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Elon Musk says SpaceX faces bankruptcy, leaked video of Starship drops

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Dec 1 2021 4:01 AM CST

Following an internal SpaceX email obtained by Space Explored that revealed SpaceX CEO Elon Musk saying SpaceX could face bankruptcy in the future, a leaked video of the interior of Starship has surfaced.

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The leaked email purportedly from Elon Musk states that Starship, the biggest rocket ever, is needed to get V2 Starlink internet satellites into orbit, and to get Starship operational, the production of Raptor engines needs to increase drastically. Musk describes the Raptor engine production situation as a "crisis", and writes, "What it comes down to, is that we face a genuine risk of bankruptcy if we can't achieve a Starship flight rate of at least once every two weeks next year."

Now, a leaked video also obtained by Space Explored showcases a rare look inside of the Starship launch vehicle. According to the publication, the video showcases a SpaceX employee recording the interior of the nosecone and that the interior is recognizable from exploded Starship prototypes. It should be noted that at the time of writing this SpaceX, nor Elon Musk has denied or confirmed the leaked stories are legitimate. If you are interested in reading more on this story, check out this link here.

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Elon Musk says how SpaceX may soon face a genuine risk of bankruptcy

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Dec 1 2021 3:31 AM CST

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the production of SpaceX's Raptor engines that will be equipped to its upcoming launch vehicle called Starship may cause SpaceX to face bankruptcy.

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In an email obtained by Space Explored that was sent out to SpaceX staff over the Thanksgiving weekend by Musk, the CEO explains that the lack of Raptor engine product has caused a situation that has turned into something much worse than it was a few weeks ago. Musk describes the situation as a "crisis", and says he will be working on the Raptor production over the Thanksgiving weekend and requests any SpaceX staff that have free time to assist him.

"Unless you have critical family matters or cannot physically return to Hawthorne, we will need all hands-on deck to recover from what is, quite frankly, a disaster", reads the email. The email continues and mentions that the Raptor engines required to launch Starship is needed to launch V2 Starlink internet satellites as V2 Starlink satellites cannot be attached to SpaceX's current launch vehicle workhorse the Falcon 9. Starlink is needed to get V2 Starlinks into orbit, which SpaceX is relying on as cash inflow.

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Elon Musk chimes in on the space debris controversy caused by Russia

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Dec 1 2021 3:03 AM CST

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has chimed in on the recent controversy surrounding space debris caused by a Russian anti-satellite missile test.

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On November 15, Russia tested an anti-satellite missile on one of its own satellites, which caused thousands of new space debris to emerge in Earth's orbit. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) can be heard being told by NASA Headquarters to prepare to launch back down to Earth and take shelter in spaceships such as SpaceX's Crew Dragon. NASA condemned the actions by Russia, to which the country responded by defending its actions with the minister-general Sergei Shoigu saying that the debris "don't pose any threat to space activities."

Currently, 1,500 pieces of space debris are being tracked. However, they all haven't been found and may take some time to be found. Astronomer Jonathan McDowell, who tracks satellites and debris objects, spoke to Insider and said, "If [a satellite] gets hit by one of the bigger pieces of debris... it could completely destroy the satellite into thousands of more pieces. You could see debris hitting the satellites, causing more debris that then hits more satellites."

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NASA delays astronaut spacewalk out of fear, space dangers increasing

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Dec 1 2021 2:32 AM CST

NASA announced the cancellation of a scheduled spacewalk for astronauts aboard the International Space Station out of fear of space debris.

The space agency announced via its Twitter account that the spacewalk was canceled as there was a potential threat of space debris being a danger for astronauts Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron. The ISS astronauts were going on a spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna system. NASA has provided updates to its blog post on its website, where it writes that it received a "debris notification" before the spacewalk was meant to take place and decided to postpone the walk until further assessment of the situation has been done.

NASA has provided an update and wrote, "After receiving additional information about a late notification debris event on Monday, NASA determined the orbit of the debris does not pose a risk to a scheduled spacewalk by Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron or to International Space Station operations. Delaying the spacewalk provided an opportunity for NASA to evaluate the risk from the debris notification. The spacewalk to replace a faulty antenna system on the station's truss structure now is planned for Thursday, Dec. 2."

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Two merging supermassive black holes found near Earth, breaks records

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Dec 1 2021 2:03 AM CST

A new release from the European Space Agency (ESA) has detailed the discovery of the closest pair of merging supermassive black holes to Earth.

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The team of researchers behind the study that's been published in Astronomy & Astrophysics state that they have never found a pair of merging supermassive black holes as close as the pair that reside in the center of the galaxy NGC 7727. The galaxy resides in the constellation Aquarius and is around 89 million light-years away from Earth. Research indicates that the two supermassive black holes will become one in around 250 million years.

The lead author on the new study, Karina Voggel, an astronomer at the Strasbourg Observatory in France, says that merging black holes within NGC 7727 has broken the record for the closest pair of merging black holes to Earth by more than half the previous record holder. The record that was just broken was held by a pair of merging black holes 470 million light-years away from Earth, which is more than five times the distance than the two that were recently discovered.

