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NASA's InSight snaps a clear view of Mars' surface

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 01:45

After quite the journey, NASA's InSight has landed on Mars. But what's a trip without a happy snap? While we savoured a dusty photo beamed back to Earth shortly after its landing, the spacecraft has sent another photo home, showing us a clearer glimpse of the red planet's surface. SEE ALSO: Watch the electrifying moment InSight lands on Mars from mission control The lander also relayed signals back to base, indicating that it has opened its solar panels and is collecting sunlight, allowing it to recharge. Our Mars Odyssey orbiter phoned home, relaying news from @NASAInSight indicating its solar panels are open & collecting sunlight on the Martian surface. Also in the dispatch: this snapshot from the lander's arm showing the instruments in their new home: — NASA (@NASA) November 27, 2018 "The InSight team can rest a little easier tonight now that we know the spacecraft solar arrays are deployed and recharging the batteries," Tom Hoffman, InSight's project manager at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said in a statement online. "It's been a long day for the team. But tomorrow begins an exciting new chapter for InSight: surface operations and the beginning of the instrument deployment phase." The onboard camera will be used in the coming days to snap photos of the ground, which will allow engineers to figure out where to place instruments to gather data about Mars' mysterious surface. It could be about three or four months before InSight starts sending back that information, so in the meantime, enjoy the view. WATCH: This invention could revolutionize the restroom experience — Future Blink

Trump Emerges From A Big Fake Christmas Fireplace, And The Jokes Write Themselves

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 00:43

President Donald Trump made an unusual entrance at a rally in Biloxi,

GOP Candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith Repeated Sexist Jokes At 2011 Convention, Video Shows

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 23:44

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) laughingly repeated sexist jokes as the

Alibaba's Jack Ma is a Communist Party member, China state paper reveals

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:58

Jack Ma, the head of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and China's best-known capitalist, is a Communist Party member, the official Party newspaper said on Monday, debunking a public assumption the billionaire was politically unattached. The People's Daily revealed Ma's Party membership in a list of 100 people it said had helped drive the country "reform and opening up" process. Ma is China's richest man with a fortune of $35.8 billion, according to Forbes.

6 whales refloated after stranding on New Zealand beach

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:24

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Conservation workers and volunteers in New Zealand managed to refloat six surviving stranded whales on Tuesday and were hoping the animals would soon swim away into deeper water.

The Latest: Sheriff: 88 killed, 203 still missing after fire

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 22:16

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

HRW asks Argentina to probe Saudi Crown Prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 21:29

Argentina's constitution recognizes universal jurisdiction for war crimes and torture, meaning judicial authorities can investigate and prosecute those crimes no matter where they were committed. Human Rights Watch said its submission was sent to federal judge Ariel Lijo. HRW's Middle East and North Africa director Sarah Leah Whitson said the international rights group took the case to Argentina because Prince Mohammed, also known as MbS, will attend the opening of the G20 summit this week in Buenos Aires.

Mueller: Paul Manafort Broke Plea Deal By Lying To Investigators In Russia Probe

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 19:27

Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a complaint Monday alleging that former

Lindsey Graham Accuses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Of Comparing Refugee Caravan To Holocaust

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 18:38

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wasn't impressed when Rep.-elect Alexandria

Keystone XL pipeline builder asks judge to allow some work

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 18:38

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The company that wants to build the Keystone XL pipeline is asking a judge to change his order blocking the project to allow pre-construction work to continue, such as purchasing materials and finalizing contracts.

Ukraine introduces martial law citing threat of Russian invasion

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:41

Poroshenko said martial law was necessary to bolster Ukraine's defenses after Russia seized three Ukrainian naval ships and took their crew prisoner at the weekend. U.S. President Donald Trump said he did not like what was happening between Russia and Ukraine and was working with European leaders on the situation. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Russia's seizure of the Ukrainian vessels "a dangerous escalation and a violation of international law" and called for restraint from both countries.

28 Honest Tweets That Explain What Married Life Is Actually Like

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 17:40

The longer you've been married, the more you realize that many of the weird

White House Christmas decorations

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:50

First lady Melania Trump decorates the White House for Christmas

Trump criticizes GM for plant closures

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:43

President Trump says he is “not happy” about plans by General Motors to close several plants and lay off thousands of workers in Ohio, Michigan and Maryland.

2019 Ram 1500 Laramie 4x4 Crew Cab Is Good Enough to Lure Away Ford and Chevy Loyalists

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:25

Its refined driving manners and gorgeous interior make a compelling argument for breaking ranks.

Former New York Yankee Vernon Wells III Lists His $8.5 Million Texas Mansion—Complete with Batting Cage

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:20

A look inside the luxurious Mediterranean-inspired villa with an entire wing devoted to spa treatments

Nooses Hung At Mississippi State Capitol Just Before Runoff Election

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:04

Nooses hanging from trees and hateful signs were found at the Mississippi

GM Trucks and SUVs Face Probe Over Brake Performance

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:45

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a probe involving 2.7 million pickup trucks and SUVs from General Motors over concerns that their braking ability may fade ...

NASA’s InSight Spacecraft Lands Successfully On Mars After 300-Million-Mile Journey

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 15:17

After nearly seven months and more than 300 million miles, NASA's InSight