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Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams

Osiris-Rex: Nasa probe risks losing asteroid sample after door jams

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Marine Corps general fired amid probe into use of racial slur

Marine Corps general fired amid probe into use of racial slur

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Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The top commander of the U.S. Marine Corps in Europe and Africa, under investigation for his use of a racial slur, has been fired. Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary was relieved of his command on Monday, after a little over three months in the post. Advertisement An investigation was opened into Neary's behavior at a physical training exercise in August at the Marines' Stuttgart-area headquarters in Germany, Stars and Stripes reported. Loud rap music was playing, including lyrics with racial epithets. Neary, who is White, asked junior troops how they would feel if he said the N-word, according to a Marine who was there, speaking to Stripes on the condition of anonymity. NBC, quoting unnamed military officials, also reported the probe was centered on allegations that Neary used th...
Nasa’s Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring ‘high five’ with asteroid Bennu

Nasa’s Osiris-Rex probe aims for daring ‘high five’ with asteroid Bennu

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Six Russians charged over hacks targeting Novichok probe, French elections and the Winter Olympics

Six Russians charged over hacks targeting Novichok probe, French elections and the Winter Olympics

Technology
The US has charged six Russian hackers over a series of global cyber attacks, including trying to undermine UK efforts to hold Moscow accountable for the Salisbury spy poisoning. Mug shots of the men, aged between 27 and 35, were released on a poster with the words: "Wanted by the FBI". The charging announcement came as Britain accused Russian cyber spies of attacking the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics before they were postponed, and of posing as Chinese and North Korean hackers to target the 2018 games.Dominic Raab, the foreign secretary, described the actions of Russia's GRU military intelligence service as "cynical and reckless". Image: It's alleged Russian spies attacked the Olympic Games The UK named the specific group it said was...
Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury

Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury

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A spacecraft bound for Mercury has swung by Venus, using Earth’s neighbor to adjust its course on the way to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planetByThe Associated PressOctober 15, 2020, 9:36 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBERLIN -- A spacecraft bound for Mercury swung by Venus on Thursday, using Earth's neighbor to adjust its course on the way to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet.Launched almost two years ago, the European-Japanese probe BepiColombo took a black-and-white snapshot of Venus from a distance of 17,000 kilometers (10,560 miles), with some of its own instruments in the frame.The fly-by is the second of nine so-called planetary gravity assists that the spacecraft needs for its seven-year trip to Mercury. The first,