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Posted on: Nov 30 12:05

NASA is working to resume science operations of the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope after it entered safe mode Nov. 23 due to an ongoing gyroscope (gyro) issue. Hubble’s instruments are stable, and the telescope is in good health.

The telescope automatically entered safe mode when one of its three gyroscopes gave faulty readings. The gyros measure the telescope’s turn rates and are part of the system that determines which direction the telescope is pointed. While in safe mode, science operations are suspended, and the telescope waits for new directions from the ground.

Hubble first went into safe mode Nov. 19. Although the operations team successfully recovered the spacecraft to resume observations the following day, the unstable gyro caused the observatory to suspend science operations once again Nov. 21. Following a successful recovery, Hubble entered safe mode again Nov. 23.

The team is now running tests to characterize the issue and develop solutions. If necessary, the spacecraft can be re-configured to operate with only one gyro. The spacecraft had six new gyros installed during the fifth and final space shuttle servicing mission in 2009. To date, three of those gyros remain operational, including the gyro currently experiencing fluctuations. Hubble uses three gyros to maximize efficiency, but could continue to make science observations with only one gyro if required.

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Posted on: Nov 30 12:05
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Posted on: Nov 30 12:04

The Israeli army’s expanded authorization for bombing non-military targets, the loosening of constraints regarding expected civilian casualties, and the use of an artificial intelligence system to generate more potential targets than ever before, appear to have contributed to the destructive nature of the initial stages of Israel’s current war on the Gaza Strip, an investigation by +972 Magazine and Local Call reveals. These factors, as described by current and former Israeli intelligence members, have likely played a role in producing what has been one of the deadliest military campaigns against Palestinians since the Nakba of 1948.

The investigation by +972 and Local Call is based on conversations with seven current and former members of Israel’s intelligence community — including military intelligence and air force personnel who were involved in Israeli operations in the besieged Strip — in addition to Palestinian testimonies, data, and documentation from the Gaza Strip, and official statements by the IDF Spokesperson and other Israeli state institutions.

Compared to previous Israeli assaults on Gaza, the current war — which Israel has named “Operation Iron Swords,” and which began in the wake of the Hamas-led assault on southern Israel on October 7 — has seen the army significantly expand its bombing of targets that are not distinctly military in nature. These include private residences as well as public buildings, infrastructure, and high-rise blocks, which sources say the army defines as “power targets” (“matarot otzem”).

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE, TORTURE/ WAR CRIMES, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 30 12:04

 Out of nine immigrants convicted in the case of a gang rape of a 15-year-old girl in Hamburg’s city park in September 2020, only one was sentenced to prison time by a German regional court, according to reports.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 12:03

 Americans need over $11,000 more this year to keep the same standard of living they enjoyed at the beginning of 2021.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 12:03

 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is forcing students and faculty to take a training course titled “LGBTQ+ 101” that pushes radical claims such as that it’s an “act of violence” to use the birth name of an individual who identifies as transgender.

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Posted on: Nov 30 12:02
Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 30 12:01

US Real GDP grew at a whopping 5.2% (revision) in Q3.

But was it organic growth or simply The Federal Government funding the defense and green energy industies with trillions in spending?

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Posted on: Nov 30 11:32

This was obvious from the beginning: if the US was going to demand countries to pass pro degeneracy laws, countries are just going to make deals with the Chinese, who don’t put sexual stipulations on trade deals.

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Posted on: Nov 30 11:32

 California is set to spend nearly $300 million to clean up homeless encampments near state roads.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 11:05

 House Republicans unveiled on Wednesday a website dedicated to the corruption-focused impeachment inquiry against President Joe Biden.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 11:05

 Dozens of seniors in New York, including a 94-year-old Army veteran named Frank Tammaro, were evicted from their senior center, which was then converted into a migrant shelter.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 11:03

 X owner Elon Musk gave his thoughts on who he might vote for in the 2024 presidential race when asked about the matter during an interview in New York City Wednesday afternoon.

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Posted on: Nov 30 10:59

The Reverse Repo Facility and the Repo market are crucial overnight lending mechanisms operated by the Federal Open Market Committee.

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Posted on: Nov 30 09:20

You can feel something’s very wrong already from the title.

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Posted on: Nov 30 09:20

Diversity is our greatest strength, except when it comes to things that require basic proficiency at literally anything.

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Posted on: Nov 30 09:19

 The Arkansas attorney general rejected a ballot measure proposing a constitutional right to abortion on Tuesday.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 09:05

 Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized former President Donald Trump on Wednesday for touting an endorsement from a Black Lives Matter leader.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 09:05

 The Department of Justice appears to have collected information on anyone who liked, followed, or retweeted Donald Trump’s Twitter account — among other actions in connection to the former president’s social media — in the days leading up to the January 6 U.S. Capitol breach.

By: orraz
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Posted on: Nov 30 09:04

 X owner Elon Musk ripped companies this week that are boycotting advertising on his social media platform after a recent post of his generated controversy.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 30 09:04

 Former President Donald Trump touted an endorsement from a former leader of Black Lives Matter on Wednesday, saying that he was “very honored” to have his endorsement as well as “BLM’s support.”

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Posted on: Nov 30 09:01

 Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott announced Wednesday the state will bus another 70,000 immigrants to Democrat-run cities around the nation amid the Biden administration’s ongoing crisis at the Southern Border.

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Posted on: Nov 30 09:01

Significant winter weather, including over 40 inches of snow in parts of the Great Lakes and interior Northeast, caused hazardous conditions and a fatal road accident, with the snow winding down but light showers still possible.

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Posted on: Nov 30 08:21

Buckle up, America! The signs are clear, and they’re not pointing towards mere challenges but a looming economic catastrophe. The U.S. housing market, a historical indicator of economic health, is in a deadlock, and it’s sending shockwaves through the nation.

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Posted on: Nov 30 08:00