Nasa’s Saturn probe to graze past planet’s rings

For the past twelve years, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn, taking a number of the most detailed pictures of the superior planet yet captured. Now, it is time for the spacecraft, launched in 1997, to retire -but not before diving through unknown regions and grazing past edges of the planet’s main rings. throughout its journey , Cassini has created numerous dramatic discoveries, including a global ocean within Enceladus and liquid methane seas on Titan. Engineers have been pumping up the spacecraft’s orbit around Saturn this year to extend its…

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Flying Ambulance successfully completed its initial solo test flight

An autonomous flying ambulance successfully completed its initial solo test flight, providing a possible solution for difficult search and rescue missions. Completing such missions in rough terrain or combat zones can be difficult , with helicopters presently offering the best transportation possibility in most cases. However, these vehicles need clear areas to land, and within the case of war zones, helicopters tend to attract enemy fire. The autonomous flying vehicle, dubbed the cormorant, has been tested by an Israeli company and could one day go where helicopters cannot.The vehicle is…

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