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DART Impact with Asteroid Dimorphos (NASA Broadcast)

September 26, 2022

Countdown to impact! Join us online as NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) attempts humanity’s first-ever test of planetary defense. The DART spacecraft will intentionally crash into asteroid Dimorphos at 7:14 p.m. ET on Monday, September 26, 2022, to see whether kinetic force can change its orbit. Why? If this test is successful, the same technique could be used to deflect an Earth-threatening asteroid in the future, should one ever be discovered. Don’t miss this moment in history!

Learn more about DART: https://dart.jhuapl.edu/

Become a planetary defender: https://dart.jhuapl.edu/Planetary-Defender/

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2022 Reconnaissance Blind Chess Tournament

October 19, 2022

Reconnaissance Blind Chess (RBC) is a chess variant designed for new research in artificial intelligence (AI). RBC includes imperfect information, long-term strategy, explicit observations, and almost no common knowledge. These features appear in real-world scenarios and challenge even state-of-the-art algorithms. Each RBC player controls traditional chess pieces but cannot directly see the locations of their opponent’s pieces. Rather, players learn partial information each turn by privately sensing a chosen 3×3 area of the board. RBC’s foundation in traditional chess makes it familiar and entertaining to human players, too! Join the study and fun now by reading the rulesbuilding a bot, or playing a game.

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LSIC 2022 Fall Meeting (El Paso, Texas)

November 2-3, 2022

The Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) fall meeting will be held on November 2-3, 2022, at the University of Texas at El Paso and online. The event will feature interrelationships between the six focus areas identified by the consortium, with a specific focus on how they relate to excavation and construction. LSIC’s overall goal is to foster communication and collaboration among academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. The fall meeting will feature individual invited talks, group and panel discussions, as well as poster sessions, breakout groups, and networking opportunities.

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