020 deal for new subscribers

Hulu, one of the cheapest streaming services on the market, has launched a new Black Friday deal for people who have never subscribed to the service. New customers are offered a year of service on the platform at a highly discounted rate (though it only covers the ad-supported plan), effectively making it the cheapest paid on-demand video subscription option right now for eligible customers.

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Study finds key psychological trait linked to happier families

Study finds key psychological trait linked to happier families

What makes some families and couples happier and more cohesive in their relationship? Many factors play a role, but a new study from the University of Rochester finds that one particular personality trait is a key element of this positive outcome -- and, on the flip side, the study also identified a psychological tendency that may strain relationships and home life.

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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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