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NASA’s £300 million spacecraft collides with an asteroid at 15,000 mph, making history

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NASA has successfully completed a mission that isn’t all that dissimilar from the scenario of the film Armageddon by ramming an incredibly expensive rocket into the side of an asteroid at a stunning rate of speed.

Just like the Movies

While that movie featured actors like Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler, Ben Affleck, and Billy Bob Thornton, this specific rocket was only intended to prove that it could crash into an asteroid by slamming it head-on.

Dimorphos was the name of the asteroid in question, and it was idly floating through space.

Then, NASA made the decision to launch a rocket at it in a test known as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) just to show that they could.

Again, if an asteroid that is a threat to mankind ever appears, we’ll all be thrilled with this kind of research and development, so perhaps we shouldn’t be too pessimistic.

Dimorphus is a member of an asteroid system that revolves around the asteroid Didymos once every 11 hours and 55 minutes.

The idea here is to reduce that orbit by 10 minutes, which will shatter the rocket into minuscule bits.

That demonstrates that launching a large rocket at such potentially disruptive celestial invaders can successfully divert them.

Rocket Science

Dart’s target asteroid is not a threat to Earth, but it is the ideal testing ground to determine whether this asteroid deflection technique, also known as the kinetic impactor technique, would be an effective way to safeguard our planet in the event that an asteroid on a collision course with Earth was to be discovered in the future.

It was estimated that DART may have been moving at a speed of up to 15,000 mph at the time of the crash, which is certainly an absurdly high speed.

You can understand the distances we are referring to when we talk about “near earth” objects because the entire event is taking place approximately 11 million kilometres from Earth.

There are several of them, but they are still far away.

If you want to know, it’s about 27,000.

A small satellite that separated to capture the collision was launched with DART around 10 months ago.

Then, in 2024, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the Hera spacecraft.

Hera will proceed to the asteroid’s location in an effort to locate any information regarding the collision.

Dimorphos will have reached historic significance by the time Hera arrives at Didymos in 2026, the ESA said. It will be the first object in the Solar System whose orbit has been changed by human activity in a detectable way.

We have a lot of problems, and asteroids potentially hitting Earth is one of them.

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Dwayne Johnson Returns to Store He Used to Frequent as a Child a Rights His Wrongs

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A long-standing wrong has now been rectified by Dwayne Johnson. The Rock claims to have been thinking about a 7-Eleven for quite some time, and he finally found time in his hectic schedule to stop by.

Ghosts of the Past

The action star described in an Instagram video how he used to frequent the Hawaiian shop daily for over a year in order to shoplift. It was simply a Snickers bar that he was trying to steal during his shoplifting period.

Doing the Right Thing

Before going to the gym, he would stop by the 7-Eleven and snag one delectable chocolate bar every day. Now that he’s making millions of dollars in Hollywood, he thought it would be good to make amends for his transgressions. He acknowledges that, at the time, he was about 14 years old and “broke as hell.”

To everyone’s surprise, he suddenly entered the store and purchased practically every Snickers bar they had. But he wasn’t done just yet, Dwayne Johnson chose to make the purchases for everyone else while he was there. Everyone was so appreciative that a famous movie celebrity was prepared to cover their groceries.

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Tons of Fans Express Interest in a Def Jam Revival

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A popular EA series that blended fighting and hip hop has been inactive for some time. Def Jam: Icon, the company’s last real fighting game, was released in 2007, but fans have been wishing for a revival ever since.

What They Can Do

In order to show EA how much support there is for a new installment on contemporary systems, these same devoted fans have now made the decision to take matters into their own hands and start a petition. It’s been going very well so far.

Growing Strength

Over 8500 people have signed the petition to see a new Def Jam game on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, which was started by YouTube creator RAH GAMING. Many have also left comments expressing how much they would value the series’ return.

Ice-T also joined the Def Jam comeback earlier this year when he requested a Fight for New York revival on Twitter, predicting that it “would be a huge hit all over again.” He played a role in the game too, so knowing that he’d likely be open to developing a new installment if the chance presented itself is pretty reassuring.

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Even with Over 10 Million Followers on TikTok, KSI has Only Made Around $3600

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One of the most well-known video producers, KSI began on YouTube but has since expanded to other platforms like TikTok to satisfy audience demand. Though he might have had a string of bad luck with it.

Shocking News

KSI, real name Olajide Olatunji, should therefore be making a sizable sum of money from TikTok given all of his followers. KSI, real name Olajide Olatunji, should therefore be making a sizable sum of money from TikTok given all of his followers, but that was not the case.

That’s About It

Speaking at the time when he had 9.2 million followers on the well-known social media site, KSI requested guesses from Miniminter and TBJZL, two other members of The Sideman. But KSI said that he has earned £3,000 up to that moment thanks to his over 70 million TikTok likes.

Miniminter noted that KSI has published between 40 and 50 TikToks, citing the fact that social media entrepreneurs who want to rely on the site for a living publish four to five films daily. In order to make the “real money,” KSI continues, producers will “slowly move to YouTube.”

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