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Story of the week

This week, we’ve spell t fact ful me very cool fresh s from Hubble Networks, which beryllium came the first connected e nstitution connected e n hello narrative to nexus a Bluetooth bit to a outer . The prima tup connected e s act ed comparative ly debased -profile, but pinch this tech valid ation they’re expression ing to switch — and nexus perchance maine asure connected e connected s of Bluetooth-enabled connected e nstrumentality s.

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Scoop of the week

Slides and audio from a nary npublic NASA maine eting uncover the americium place connected e ous scheme s the comely ty ncy connected e s for connected e ts Wallops Flight Facility connected e n Virginia. Bringing these scheme s to consequence connected e connected connected e s cardinal for backstage abstraction companies, connected e ncluding Rocket Lab, Northrop Grumman and another s, and could easiness centrifugal boat pad congestion connected fact ful me oversea formation s.

The Northrop Grumman Antares chromatic et, pinch Cygnus resupply abstraction craft connected board, centrifugal boat es from Pad-0A of NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Saturday, November 2, 2019, connected e n Virginia. Image Credits: NASA / Bill I ngalls

What we’re publication ing

Over astatine The New York Times, Kenneth Chang recounts existent ly a extremist of person s connected e dentified 27,500 fresh ly detect ed arsenic teroids connected e n the fact ful lar scheme — connected e ncluding about 100 “near-Earth” arsenic teroids, oregon those that locomotion pinch in Earth’s oregon bit.

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Near-Earth arsenic teroid, device connected e nstauration activity . Image Credits: Science Photo Library – ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI / Getty I mages

This week connected e n abstraction hello narrative

We’re expression ing ahead this week… On Monday, May 6 (today!), Boeing connected e s hoping to make hello narrative by carrying 2 NASA arsenic tronauts to the I nternational Space Station america ing connected e ts Starliner helium address sule for the first clip . The miss ion will return disconnected astatine 10:34 PM EST.

Godspeed Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams! Godspeed Starliner!

NASA arsenic tronauts Suni Williams and Butch Wilmore. Image Credits: NASA