On 11 September, at 19:04 (GMT) the Flagship-class unmanned robotic spacecraft Cassini will make its last, distant flyby of Titan. Dubbed the ‘goodbye kiss’ by its mission planners, the flyby will take it 119049 km from the surface of this moon of Saturn, sealing Cassini’s fate.
“The stellar density here is an incredible 4.6 million stars per square degree. The image covers about 0.6 square degrees, making it conceivable that there are some 2.8 million stars captured in this image sequence alone.”
New synthetic fuel may have great benefits for environment, while minimising costs for implementation
It claims that the process will produce gasoline, diesel, kerosine as well as substitute natural gas. In this way, synthetic fuels, supplementing electrification, could save up to 2.8 gigatons of CO2. To put that huge figure in perspective: that’s three times Germany’s carbon-dioxide emissions in 2016.
Romania wants to buy 54 American HIMARS artillery system, making them the first Europeans to operate it
If the sale is approved, Romania will be the fifth country to operate HIMARS, and the first European country to do so. Entering service with the US Army in June 2005, HIMARS is the wheeled, light variant of the multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) family.
It has a 5.2 Little V10 which produces 640 HP (470 kW) at 8.000 rpm, but if numbers ‘aren’t your thing’, think of this; the car completed a lap at the (in)famous Nürburgring in 00:06:52:01, setting a new record for best lap and becoming the fastest standard production car ever, beating the ‘unbeatable’ Porsche 918 with an astonishing 5 seconds (!).