NASA’s Curiosity rover drives past ancient water tests

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS For the past 10 years, the Curiosity rover has been navigating the Martian terrain in search of clues about the Red Planet’s potentially habitable past. Recently, the car-sized robot passed through a transition zone, from an area that may once have harbored lakes on its surface to one of drier conditions. El rover … Read more

They identify the impact crater of the alleged rocket that hit the Moon in March, and it comes with surprise

The newly formed double crater on the far side of the Moon, near the Hertzsprung craterImage: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University Observations made by the probe Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of NASA allowed scientists to identify the place where a mysterious object, probably the body of a rocketcrashed into the Moon several months ago. The crash site is … Read more

The BepiColombo spacecraft captures a detailed photo of Mercury on its second flyby

Image: ESA/BepiColombo/MTM, CC BY-SA 3.0 OIG BepiColombo has successfully completed its second gravity assist maneuver on Mercury. The spacecraft passed within 200 km of the closest planet to the Sun, and was able to take some of the most detailed photos in existence. BepiColombo is a joint mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) and … Read more

A 200MP sensor for cameras that do not protrude from the mobile

Image: Samsung Samsung just showed to the world its new 200 megapixel Isocell HP3 sensor. It is by no means the company’s first sensor with that resolution (The Isocell HP1 is already 200MP), but it is Samsung’s first to lower the point size to a spectacular 0.56 micrometers. The Isocell HP1, to cite the closest … Read more

5G interference could make Starlink unusable

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A on May 6, 2022 in Cape Canaveral, Florida (Long exposure was used to create this image.)Photo: Red Huber (Getty Images) i’s companysatellite internet Starlink of Elon Musk is going to have problems because of the networks 5G. Or rather, that is what SpaceX wants … Read more

NASA shuts down several Voyager systems to extend their life

The Voyager 1 probeImage: NASA/JPL-Caltech Las Voyager probes are 45 years oldyou in space. Since their launch in 1977 these probes have reached the far reaches of our solar system and have traveled farther than any other man-made object. But after nearly five decades in operation, NASA has begun to turn off electronic systems two … Read more

An Ikea lightbulb and seven other things that can run Doom

Image: ID Software, Ikea For a whole generation it was, along with Wolfenstein 3D, the first first person shooter game. Nearly 30 years later, the Doom original has become a challenge among the world’s most die-hard hackers, who are trying to port the open source title to any device with some memory and a microcontroller. … Read more

This engineering genius has transformed his PS5 into a tiny console

Image: DIY Perks / YouTube / Kotaku It seems inevitable that over time a PS5 Slim will end up arriving. Not only because the current PS5 is the size and shape of a Dubai skyscraper, but also because Sony always releases a slimmer version of its consoles every few years. Since there are still a … Read more

What is this strange balancing rock on Mars?

This image was taken by Perseverance on Sol 466, or June 12, 2022 according to Earth’s calendarImage: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU My partner noticed something strange in the latest batch of photos from NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover: A rounded rock appears to be carefully balanced on a jagged outcropping. How did that get there? The photo was taken … Read more

NASA has found the first floating black hole

Image: NASA, ESA, STScI, Joseph Olmsted So far, astronomers have found the same type of black hole that normally influenced nearby objects, either by radiating X-rays as it consumed material or an orbiting companion star. However, what Hubble seems to have found is new: a black hole that is not feeding and does not have … Read more