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NASA JPL just canceled hippo-asteroid armageddon

NASA JPL just canceled hippo-asteroid armageddon

This weekend a hippopotamus-shaped asteroid will pass by our planet within observation distance of several major telescopes in the United States. The asteroid is massive - around 1 mile (or 1.6 kilometers) in length with a shape like that of a potato. The folks at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory have described the asteroid as having a shape "similar to that of the exposed portion of a hippopotamus wading in a river."

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YouTube glitter bomb video ‘faked’, sort of (but not really)

YouTube glitter bomb video ‘faked’, sort of (but not really)

How can something be fake, but at the same time not fake at all? When it comes to viral content on the internet, anything is possible. Last week we had a peek at the contents of a box made by a former NASA JPL engineer that aimed to deliver glitter bombs to package thieves. As it turns out, parts of the video he produced weren't as simply epic as they appeared.

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NASA Open Source Rover lets people roll their own rover

NASA Open Source Rover lets people roll their own rover

NASA/JPL has been behind the building of some of the coolest rovers ever to roll on the surface of Earth and elsewhere. Rovers will continue to be a big part of exploring our solar system and NASA wants to encourage students, hobbyists, and enthusiasts to work on rover technology. To that end, it has unveiled the JPL Open Source Rover (OSR)

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