After being released from 50 days of captivity from the Hamas militant group, Avera Mengistu, an Israeli man of Ethiopian descent, described the experience of her captivity as intense psychological warfare. Mengistu, who entered Palestinian territory last year voluntarily, said her captors used verbal and psychological abuse to try to break her spirit and weaken her morale. This included deprivation of sleep, isolation, and humiliation. According to reports, Hamas has not issued any statement concerning Mengistu’s captivity or release.
Astronomers have discovered a system of six exoplanets orbiting a young star 340 light-years away in the constellation Musca. The star, now known as TOI-178, is relatively close and bright, allowing its planets to be studied in greater detail. The six exoplanets range in size from roughly that of Earth to nearly three times as […]
SpaceX has criticized the long-term regulatory process for its Starship rocket, claiming that the “headwinds” are holding up the progress of the rocket and potentially compromising U.S. leadership in the development of space technologies. The Starship is SpaceX’s next-generation rocket, designed to enable ambitious missions to the Moon and Mars. But in a tweet to […]
NASA’s most high-risk endeavor in decades and other boundary-pushing space missions planned for 2024
NASA is planning to launch its most high-risk endeavor in decades on the Artemis mission in 2024, which will utilize the agency’s new Space Launch System (SLS) to send a crewed Orion spacecraft on a trip to the moon. This will mark the first time humans have visited the lunar surface since Apollo 17 in […]