NASA expert identifies mysterious extraterrestrial object as old Centaur rocket booster

Earth may get a new “mini-moon” soon.

But it’s probably just an old rocket booster from 1966.

The mysterious extraterrestrial object once called “asteroid 2020 SO” now appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission 54 years ago, according to NASA’s leading asteroid expert Paul Chodas.

The “asteroid” was on track to get nabbed by Earth’s gravitational pull and become a small moon next month.

The formerly known asteroid may actually be the Centaur upper-rocket stage that successfully propelled NASA’s Surveyor 2 lander to the moon in 1966. According to NASA, the lander ended up colliding into the moon after one of its thrusters failed to ignite.


Last month, this mysterious object was detected by a telescope in Hawaii, according to Space.com’s Meghan Bartels. The object is roughly estimated to be 26 feet based on its brightness—near the length of the old Centaur, which now would be

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NASA expert identifies mystery object once thought an asteroid

The jig may be up for an “asteroid” that’s expected to get nabbed by Earth’s gravity and become a mini moon next month. Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission 54 years ago that’s finally making its way back home, according to NASA’s leading asteroid expert. Observations should help nail its identity.

“I’m pretty jazzed about this,” Paul Chodas told The Associated Press. “It’s been a hobby of mine to find one of these and draw such a link, and I’ve been doing it for decades now.”

Chodas speculates that asteroid 2020 SO, as it is formally known, is actually the Centaur upper rocket stage that successfully propelled NASA’s Surveyor 2 lander to the moon in 1966 before it was discarded. The lander ended up crashing into the moon after one of its thrusters failed to ignite

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Fake asteroid? NASA expert IDs mystery object as old rocket

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This Sept. 20, 1966 photo provided by the San Diego Air and Space Museum shows an Atlas Centaur 7 rocket on the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s leading asteroid expert, Paul Chodas, speculates that asteroid 2020 SO, as it is formally known, is actually a Centaur upper rocket stage that propelled NASA’s Surveyor 2 lander to the moon in 1966 before it was discarded.

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The jig may be up for an “asteroid” that’s expected to get nabbed by Earth’s gravity and become a mini moon next month.

Instead of a cosmic rock, the newly discovered object appears to be an old rocket from a failed moon-landing mission 54 years ago that’s finally making its way back home, according to NASA’s leading asteroid expert. Observations should help nail its identity.

“I’m pretty jazzed about this,” Paul Chodas told The Associated Press. “It’s been a hobby of

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Expert discusses the importance of getting wise to misinformation, conspiracy theories

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has opened gateways—allowing for people to continue learning and remain connected. But it’s also allowed for the steady flow of disinformation, misinformation and conspiracy theories.


From Facebook to Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat—social media is always at our fingertips. Slanted views can spread like wildfire on those platforms, despite efforts to stop it.

Jenny Rice, an associate professor in the Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, is an expert on conspiracy theories. In her book, “Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence,” she looks to examples that lie at the fringes of public discourse—pseudoscience, the paranormal, conspiracy theories about 9/11, the moon landing, UFO sightings and Obama’s birth record. Such examples, she argues, bring to light other questions about evidence that force us to reassess and move beyond traditional

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Technology is the new battleground of geopolitical order as China and US face-off over TikTok: Expert

There’s a tech turf war smoldering, the result of which could create a new world order and redraw geopolitical alliances. That’s according to Abishur Prakash, a geopolitical futurist at Center for Innovating the Future and author of our books, including Next Geopolitics: Volume 1 and 2.

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“This is the new status quo, geopolitics. Tech is now driving things,” he said in an interview with Yahoo Finance’s On The Move.

The power struggle is evident, said Prakash, as the U.S. and China face-off in a proxy war over social media app TikTok, currently owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance, which is working with U.S. regulators to resolve outstanding security concerns over its planned sale of the popular app.

“If we look at the deal between TikTok and Oracle (ORCL) and Walmart (WMT), a key focus of that deal is data, where will data be stored,” he said, with privacy

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Is an Intel Core i3 okay for gaming? | Ask an expert

Q: Will an Intel Core i3 processor work for playing games? If yes, will it work if the PC only has 4GB of RAM?

