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Parker Solar Probe makes a second orbit of the Sun, captures solar wind on video

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio The Parker Solar Probe, launched last year, has completed its second orbit around the Sun. The results obtained from the mission have been very positive, according to Dr. Nicky Fox, Director of the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters, who said in a statement: “We’re […]

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New York governor orders discrimination probe into Facebook’s advertising platform

(Reuters) — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered the U.S. Department of Financial Services to investigate reports that state-regulated advertisers were using Facebook Inc’s advertising platform in a discriminatory manner. This is the second investigation that the state governor has ordered into the social media company this year. In February, Cuomo ordered two […]

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InSight has placed its heat probe, will dig 16 feet beneath the surface of Mars

NASA’s InSight lander set its heat probe, called the Heat and Physical Properties Package (HP3), on the Martian surface on February 12. NASA/JPL-Caltech/DLR Having placed its seismometer onto the Martian surface and covered it with a heat shield to keep it safe, NASA’s InSight mission has moved on to deploying its second instrument. New images […]

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EU may probe Apple Pay over iPhone NFC lock-in — if anyone complains

(Reuters) — EU regulators looked into Apple’s mobile payment service and found it was not market dominant but they could review it again if they receive formal complaints, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Monday. In an interview with Reuters, European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager also signaled that Google and Amazon would remain very much on […]

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Cigar-shaped comet may actually be an alien probe, Harvard scientists suggest

An artist’s rendition of the first interstellar comet, Oumuamua, which some scientists now think may be an alien probe. Last November, astronomers detected an outer-space object unlike anything detected before. The visitor, dubbed Oumuamua (pronounced “oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah”), arrived from interstellar space, beyond the bubble-like region that demarcates the sun’s domain. Its unusual origin story wasn’t the […]