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Earth's water may have come from the Sun and space rocks

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Wed, Dec 1 2021 1:32 AM CST

A team of researchers have analyzed samples from an asteroid and found evidence that suggests Earth's earliest water came from space rocks and the Sun.

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The team of researchers published a paper in the journal Nature Astronomy, and it outlines an isotopic analysis of samples from the asteroid Itokawa. This asteroid orbits the Sun every eighteen months, and researchers were interested in its isotopic composition to answer the question about how Earth's surface became 70% water.

For some time, scientists have thought that carbon-rich asteroids brought water to Earth, but the chemical fingerprint of the asteroids didn't quite match Earth's, hence why researchers are looking into different asteroids. The researchers in the recently published study found that the interaction between solar wind that's constantly produced by the Sun and dust particles from the asteroid samples caused the earliest water to begin forming on Earth.

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Ethereum may soon be added onto Twitter, after CEO Jack Dorsey resigns

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Wed, Dec 1 2021 1:03 AM CST

A new Twitter leak has revealed that the social media platform may be about to add Ethereum (ETH) to its available options of tipping.

Back in September 2021, Twitter debuted the Bitcoin (BTC) tipping feature that joined other methods of payment such as PayPal and Venmo. Currently, Twitter users who wish to tip a content creator with cryptocurrency can do so through a BTC address, but they may soon be able to tip with Ethereum. A new leak from Mr. Whale suggests that Twitter is looking to incorporate ETH tokens. While this may be exciting, it should be noted that nothing has officially been confirmed as of when this article was written.

If Twitter does incorporate ETH into its tip jar feature, it would undoubtedly be a welcomed update from the cryptocurrency community. However, the question is 'what coin is next?'. According to AltCoin Buzz, many crypto enthusiasts are suggesting coins such as DOGE, XRP, ADA, NANO, BSV, SHIB, NEO, and more. This rumor has come after Jack Dorsey, former Twitter CEO, stepped down from his position as head of the company, as an effort for Twitter to separate itself from its founders and "stand on its own, free of its founder's influence or direction".

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Mining company to list on NYSE, projects it'll mine 24,348 BTC by 2024

Jak Connor | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Wed, Dec 1 2021 12:04 AM CST

A merger between Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp, and Bitcoin mining company Griid will result in Griid being listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

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Adit EdTech Acquisition Corp has announced that it will be merging with Griid at a $3.3 billion enterprise valuation and after the deal has been processed, Griid will be listed on the NYSE under the ticker symbol GRDI. Griid's investor presentation revealed some interesting projections from the mining company, as this year Griid anticipates it will mine 637 Bitcoin with a total hash rate of 187 petahash per second (PH/s).

Additionally, Griid expects that by 2024 it can mine 24,348 and exceed its total hash rate to 26,180 PH/s. To understand how insanely large that number is, you should know that the entire Bitcoin network as of Tu is about 156,000 PH/s. Trey Kelly, CEO of GRIID, said, "We are building an American infrastructure company with the largest pipeline of committed, carbon-free power among public bitcoin miners at the lowest cost of scaled production." For more information on this story, check out this link here.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC: 5G at 10Gbps, 30% faster Adreno GPU

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Tue, Nov 30 2021 9:27 PM CST

Qualcomm is hosting a bunch of influencers, analysts, and tech press at its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit 2021 in Maui, Hawaii where the company has formally announced its new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC.

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The new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC drops the "Qualcomm" branding from the name, and while we don't have totally next-generation performance from the CPU and GPU side of things, we do have a lot of new goodies and world-firsts with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1.

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 has the 4th gen Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, enabling the new Snapdragon 8 to be the most advanced 5G mobile platform in the world -- and not only that -- but also the world's first 5G modem-RF solution that breaches 10Gbps download speeds. Crazy stuff for the future of mobile connectivity. The new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 will make it into devices from the following companies: Black Shark, Honor, iQOO, Motorola, Nubia, OnePlus, OPPO, Realme, Redmi, SHARP, Sony Corporation, vivo, Xiaomi, and ZTE.

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Razer CEO: next-gen Razer Blade gaming laptops will cost more in 2022

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Tue, Nov 30 2021 8:34 PM CST

Razer will be unveiling a new family of Razer Blade gaming laptops in 2022, with both AMD and Intel introducing new mobile CPU architectures which will allow Razer to build next-gen gaming laptops... and they're going to be even more expensive.

In a new tweet from Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, he explained that after meeting with the team and discussing "significant increases in component costs" that next-gen Razer Blade gaming laptops will have to cost more. Min-Liang Tan explained: "Just had a long meeting to review our gaming laptops line for next year - looks like there are significant increases in component costs etc and we'll be seeing price increases for next gen gaming laptops across the board (including the Razer Blade) next year."

AMD will be launching its new Zen 3+ architecture in the form of the Ryzen 6000 series codenamed "Rembrandt", while Intel has its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake-P" series of mobile CPUs coming soon.

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