Peregrine Moon Lander by Astrobotic Disintegrates Upon Reentry

The spacecraft destined for the moon ended up back on Earth, burning up in the atmosphere. Astrobotic Technology of Pittsburgh announced the loss of communication with its Peregrine moon lander on Thursday afternoon, indicating that it entered Earth’s atmosphere over the South Pacific. The Peregrine had been on a trip for more than 10 days, covering more than half a million miles before returning to Earth. Its main payloads were from NASA, part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services program. The spacecraft launched on Jan. 8 and although it suffered a propulsion malfunction, it continued to operate. Due to a propellant leak, the spacecraft was set on a trajectory to burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. Other landers are aiming for the moon, including a Japanese spacecraft attempting a lunar landing and the next NASA-financed commercial mission by Intuitive Machines of Houston.

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Moms Managing Girl Influencers: A Marketplace Stalked by Men

Elissa began receiving threatening messages early last year from a person calling themselves “Instamodelfan” targeting her daughter’s Instagram account. Despite having over 100,000 followers, the account has been under scrutiny for potentially exploiting children in exchange for money. However, the issue runs deeper than that. Research from The New York Times found that the platform […]

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Insights from The Times’s Investigation of Child Influencers

Instagram maintains the 13-year-old minimum age for accounts, but parents can take control, largely for their daughters’ ambitions to become influencers. Parents initiate their child’s modeling career or gain favor from clothing brands, but a dark subculture emerges, controlled by men attracted to minors, as per The New York Times. The emergence of mom-run profiles […]

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Rising Threat: China’s Growing Cyber Espionage and the New Vulnerability

Beijing’s Networks Expanding Hacking Efforts China has spread its hacking reach with new tools that exploit computer vulnerabilities and a network of contracted vendors. The large scale of China’s hacking operations poses a significant threat, with the FBI reporting China’s hacking program to be larger than all major nations combined. The U.S. has tracked consistent […]

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