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Europe’s sun mission makes the first narrow pass

The European Solar Orbiter (SolO) probe makes its first close pass to the sun on Monday and tracks it at a distance of just over 77 million km. SolO was launched in February and has a mission to understand what drives our star’s dynamic behavior. The narrow pass, known as perihelion, places the probe between the orbits of Venus and …

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Power Five Leagues are calling on Congress to pass the Athletes Compensation Act

Power Five conference commissioners are calling on Congress to push ahead with federal compensation laws for university athletes. Commissioners from the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac-12 and the Southeastern Conference sent a letter of May 23 to the leaders of the Congress. The Associated Press received a copy of the letter on Friday. Stadium, …

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NFL “failed miserably” with pass interference rule

The NFL admitted last season’s passport interference rule was “miserably” wrong. Troy Vincent, the league’s vice president of football operations, told NBC’s Peter King that the rule that will not return this season was a failure and the league overreacted the infamous blow to the Saints in the 2019 NFC championship game. The NFL finally paid the price with a …

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Congress cannot pass hazard payment for key workers

A view outside Bellevue Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic on May 1, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Everyone who listens to Congress leaders speaking during the Corona Virus outbreak has heard a lot about the “heroes” who support the rest of the country. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Celebrated “American heroes” in the healthcare …

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Coronavirus: goal achieved if UK tests pass 100,000 per day

Media playback is not supported on your device Media signatureTests will “help us unlock the block,” says Matt Hancock Britain ran more than 122,000 coronavirus tests on the last day of April, reaching the government’s goal, Health Minister Matt Hancock said. Mr. Hancock said the goal of 100,000 tests a day is a “bold goal”, but tests are necessary “to …

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The ADL calls out steam to give extremists a pass

After the terrible 2019 shooting in New Zealand’s Christchurch mosques, over 100 profiles on the Steam gaming platform honored the shooter. Steam is a digital video game store with some social networking features, and not the most obvious home for loaded political content. But just a few hours after the shooting, 66 Steam profiles took on the shooter’s name. Dozens …

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Asteroid Flyby: The mountain-sized asteroid OR2 will pass Earth tonight – How to watch live | Science | news

The asteroid orbits the sun on a path that will take it “close” but safely away from Earth on April 29th. The space rock with the official name Asteroid (52768) 1998 OR2 measures up to 4.1 km. According to astrophysicist Gianluca Masi from the Virtual Telescope Project in Italy, the asteroid will be visible through small telescopes this evening (April …

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