OPINION - Tech & Science Daily: UK helping Nasa moon landing

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A 3D model with 1m grid-spacing of the von Karman crater  created using 370 individual shots using the AI technique MADNET2 developed at UCL  (UCL 2022)
A 3D model with 1m grid-spacing of the von Karman crater created using 370 individual shots using the AI technique MADNET2 developed at UCL (UCL 2022)

Using AI to help Nasa land on the moon, Tech & Science Daily spoke to the UK scientists helping the space agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory locate where to land the Artemis 3 rocket.

Jan Peter Muller, from the Mullard space science lab at University College London has been working on mapping the moon.

They’re doing it by taking super high-res pictures of craters on the moon, and using AI to create 3D models of them.

In the meantime, Nasa hopes to try launching the Artemis 1 moon rocket again this week.

Monday’s launch had to be called off because there were issues with cooling the engines down before lift off, on top of two hydrogen leaks. But engineers reckon it’s related to an inaccurate sensor reading that they can deal with on launch day.

Researchers believe the bite of a false widow spider, commonly found in the UK, is up to 230 times more venomous than native Irish spiders.

The National University of Ireland in Galway also found how the false widow adapts its attacks depending on things like prey size and how much venom it has left.

Ukraine’s State Emergency Service has been seen rehearsing nuclear disaster procedures.

Teams in protective gear have been using equipment to check over vehicles and civilians during training.

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