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The world’s first planetary defense system, intended to avoid a cataclysmic collision with Earth, was tested on Monday as NASA’s asteroid-deflecting DART spacecraft approached a planned hit with its target ten months after launch. The “impactor” vehicle, which had a cube shape and was about the size of a vending machine and had two rectangular solar arrays, was planned to fly into the asteroid Dimorphos, which was about the size of a football stadium, and then explode 6.8 million miles (11 million kilometers) from Earth at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT). In the mission’s culmination, a spaceship will be put to the test to see if it can change an asteroid’s trajectory using only kinetic force by slamming into it at high speed to shove it just far enough away from Earth. It represents the first-ever attempt to alter the trajectory of an asteroid or any other celestial entity. The majority of DART’s journey has been traveled under the direction of NASA’s flight directors. In the closing hours of the mission, however, control will be transferred to an autonomous onboard navigation system. DART was launched by a SpaceX rocket in November 2021. The intended impact is scheduled to be tracked in real-time from the mission operations center at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, on Monday evening. As part of a binary pair with the same name—the Greek word for twin—celestial DART’s target is an asteroid “moonlet” with a diameter of roughly 560 feet (170 meters) that orbits a parent asteroid five times larger and is known as Didymos. According to NASA scientists, neither object actually poses a threat to Earth, and their DART test cannot accidentally produce a new existential hazard. When compared to the catastrophic Chicxulub asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago and wiped out around three-quarters of the world’s plant and animal life, including the dinosaurs, Dimorphos and Didymos are both insignificant. According to NASA scientists and planetary security specialists, the Didymos duo are excellent test subjects because of their size because smaller asteroids are much more frequent and theoretically present a higher immediate threat. They are also perfect for DART, or Double Asteroid Redirection Test, the first proof-of-concept mission due to their relative proximity to Earth and dual-asteroid configuration. ROBOTIC SUICIDE MISSION … Read more
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After a dramatic NASCAR AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 500 in Texas, Tyler Reddick was the first driver to cross the line in the #8 vehicle. Reddick achieved his third career victory in the Chevrolet, but the Texas Motor Speedway race was marred by pandemonium. 16 caution flags were raised, there was a red flag delay, and Cody Ware was taken to the infield medical care center following a dramatic head-on collision where his car slammed the wall on pit road. Ware has been discharged from the hospital. After nearly six hours of racing in the Texas afternoon that got underway at 15:30 (local time) with the Texas sun beating down on the starting grid, Reddick emerged victorious. The track cooled down by 20 degrees between Stage 1 and Stage 3, which caused drivers to slide about the Speedway, and there was a lengthy delay due to lightning and rain, with Stage 3 finally starting just after 19:45. The weather conditions varied greatly during the stages. The first stage was won by Kyle Larson, and in the first 57 laps, three caution flags were raised. The first one was raised when Martin Truex Jr. skidded entering Turn 4. The #18 driver’s terrible luck in the playoff races continued when Kyle Busch became the next to spin and crashed into the wall on Lap 50. The next playoff competitor to bring out the Caution was Alex Bowman, who hit the wall while in ninth place. Christopher Bell also had a playoff race wrecked by tyre problems in Stage 2. Ryan Blaney won Stage 2, making it his seventh stage victory in Texas. The right side of Chase Elliott’s car, which was driving the #9, was on fire due to a right-rear issue. Before his weekend came to an end, Elliott was in the lead of the playoffs heading into this race. Early in the Stage 3 restart, both Erik Jones and Kevin Harvick crashed with the wall, but the drama between Denny Hamlin and William Byron was the talk of the stage. Under the Caution signal, the Joe Gibbs Racing driver made contact with the #24 before responding by slamming into Bryon’s vehicle and driving bumper to bumper down the back straight as retaliation for their earlier collision at the end of Stage 2. … Read more
The 53-year-old director claimed that Madea, who is based on his mother and aunt, was created to pay tribute to “the individuals that made me who I am.” When he spoke with Chris Wallace, 74, on his new HBO Max talk show, he discussed Spike’s comments. In 2009, Spike, 65, stirred some controversy by calling Madea “coonery buffoonery” and claiming that it strengthened derogatory preconceptions of the black community. “For me, I have liked the movies that I have done, because these are the folks that I grew up with, that I represent,” Perry said to Wallace. Most of them didn’t have a high school diploma, but their experiences, how much they cared for one another, and their jokes when they were feeling down—”I’m five years old, I’m on the floor with my matchbox cars, I’m in a masterclass for my life”—made up for their lack of education. You are ignoring the tales of millions and millions of black people when someone says, “You’re harkening back to a period in our lives that we don’t want to talk about or we don’t want the public to see.” For me, it is vital to honor the people who came up, taught me, and shaped who I am. According to Perry, the Madea project “resonates” with a large number of followers because they are familiar with “women in similar experiences.” According to him, Madea is “absolutely the PG version of my mother and my aunt, and I liked having the opportunity to pay homage to them.” He further stated that “she would beat the heck out of you but make sure the ambulance got there in time to make sure they could set your arm back.” Perry also spoke with Wallace how his father’s maltreatment of him contributed to his success in building a $1 billion brand. “My father frequently, sent a letter to me a few years ago through my brother stating, “If I beat your ass one more time, you would be Barack Obama,” indicating that he believes his abuse made me successful, the man stated. But he completely discredits my mother’s affection. And what led me here was my mother’s love. Not the abuse, though. It wasn’t the fury and enmity. She loved me, and that’s what led me here. Perry revealed to People in 2019 that his drunken father once beat him so severely with a vacuum cleaner that his skin might have come off. … Read more
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Around 11 p.m. on Saturday, a sizable number of police officers and EMS workers were summoned to the park, which was hosting the first weekend of the well-known Phantom Fall Fest festival. According to police, local hospitals treated the three casualties. Jennifer Borrasso of KDKA-TV was informed by sources that two of the victims were 15 years old, and that the other victim was an adult man. The shooting was caused by a dispute between two groups of teenage boys. Police said one individual drew a revolver and began shooting. In addition to the park’s security, the police said that all computers and metal detectors were operational on Saturday night. How the gun entered the park is unclear. Police are looking into it. They claimed to be speaking and using park cameras. “On Sunday, September 25, the park is closed. Tickets that have expired for today’s Phantom Fall Fest are still valid for future events. On September 30, a Friday, we will reopen “messages published on the website of Kennywood The park’s well-liked Phantom Fall Fest, which it refers to on its website as a “signature spooky-season event,” began on Saturday night. “Come early for a special fall atmosphere, holiday food, and family-friendly entertainment. … Read more