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US agency upgrades Tesla Autopilot safety probe, step ahead of possible recall

WASHINGTON, June 9 (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday it was upgrading its probe to 830,000 Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicles with its advanced Autopilot driver assistance system, a mandatory step before being able to request a recall. The auto safety agency opened a preliminary assessment in August to assess the …

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DAVINCI Deep Atmosphere Probe on Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI space probe will dive into the hellish atmosphere of Venus

NASA’s DAVINCI mission will study the origin, evolution and current state of Venus in unprecedented detail from cloud tops to the planet’s surface. The mission’s goal is to help answer long-standing questions about our neighboring planet, particularly whether Venus was ever wet and habitable like Earth. Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Last year, NASA …

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These videos of a space probe flying past the sun are truly out of this world

A spacecraft looping around the Sun made its first close approach – and captured the encounter in glorious detail. The European Space Agency’s (ESA) solar orbiter entered the close encounter, known as perihelion, on March 26, at a distance of about 48 million kilometers (30 million miles), at the inside the orbit of Mercury. At …

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