Compared to flagship processors with eight or more cores, contemporary quad-core Core i3 CPUs may seem too weak to handle games. If you have an older Core i3 chip with just two cores and four threads, it might seem even less capable.

But you don’t need to have mid-tier gear for PC gaming. (In fact, we built a $300 gaming PC using a processor that’s more budget than a Core i3 processor.) Your rig won’t be anywhere near as fast as if you had a Core i5 part, but you can still pair it with a graphics card. We suggest selecting a similarly affordable graphics card, with $150 to $200 as the maximum spent. Then tweak the settings until you find a good balance between visual

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Hexaware Becomes a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP) and Earns Advanced Certification for Data Warehouse Migration to Azure

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Hexaware, one of the fastest growing next-generation digital transformation partners, today announced that it has become a Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Provider (MSP). Hexaware has also earned the Advanced Specialization for Data Warehouse Migration to Azure

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Hexaware successfully achieved the Azure Expert MSP designation through a rigorous third-party audit by demonstrating depth of knowledge and proficiency across their Azure capabilities. The Azure Expert MSP program recognizes Hexaware’s investment in resources, training, and technology and their ability to successfully enable digital transformation for their customers globally. Similarly, Hexaware’s endorsement from Microsoft for Advanced Specialization in Data Warehouse Migration to Azure was through an external audit.

To provide accelerated, smarter and cost effective solutions, Hexaware leverages its AMAZE™ product suite consisting of AMAZE™ for Infrastructure for automated lift and shift migration, AMAZE™ for Data and AI for migrating on-premise

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George Maul, former Florida Tech department head, tsunami expert, had passions for the sea and science

The ocean always beckoned him, sometimes with foreboding.



George Maul, professor of oceanography, marine & environmental systems, is stepping down.


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George Maul, professor of oceanography, marine & environmental systems, is stepping down.

George August Maul warned for years that a killer wave in Florida was inevitable. A powerful tsunami traveling as fast as a jetliner will strike our coast, the Virgin Islands, or elsewhere in the Caribbean. He was convinced: It’s just a matter of time.

He would not live to see the tragedy he often warned of and worked tirelessly to prevent. 

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Maul, an oceanographer and educator with “a disarming smile and limitless curiosity who made a profound impact on marine and environmental science programs at Florida Tech as a department head, advocate, fundraiser and speaker,” succumbed to cancer Wednesday, Florida Institute of Technology officials announced Thursday. 

He was 82.

Maul, 

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Blockchain Technology In Healthcare Market Healthcare Equipment, Highlights, Expert Reviews 2020 to 2025

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Sep 21, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
The report titled “Blockchain Technology In Healthcare Market” report will be very useful to get a stronger and effective business outlook. It provides an in-depth analysis of different attributes of industries such as trends, SWOT analysis, policies, and clients operating in several regions. The qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques have been used by analysts to provide accurate and applicable data to the readers, business owners, and industry experts.

The Blockchain Technology In Healthcare market was valued at 22500 Milion US$ in 2019 and is projected to reach 35700 Million US$ by 2025, at a CAGR of 3.0% during the forecast period.

The development in offering competent healthcare services is extremely dependent on its advancements in the information technology, and the ability to store and record information economically and

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Artificial Intelligence: Expert warns of ‘potential disaster’ of AI bias | Science | News

Defined as the simulation of human intelligence by machines, examples of everyday AI range from Amazon’s Alexa, Gmail smart replies to predictive searches on Google. Although the baseline benefits of AI are indisputable, the cutting edge technology contains a dangerous caveat – inherent bias.

And an expert in AI has now warned this is an issue which needs to be urgently addressed.

Peter van der Putten, an assistant professor in AI at Leiden University, told Express.co.uk bias represents “a potential disaster”.

He said: “It’s not that AI is by definition is some evil technology, it’s neither good nor bad.

“But it’s not neutral either because it’s built on data and logic that exists in the real world.

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“So in that sense, it can also perpetuate the bias that exists in the real world.”

He went

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